Canada Expedition Team
Our superb team is the key to your experience
The team composition
Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader and a team comprised of eight naturalists and historians with a variety of specialties: geology, biology, archaeology, anthropology, maritime history, and more. Other members of the 15-person team include an undersea specialist, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist. Together, they provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation for this exceptional place.
More specialties and personalities
Our better than one-to-ten staff-to-guest ratio ensures you the benefits of diverse backgrounds, and the freedom to head out on activities with the naturalist whose interests mirror your own. You are never assigned to a specific group, and our team can custom-tailor activities to match your activity level—to make each day of your expedition uniquely yours, and deeply rewarding.
Featured Canada Team Members
Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
Born and raised in Canada, Karen received her B.Sc. in biology from the University of Waterloo, her M.D. from the University of Western Ontario and interned at McMaster University in Hamilton. Detouring from hospital hallways, Karen soon became a whitewater guide and published photographer, fulfilling a passion for knowledge that began with botany and led to geology and ornithology.
Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005).The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson came to Canada from Hong Kong as a refugee in 1942 and made the astonishing journey from a penniless child to an accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant in a multifaceted lifetime. Madame Clarkson is the bestselling author of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, as well as Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, Heart Matters: A Memoir, and a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian hero of the Chinese people. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) to help new citizens in Canada integrate into Canadian life. The ICC hosts the annual 6 Degrees Citizen Space, the global forum on citizenship, immigration, inclusion, and diversity in the 21st century. In 2006, she established the Clarkson Cup, the championship trophy of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. A Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada, Madame Clarkson lives in Toronto.
Vincent is a professional archaeologist and lecturer who received his B.A. in geography and archaeology and master’s Degree in environmental archaeology from University College, Dublin. Vincent is also nearing completion on his doctorate — his dissertation is concentrated on the utilization of mammals in the Anglo-Norman period in Ireland.