Cool Science
A Northern Tradition

October 27, 2015

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Photo Credit: Allan Lissner/Neskantaga

With a team of fellow researchers, Constance O'Connor recently steered into Ontario's Northern Boreal wilderness. As she wrote on the WCS Canada blog, Muddy Boots, they had been invited by the Neskantaga First Nation to collect data on wildlife in the Neskantaga's traditional lands.

For O'Connor, a new freshwater scientist with WCS Canada, the trip was also imbued with a bit of family tradition. As a young doctor in the early 1930s, her grandfather also worked with remote communities in northern Ontario, providing medical care as a locum physician.

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