Mark Terry has been producing documentary films for the past 20 years. His adventurous spirit has brought him to exotic locations on all seven continents, but none more impressive to him than the Arctic. Trips to Alaska and the Arctic inspired Mark Terry to get involved with northern research programs.
Working closely with the world’s scientific community in Antarctica and the Arctic earned him the recognition of the United Nations Environment Programme. His last two films – The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning and The Polar Explorer – were made in partnership with the UNEP and both premiered at the Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun.
Today, he is one of only 166 Canadian members of The Explorers Club, a 104-year-old organization comprised of the world’s greatest explorers based in New York City. Last October, he was awarded the Canadian Chapter’s highest honor – the Stefansson Medal – for his “outstanding contribution to international field science research”.
As a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Canadian Council for Geographic Education, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the University of Alberta’s Northern Research Network and a TED Speaker, Mark teaches and speaks regularly about the environmental issues affecting the fragile eco-systems of the polar regions and, by extension, the world. Mark Terry is a graduate of York University in Toronto and the University of Alberta’s Antarctic Studies Program.