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Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

IS Senior Academic Advisor, Anne Innis Dagg was featured on CBCIdeas Wednesday, April 27, 2011 regarding her adventures in South Africa.

At the age of 23, Anne Innis was the first person to study African wildlife in its natural habitat. She blazed a trail that was distinctly Canadian, like her father, the political economist, Harold Innis. Sandy Bourque's documentary, told through Anne's eyes, is the story of one woman's courage and determination to study wild giraffe in South Africa in the 1950s. She offers a provocative witness to the terrible ease and disturbing normality of what would later come to be known as apartheid. Listen to the full story on

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ISers have been likened to a "herd of cats,"* and so, IS news is most frequently shared when we 'Cats' congregate. Typically, for the species of cats, and by association, IS Cats gatherings occur when an ample food supply appears.

We expect that attending IS events where refreshments are always plentiful to be our main source of news. However, as we spread across the country and engage in our very busy lives, we obviously welcome alternative times and means to share news. Email of course is the most efficient.

We're happy to post your news and announcements to our website and encourage you to check this site from time-to-time for updates on your fellow 'Cats'.

* Thanks to Eric LaForest, BIS '07, for having coined this phrase!