A trip to Canada’s far north with an expedition to catch and tag fish, and set out acoustic receivers to track their movements, has been one of the most amazing experiences of his life, says Stephen Fields.
A communications officer in the University of Windsor’s department of Public Affairs and Communications, Fields joined researcher Nigel Hussey aboard the MV Nuliajuk, a 64-foot vessel plying the waters off the coast of Baffin Island.
“I’ve seen so much, absorbed so much new information, met people from all parts of Canada, and learned about their work and their ways of life,” Fields says.
In his five years working at the University, he has developed a keen sense of the crucial role science and evidence-based research plays in shaping everyday lives.
“Now I have whole new sense of just how difficult, and paradoxically fulfilling, gathering that evidence can be,” he says.
Fields wrote a number of dispatches during his eight-day trip; read the collection on his blog.