35th Wilderness & Canoe Symposium www.wcsymposium.com 21-22 February, 2020 York University Toronto This annual symposium is a mid-winter gathering of kindred spirits in search of knowledge and a sense of place. Its purpose is to educate and remind us of how sacred, fragile, and endangered the remaining natural wilderness areas are, and to celebrate wilderness experiences in our northern Canadian habitat. Each speaker offers a unique perspective on far-ranging topics that include subjects such as ecology, First Nations, guiding, history, unique trips, conservation, etc.
HYSLOP, CAROLYN – is the Executive Director with the Canadian Canoe Museum. She has been with the museum since 2002 in roles including Education Co-ordinator, Public Programs Manager, Director of Operations and General Manager. Prior to joining the museum, Carolyn held positions at Camp Kawartha, Outward Bound Canada, Canada World Youth, Quetico Foundation and the Bluewater District School Board. She earned a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University’s Outdoor and Experiential Education program and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University. Carolyn is passionate about how canoes connect us to the land and to each other and the role that they can play in transformative educational experiences.
WARD, JEREMY – Curator Jeremy Ward has created more than ten exhibitions during his time working with The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. With a background in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies he has researched for and been featured in several documentaries for Discovery Channel, the BBC and The Nature of Things, combining a passion for canoe making traditions, research and for storytelling. The Canadian Canoe Museum is now well underway with preparation for a new world-class facility located in Peterborough along the Trent-Severn Waterway and Ward will offer a peek into plans for a brand-new home for this Canadian treasure.