MARK TERRY – Curriculum Vitae
 
 
Education:
Ph.D in Humanities, York University, 2017-2018.
Dissertation Title: The Documentary Film and its Relationship to Social Change: Remediating the Genre.
TACT University Teaching Certificate, Staff and Educational Development Association (UK), 2017.
Master of Arts (Humanities), York University, 2015.
Bachelor of Arts (English and Media Studies), York University, 1980.
 
 
Academic Positions:
2020:                  UNESCO Chair Associate in Reorienting Education for Sustainability, York University
2018:                 Course Director, Ryerson University, Toronto, Antarctica Terra Incognita
2017-2018:       Course Director, Department of Humanities, York University
Summer 2017: Research Assistant, Department of History, York University
Summer 2016: Teaching Assistant, Environmental Studies, York University (Costa Rica) 
Summer 2016: Research Assistant, Environmental Studies, York University (Costa Rica)
2015-2016:       Teaching Assistant, Department of Humanities, York University
2014-2015:       Graduate Assistant, Department of Humanities, York University
Oct. 2014:         Instructor, Innoversity Summit, Canadian Film Centre, Toronto
2012-2014:       Instructor, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto
2012-2014:       CommunicationCoordinator, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
2010-2012:       CommunicationConsultant, Eco-Seneca Initiative, Seneca College
2006-2014:       Film Studies Teacher, Toronto District School Board
2000-2001:       Project Manager, Permanent Exhibit, Museum of History, Hong Kong
 
 
Courses Taught:
HUMA 1910 –  Science and the Humanities (Course Director, York University), 2017-2018
ENVS 4810 –  Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica (TA, York University), 2016
HUMA 1910 –  Science and the Humanities (TA, York University), 2015-2017
ECO Film Lab ( Elementary Schools, Toronto District School Board), 2015-2017
Film Production (Toronto District School Board; Centre for Social Innovation), 2006-2014
Documentary Film (Toronto District School Board; Centre for Social Innovation), 2006-2014
 
 
Research, Fellowships and Grants:
Scientist-in-Residence, Adventure Canada, Circumnavigation of Iceland, 2018
College of Fellows, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Ottawa, 2014-present
The Explorers Club Fellowship, New York, New York. 2011-present
York University Mobility Award, 2017York Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2017
Pennant Expedition, Mindo Cloudforest, Ecuador, Explorers Museum, Ireland, 2016
The Enbridge Graduate Student Award, 2014-2015York Graduate Award, 2014-2015
ArcticNet Commission, Northwest Passage Expedition, Canada, 2010
 
 
Honours:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Humanities, York University, 2017
York University Award for Outstanding Global Engagement, 2017
York University President’s Sustainability Leadership Award, 2016
Canada’s Top 100 Greatest Explorers, Canadian Geographic Magazine, 2015
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for International Humanitarian Service, 2013
Gemini Humanitarian Award, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2012
Stefansson Medal for documenting polar research and exploration, The Explorers Club, 2011
 
 
PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
Neubacher, Gerda.
Portraits of Canadian Women Who Inspire (editor). Toronto: Pioneer House Gallery, 2013.
 
 
Online Database:
“May Watkis,” Women Film Pioneer Project. New York: Columbia University, 2016.
https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/may-watkis/#ccp
 
 
Journals, Papers and Articles:
Editor, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2019)
 
“Canadian Eco Campus Opens in Costa Rica,” Canadian Geographic Magazine (June 27, 2016)
https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/canadian-ecocampus-opens-costa-rica
 
“Climate Change Impacts on the Mindo Cloudforest, Ecuador,” The Explorers Museum (Tullamore: April 2016)
http://www.explorersmuseum.org/pennants/FIELDREPORT-Pennant3Expedition-MindoCloudforestEcuador.pdf
 
“The Antarctica Challenge,” Ripcord Adventure Journal, v. 1, no. 3 (Dublin: May 2015)
http://www.ripcordadventurejournal.com/#!issue-3-digital-edition/ohwsm
 
“Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism,” Art Threat(Vancouver: March 7, 2015) http://artthreat.net/2015/03/cinema-politica-documentary-activism-reader/
 
“Map Room,” World Policy Journal, v. 30, no. 1, (New York: February 20, 2013) p. 14-15.
http://tinyurl.com/worldpolicy
“Introduction to Climate Change,” Teacher Resource Guide: CBC Learning (Toronto: May 15, 2012)
https://tinyurl.com/CBC-Teacher-Guide
 
