THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
THOUGHT LEADERS:
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John Jorgenson

Director

Camp Tawingo

John Jorgenson has an Honours B.Sc. Degree in Biology from University of Waterloo and has been at Camp Tawingo since 1977. He directs and coordinates the Tawingo Outdoor Centre throughout the year and he is a Director of Program for the Summer Camp. He has served as President of the Ontario Camps Association, President of the Canadian Camping Association, Chair of the Editorial Board of the American Camps Association's "Camping Magazine", and a Board Member of the Society of Camp Directors. Recently "Jorgi" became an Honourary Life Member of the Ontario Camps Association. He has conducted workshops on Camping and Outdoor Education across Canada, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Greece, Mexico, Bulgaria, Russia, and Hong Kong. He has contributed to and co-authored five Camp Tawingo Publications. John was the General Session Chair of the Third International Camping Congress in Toronto in 1994, the Kindred Conference Chair for the Association of Independent Camps of the American Camping Association in the same year, and continues to serve on the Executive of the International Camping Fellowship. Recently Jorgi was recognized with the International Development Award for his outstanding contributions to camping the world over.  

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Dr. Anne Todgham

Associate Professor and Vice Chair

Department of Animal Science

University of California, Davis

Dr. Anne Todgham is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. An environmental stress physiologist focused on aquatic species, Todgham is interested in understanding the molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that underlie an animal's capacity to cope with environmental change. She is fascinated by the diversity of physiological specializations (or strategies) used by animals to tolerate particular habitats that others would find very challenging. This interest has led her to investigate how an animal's physiology and environment interact to structure organismal stress tolerance. Her current research program has an eye towards global climate change. It addresses the general question of whether contemporary animals have the physiological flexibility necessary to buffer the unprecedented rates of environmental change, looking specifically at their response to changes in multiple environmental variables. Her research focuses mainly on aquatic organisms that are distributed along the California coast and estuaries but extends to Antarctic fishes and aquaculture species.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Animal Science & Zoology from the University of British Columbia.