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David Gray

Researcher, Biologist, Historian, Filmmaker

David Gray

David earned his PhD in zoology by spending hundreds of hours observing muskoxen. Later he studied Arctic hares and Red-throated Loons. From childhood, David collected animal skulls, old toys, old tools and history. His passion for Arctic history focuses on the 1913-1918 Canadian Arctic Expedition. He has experienced over forty research trips into the Arctic as well as 20 educational Arctic expeditions over the past 50 years. He has connected with many Inuit, sharing knowledge and family histories. David directed six documentaries, shown at film festivals from Iqaluit to India. Named one of Canada’s 100 great modern explorers in 2015, David has also written three books and produced several major exhibits for Canadian museums.

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