“Climate Change and the United Nations,” Teacher Resource Guide: CBC Learning (Toronto: May 15, 2012)
https://tinyurl.com/CBC-Teacher-Guide
 
“Antarctica,” Teacher Resource Guide: CBC Learning (Toronto: May 15, 2012)
https://tinyurl.com/CBC-Teacher-Guide
 
“Canada’s Northwest Passage,” Teacher Resource Guide: CBC Learning (Toronto: May 15, 2012)
https://tinyurl.com/CBC-Teacher-Guide
 
“Crossing the Northwest Passage,” Canadian Geographic Magazine (Ottawa: October 8 to 25, 2010)
http://tinyurl.com/CanGeoMarkTerry
 
Arctic Tundra to Shrink by 51 Percent,” Canadian Geographic Magazine (Ottawa: June 14, 2010)
http://tinyurl.com/CanGeo2
 
“How Will Melting Arctic Change the World?” The Mark News (Toronto: June 21, 2010)
http://pioneers.themarknews.com/articles/1721-how-will-the-melting-arctic-change-the-world/
 
 
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Organized Conferences:
 
Technology and the Humanities, HuGSA Conference, York University, Toronto (2018)
Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2015)
Industry Day Conference, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto (2014)
 
 
Conference Papers:
Retraining Our Perception: Semiotic Storytelling in Ecocinematic Documentaries, Congress, Regina, SK (2018)
Youth Climate Report GIS Project, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), Katowice, Poland (2018)
Connecting the Docs: Geomedia Applications for Informing Climate Policy, Queen’s University, Kingston (2018)
Youth Climate Report GIS Project, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Bonn, Germany (2017)
Contemporary Treatments of Actuality: Digital Roads to Social Change, Congress, Toronto (2017)
Mapping the Multilinear Documentary, Geomedia 2017, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden (2017)
Bridging the Gap, Visions, Collaborations and Transformations, York University (2017)
Polar Imperatives, Education Summit, Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, University of Toronto (2016)
Film as a Data Delivery System, Change Your World Conference, York University (2016)
Youth Climate Report GIS Project, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22), Marrakech (2016)
Climate Change, Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, University of Brighton, UK (2016)
Verging: New Technologies/Practices/Aesthetics in Documentary, York University (2016)Brown Bag Humanities Conference, York University (2016)
Youth Climate Report GIS Project, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), Paris (2015)
Climate Change Camp Conference, Wasan Island, BMW Foundation/Centre for Social Innovation (2015)
Translation Research Summer School, Glendon College, York University (2015)
Voices: Directions and Perspectives in the Humanities, York University (2015)
Change Your World, York University (2015)Arctic Change 2014, University of Laval, Ottawa (2014)
Future Communications, York University (2014)Global Green Conference, University of Toronto (2014)
Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainability, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)
The 50th Anniversary Arctic Refuge Symposium, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia (2011)
The Antarctica Challenge, International Polar Year Science Conference, Oslo, Norway (2010)
 
 
Conference Posters:
Arctic Change 2014, University of Laval, Ottawa (2014)
Science and Cities Symposium, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (2014)
 
 
Sessional Chair:
Earth, Water, Wind, Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Congress, Regina, SK (2018)
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)
 
 
Moderator:
The Deadly Arts”Crossing Over: An Interdisciplinary 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 ChallengeScience and Cities Symposium, University ofWestern Ontario, London, Ontario (2014)
 
 
Invited Lectures:
Multilinear Documentary Film Projects and Geographic Information System Mapping 
Film Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, 2018
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP23: Bonn, Germany, 2017
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ECO Film Lab Conference, York University, Toronto, 2017
The Anthropocene, HUMA 1910, York University, Toronto, 2017
Digital Humanities and Social Change, HUMA 6329, York University, Toronto, 2017
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22: Marrakech, Morocco, 2016
The Anthropocene, HUMA 1910, York University, Toronto, 2016
Brown Bag Lunch Series: New Perspectives in Humanities Research, York University, Toronto, January 2016
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP21: Paris, December 2015
Translation Research Conference: Glendon College, York University, Toronto, June 2015
 
 
The Canadian Arctic: History, Politics and Environment
KEYNOTE: Science on Ice: Transdisciplinary Scientific Perspectives on the North, York University, 2017
Third Age Learning Speaker Series, Waterloo, November 2015
 
