A University of Guelph professor was featured on Discovery Channel’s Mighty Ships March 12. Shoshanah Jacobs, Integrative Biology, talked about her experiences as an expedition leader and the challenges of sailing the Arctic.
Filming took place last summer while Jacobs was on holiday with her family on the Ocean Endeavour cruise ship as expedition leader for Adventure Canada.
The segment also featured Brittany Manley, who worked with Jacobs and was one of U of G’s first master’s students in tourism management. Manley studied ecotourism education on one of Adventure Canada’s ships.
Jacobs studies Arctic seabirds. Before joining U of G, she ran a polar region expedition company. She has also advised and accompanied media and film crews to the North, and is a scuba diver and photographer.