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Austin McPherson

Austin McPherson

Austin Stanley McPherson grew up and has spent his entire life in
Churchill, Manitoba the Polar Bear Capital of the World with his 6
siblings; 1 brother and 4 sisters. He is tallest in his high school class
at 6’5″. Austin greatly enjoys anything to do with science and technology
and spends many hours enjoying being outside on the land. To that end, he
spends much of his free time either playing video games and watching TV
documentaries, or going out hunting, fishing and camping. Most of his
family is either Native or Métis and he has been learning traditional
skills such as preparing country food and sewing mitts and moccasins. For
the last 6 years he has been an active member of the Junior Canadian
Rangers program and has learned wilderness survival, first aid and
marksmanship skills. In high school Austin was selected for the Verna J.
Kirkness Science and Engineering Program, the Encounters Canada Program
which focussed on Ecology and Environment and, for his careers class, he
worked for a week with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Winnipeg,
Manitoba. After taking a first aid course and hearing his uncle`s stories
about life as a Paramedic, Austin has been inspired to train to become a
Paramedic after graduation. Environmental Protection is another passion of
Austin`s. His home town of Churchill, Manitoba relies heavily on wildlife
viewing opportunities for the local tourism industry and any changes to the
environment impacts the whole town.  His native culture has left him with a
great respect for animals and the environment and Austin feels that it is
his duty to learn how to protect it.

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