 
Bridging the Gap between Science and Policy with Film
York University, Culture & Expression Program, Toronto, June 2015
Celebrity Cruises, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, April 2014
York University, Geography Department Alumni Speaker Series, Toronto, March 2014
York University, Culture & Expression Program, Toronto, July 2013
University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Kelowna, BC, November 2012
Durham College, Oshawa, ON, November, 2012Havergal College, Toronto, ON, April 2012
Yukon College, Whitehorse, NWT, March 2012
Global Foundation for Democracy & Development, Dominican Republic, March 2012
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, February 2012
The Russian Geographic Society, St. Petersburg, Russia, February 2012
Moscow State University, School of Journalism, Moscow, Russia, February 2012
EcoCup Environmental Conference, Moscow, Russia, February 2012
 
 
Giving Voice: Passion, Creativity and Activism
ReFrame: The Peterborough International Film Festival, Peterborough, ON, January 2012
 
 
Earth`s Caretakers: Environmental Initiatives for Graduates
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Environmental Studies Graduation Dinner, York University, Toronto, May 2011
 
 
The Polar Explorer: How a Film Represented the Polar Regions at Conference of the Parties 16
York University, Documentary in Action, November 2013
The Explorers Club, New York City, November 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, September 2012
The Rooms Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, April 2012
The University of Russia, Institute of the People of the North, St. Petersburg, Russia, February 2012
The Arctic Film Festival, Grand Marais, Minnesota, November 2011
The Durham Region Climate Change Conference, Oshawa, ON, November 2011
The DR Environmental Conference, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, September 2011
The Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC, March 2011
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Cancun, Mexico, December 2010
 
 
Do We Care? The Future of Environmental Documentaries
Planet in Focus Film Symposium, Toronto, October 2010
 
 
The Antarctica Challenge: New Climate Research from the Antarctic Peninsula
University of Calgary, May 2010
University of Regina, April 2010
The Explorers Club, New York City, March 2010
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP15, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
 
 
Environmental Documentary Film Production
Conference Workshop, University of Toronto, September 2014
University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, February 2012
Master Class, American Conservation Film Festival, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, November 2011
University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, March 2010
 
 
International Co-Production Treaties with Canada for Environmental Filmmakers
MIPCOM Television Market, Cannes, France, October 2010
World Content Market, Prague, Czech Republic, February 2009
 
 
Youth Climate Report GIS Project / Youth Climate Report Film Series
GIS: United Nations, COP23, Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany, 2017
GIS: United Nations, COP22, Climate Change Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 2016
GIS: United Nations, COP21 Climate Change Conference, Paris, France, 2015
Film: United Nations, New York City, USA, 2012
Film: United Nations, Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2012
 
 
TED Talks:
TEDxIBYORK, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, November 2010
TEDxHOMER, Homer, Alaska, August 2010
 
 
Service to the Profession:
Producer/Director, Consequences of Confederation, Documentary Series, History Dept., York University, 2017
Poster Designer, Reconfiguring the Humanities, York University, 2017
Digital Archivist, Las Nubes Project, 2016, York University, Costa Rica
Executive Director, Explorers Museum Film Festival 2014, 2015, Tullamore, Ireland
Digital Archivist, Visible Evidence Conference 2015, TorontoPoster and Program Designer, Voices Conference 2015, York UniversityEditor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Viewbook, York University, 2014
Digital Archivist, Canadian Writers in Person (2013 to 2015), York University
Committee Member, York University, Glendon College, Alumni Association, (2014 to 2016)
Board of Directors, The Explorers Museum (2014 to 2016), Offlay, Ireland
Board of Directors, Foundations Board, Planet in Focus Film Festival (2014 to present), Toronto
Producer/Director, The War to End All Wars, Documentary Series, History Dept., York University, 2013
Programmer, The Explorers Club Film Festival (2009 to present), Toronto
Documentary Filmmaker for COP Conferences, United Nations Climate Change (2009 to present)
Conservation Committee, The Explorers Club (2012 to present), New York
Explorer-in-Residence, Kensington Tours (2011 to present), Toronto
Project Manager, Permanent Installation, Museum of History (2000 to 2001), Hong Kong
 
 
Memberships:
Science Writers and Communicators of Canada
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
Ontario Society for Environmental Education
Canadian Council for Geographic Education
Russian Geographic SocietyRoyal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science
The Documentary Association of Canada
The International Documentary Association
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
 
 
Social Media:
Acdemia.edu:     MarkTerry
Skype:                  mark.terry2009
LinkedIn:             markjterry
Facebook:            markterry2015, youthclimatereport
Twitter:                @YCRTV, @APolarExplorer, @AntarcticaFilm
YouTube:             MarkTerryTV, youthclimatereport, polarcapproduction
Website:               https://youthclimatereport.com