Dr. Mark Terry's Voice WorkDr. Terry has experience in a variety of disciplines that fall under the category of Voice Work. His voice and presentation style can be described as dynamic, authoritative, trusting, pleasing, and diverse in his range of ability to communicate. He is known for his affable approach and aptly engages any audience with the odd bit of humour thrown in.

Dr. Terry received his Bachelor’s degree in English in 1980 at Glendon College, York University’s French-speaking campus, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This allowed him to graduate bilingual. He returned to York’s main campus 35 years later, to earn his Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Humanities.

Dr. Terry has a vast amount of experience addressing the public and providing narration for film and television and education purposes, along with ADR work, giving dozens of speeches at many international conferences, both academic and geo-political.

You can see an in-depth list of the many projects, speeches, and more Dr. Terry has been involved with over his decades-long career. Here are a few highlights:

The narration of his trilogy of Polar films: ‘ The Antarctica Challenge – A Global Warning’ in 2009 and The Polar Explorer’ and ‘The Changing Face of Iceland‘. along with ‘The War to End All Wars’ – A 7-episode documentary series that looks back at Canada’s contribution to World War I. Dr. Terry narrated one of the seven episodes in French.

As you can on his C.V., he has been the speaker at many international conferences. He has also been asked to be the Key Note Speaker, Moderator, Sessional Chair, or Panelist for the following conferences.

Key Note Addresses
  •  Providing Voice to Youth at Global Climate Summits – World Sustainable Development Day, Hamburg University of Applied Science, Hamburg, Germany, 2020
  •  Explorations in Polar Studies and Digital Media – The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, 2020
  •  Mobilizing Audiences: New Approaches to Documentary Film Engagement – Literary and Cultural Discourses on Mobility, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2019
  • The Geo-Doc: Multilinear Documentary Filmmaking – The Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, 2020; ECO Film Lab Conference, York University, Toronto, 2017
  • The Canadian Arctic: History, Politics, and Environment – Science on Ice: Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North, York University, 2017
  •  Bridging the Gap between Arctic Science and Policy with Film – Global Foundation for Democracy & Development, Dominican Republic, March, 2012
  • Starhunter: Transformation, Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (2018)
  • The Deadly Arts, Crossing Over: A Conference on Death and Morbidity, Toronto (2017)
  •  Measuring Impact, Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2015)
  • 1-2-1 Networking Session Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2014)
  • Green Screen Initiative  Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2014)
  • Green Pitch  Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2014)
  • Connecting with the Climate – A Communications Challenge  Science and Cities Symposium, University of WesternOntario, London, Ontario (2014)
Sessional Chair
  • Breaking Down the Walls: New Directions in Environmental Thinking for the Anthropocene,
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, University of California, Davis (2019)
  • Visual Worlds of Colonial Reverberation, Canadian Comparative Literature Assoc., Congress, Vancouver (2019)
  • Earth, Water, Wind, Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Congress, Regina, SK (2018)
  • Arctic Film in Canada, Film Studies Association of Canada, Congress, Regina, SK (2018)
  • Digital Spatial Ecologies: Geolocating the Layers of History and Memory in New Media
  • Geomedia 2017, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden (2017)

While working in the private sector, he has done extensive corporate video narration for advertising agencies a wide range of promotional and marketing videos. He has stage experience well as ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) replacing the voice of actors in tv dramatic series such as Star Hunter. See IMDB.

Dr. Terry of course currently narrates many of his lectures for several universities. In 2020 he was voted Teacher of the Year, as students enjoy his lectures and approach so much.

Awards for narration include ‘Best Narrator’ at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for 2011 and ‘Best Documentary Voice’ at the Future Voices Awards at MIPCOM for 2009.