Edward Burtynsky, Minik Rosing and Robyn Bresnahan
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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and Danish geologist Dr. Minik Rosing speak with Ottawa broadcaster Robyn Bresnahan about their work and how the sciences can often inform but it often requires the humanities to move people to action.
Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers. The predominant theme in his work is nature transformed through industry, he has documented some of the most poignant transformations of nature around the world.
Dr. Minik Thorleif Rosing is a world-renowned geologist from Greenland. Among Minik’s many titles and accomplishments, he is a professor of geology at the University of Copenhagen, previous leader of Danish ship-based scientific research expedition Galathea 3, and one of the artists behind Icewatch—a series of melting glacier ice blocks positioned in clock-formation outside notable places of governance.
Robyn Bresnahan is the host of Ottawa Morning on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM. Born in Calgary, Robyn graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 2001. She spent nearly a decade in London, England working at the BBC World Service as a host and senior producer. In 2010, Robyn was nominated for a prestigious Peabody Award for the work she did in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Upon returning to Canada the following year, she won gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards for “Best Live Coverage” with the BBC team covering the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.