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Going Wild ( With Brian Keating )

Going Wild! with Brian Keating
February 20th, 2014, 7:30 PM.
University of Calgary campus, Information & Communications Technology, Room 102
Feeling a overwhelmed with your everyday demands at work and at home? Is new technology leaving you breathless? Our technological explosion is pushing us to work faster, harder, more efficiently, and all with less people and support in our work environment. And on all of this, there’s your family needs too! What should we do to enable all of us to lead a healthier, better balanced life?

Leave town. That’s right. Get out – and head to Kananaskis Country!

Brian uses the mountains, including 4 decades worth of skiing, hiking and otherwise exploring his favourite weekend get-a-way escape in Kananaskis as a metaphor to creatively illustrate some of life’s exciting options and possibilities.

Brian is the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary and the former “Head of Conservation Outreach” at the Calgary Zoo, which enabled him to raise money and then spend it on environmental projects around the world.

Brian has been leading groups on nature based travel for three decades, exploring some of the best wildlife areas on the Planet. He’s a weekly guest on both Calgary and Edmonton’s CBC Radio, and for many years, was a regular on the Discovery Channel, using his own wilderness adventure and wildlife filming. He’s also written five children’s books celebrating nature.

He’s a pilot, a naturalist, scuba diver, and mountaineer. His wife, Dee, is a physician and keen naturalist who always joins him on his adventures. Together, they have explored nearly 50 countries on all seven continents in the last quarter century. You can visit his website, and click here for more information on this talk.

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  • Adrian C

    Here is the Full presentation of this amazing talk, please see above.
    I've got photos which will be updated at a later time.


    P.S. Thanks Andy for this, good to see you all

    February 21, 2014

  • Alison S.

    Another fabulous talk, great pictures and great laughs, he sure loves the mountains! Inspiring!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Andy D.

    A great presentation by Brian Keating. God, I wish I had his job.:-)

    February 20, 2014

  • Mike

    Awesome presentation! I better take some weekends off in the summer. Thanks for organizing!

    February 20, 2014

  • Mike

    Just wondering if anyone knows how long this event is, 1 hr, 2hrs? Might not be able to make it:(

    February 20, 2014

    • Brenda

      Hi mike. I am at the event now. I just asked one of the organizers who said that the talk/presentation will be about one hour and then questions after could go 15 - 30 minutes. Brenda.

      1 · February 20, 2014

  • wayne

    I live in the Deer Ridge area,if anyone lives near me and would want to carpool to the U of C just call or text me at[masked]

    February 19, 2014

  • Wendy

    I would love to attend! Unfortunately, that evening I have a prior commitment. But next time, Yes!

    February 19, 2014

  • Lynette

    I have tried to find out if there is a cost to attend and if you need to pre purchase tickets but can not find any information in this regard. Do you know Andy?

    January 29, 2014

    • Lynne C

      I checked with the Univ. and this talk if FREE but they will accept any donations..... guess we'd better get there early !!!

      January 30, 2014

  • Lynne C

    Can anyone give me some idea where to find the building that this lecture is being held in

    January 28, 2014

    • Linda

      January 29, 2014

    • Pascale

      Linda, thanks for the map. I saved it for this event but also for future events. Last week, I was attending a swimmimg competition and was searching the web for a map of U of C and did not find a map to locate the swimming pool.

      1 · January 30, 2014

  • Andy D.

    I've seen Brian speak a few times and it's always very entertaining.

    1 · January 28, 2014

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