100 OF THE NATION’S GREATEST EXPLORERS: FROM DEEP-SEA DIVERS TO ASTRONAUTS, MEET THE BEST OF THE BEST
Sedna Epic Expedition Leader Susan R. Eaton named one of Canada’s top 100 modern-day trailblazers by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). Canada’s greatest explorers are profiled in the June 2015 issue of the RCGS’s Canadian Geographic Magazine.
Susan joins a celebrated group of modern-day trailblazers: Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, film-maker and ocean explorer James Cameron, environmentalist and TV journalist Dr. David Suzuki, and Colonel Chris Hadfield, Canada’s astronaut and former commander of the international space station, and Jill Heinerth, cave diver and official photographer of the Sedna Epic Expedition’s 2014 proof-of-concept voyage from Labrador to Greenland, just to name a few.
The greatest explorers today are astronauts, deep-sea divers and polar adventurers. But then they’re also paleontologists, historians, conservationists and photographers. It’s hard to find one who fits the classic “new lands” definition (think Champlain, Mackenzie, Amundsen or Shackleton), but with every new expedition, adventure, field-research breakthrough, environmental effort and invention, this living generation is questing to better our geographic and scientific knowledge of Canada, Earth and everything beyond.
The beauty of the term “explorer” is that the people labelled as such are constantly helping to evolve its meaning. We can’t put many restrictions on a word that drives discovery, that constantly reframes the world, introduces us to new places, peoples and species or shows them again in ways not yet imagined.
What follows is Canadian Geographic’s collection of the nation’s best explorers, determined with the help of Fellows of the RCGS — in particular renowned ocean explorer Joe MacInnis, who provided the definition of “exploration” that guided the whole project. We also looked for world and national firsts, and individuals who have made significant and lasting impacts in their fields. Several of these trailblazers have been spotlighted, with the others described in brief. Save alphabetical order, there is no hierarchy here. All have performed great feats.
Determined with the help of Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the RCGS looked for world and national firsts, and individuals who have made significant and lasting impacts in their fields. Several of these trailblazers have been spotlighted, with the others described in brief. Save alphabetical order (for the long list), there is no hierarchy here. All have performed great feats.
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Date: May 26, 2015