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New Leader Alert! Manuel Grosselet
25 Jun

New Leader Alert! Manuel Grosselet

Manuel Grosselet has been a field ornithologist and bird guide for more than two decades, with a particular interest in Mexico. In addition to having completed numerous field studies on birds internationally, he has produced three bird field guides covering Mexico’s bird life.
 
Manuel is joining butterfly expert Jessica Linton on our February, 2020 Monarchs of Mexico tour.
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NEW TOUR: Treasures of Indonesia
20 Jun

NEW TOUR: Treasures of Indonesia

Find harmony in the beautiful sites and exquisite landscapes of Java and Bali, led by alumni UBC Study Leader Paula Swart.

October 1 - 13, 2020   |   Click here to see the tour!
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Carnivorous plant that consumes baby salamanders found in Ontario park
13 Jun

Carnivorous plant that consumes baby salamanders found in Ontario park

Canadian researchers have discovered that carnivorous pitcher plants in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park are feeding on baby salamanders in addition to their regular diet, believed to be a first in North America.

Patrick Moldowan, who published a paper along with Alex Smith, says their discovery means that “plants eating vertebrates may be more common than [we] once thought.”

To read the full CTV News article, click here.
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Upcoming Events

Asian Ceramics at the Museum of Vancouver
15 May

Asian Ceramics at the Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is excited to present, with the Canadian Society for Asian Arts (CSAA), Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection.

This limited-time exhibit showcases a collection enthusiastically amassed over fifty years by the exceptional Jean MacKay Fahrni, for the purpose of providing Vancouver - and the rest of Canada - with an educational, world-class ceramics assemblage.

Our Study Leader Paula Swart is a Board Member for the Canadian Society for Asian Arts and was an important part of bringing this exhibit to life.

May 15 2019 12:00pm - August 12 2019 9:00pm

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver  view map

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Hot Docs Cinema: The Experimental City
24 Jul

Hot Docs Cinema: The Experimental City

This documentary is a timely and colourful look at one of the world's first, and most ambitious, efforts to build a smart city—the Minnesota Experimental City Project.

Worldwide Quest is the Lead Sponsor of this Our Beautiful City series at Hot Docs Cinemas. Our Beautiful City explores the challenges and opportunities that face Toronto today—and the lessons we can learn from other cities. Each evening will feature a doc about urban affairs and design, followed by an expert discussion to help relate these themes to our great city. Bring your ideas for how to make—and keep—Toronto wonderful.

If these types of conversations excite you, click here to view our related tours called "Most Liveable Cities"!

Wednesday, July 24 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm

506 Bloor St. W., Toronto  view map

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