With our eyes turned toward the Far North and the Arctic, we can only wonder about the future of our planet as we hear leading scientists announce major climate change. Just thirty years ago, no one dreamed that the Arctic Ocean would ever be ice free during the summer…

Bernard Voyer is a privileged witness to the beauty, and especially the fragility, of our planet.

In 2012, the Arctic Ocean had lost nearly half its minimum ice cover by the end of the melt season, as compared with the average for the years from 1979 to 2000. A new record.

As eyewitnesses to these profound changes in our environment, what shall we do? Global warming is altering everything we have known up until now. A better understanding of its impact on our environment will allow us to react and to adapt quickly. We will certainly have to find new ways of doing things in every field. Explorer Bernard Voyer, who knows the Arctic intimately for having travelled and studied it over the past thirty years, paints a clear portrait of the ecological, political and human dimensions of this unprecedented situation.

The newly accessible Arctic Ocean is of global interest and our bargaining power when it comes to staking our territorial claim over it is very limited. The Arctic is thought to contain one quarter of the world’s natural resources – metals, oil, natural gas, fish and more. Our circumpolar neighbors, Russia, Europe and the United States, have their eye on all this wealth. Will the opening of the Northwest Passage represent a new El Dorado for Canada, or are we in danger of losing the North? "

 

Themes

Environment – Preservation
Arctic
Climate Change
Northwest Passage
Arctic Wealth
Exploitation – Economics
Geopolitics
Inuit – History and Culture
Future
 

FAQ

A FAQ can often be a bit long to read, so feel free to contact us and ask us your questions directly!

Q.1: What is a motivational talk by Bernard Voyer?

Regardless of the theme, a talk by Bernard is all about sharing. An invitation to embark on an adventure with him, to understand his approach and follow him to the ends of the Earth. With his multimedia presentation, he will take you with him straight to the heart of his adventures.

Q.2: How much does it cost?

Rates depend on the type of talk: for students, a corporation, etc., and the number of people in the audience. Please contact us for details on our rates.

Q.3: Does he give talks in English?

Of course! Bernard is regularly invited to speak in English elsewhere in Canada, in the United States and around the world.

Q.4: Specifications, reservations … how do we go about inviting Mr. Voyer?

As soon as you contact us, we’ll e-mail you all the information concerning the theme you’re interested in, i.e. corporate or school group, etc.

Q.5: How does the billing work? Are there any surcharges?

The bill includes all the costs related to the lecture. It shows the price of the talk itself and, if applicable, travel and accommodation costs.

Q.6: How far in advance do I need to reserve?

If you are in Montréal, up to one hour before the event!! But we suggest that you allow a bit more time, to make sure he is available. Bernard has a busy schedule.

Q.7: How will he adapt his lecture to our specific needs?

We suggest that you have a telephone chat with Bernard to adjust his talk to your requirements and your event.

Q.8: How long does a lecture last?

Usually one hour, but of course the length can be adapted to your needs.

Q.9: Can we talk to him after the lecture?

Of course. He will be happy to meet the audience and sign autographs.

Q.10: What are the technical requirements?

Don’t worry! They’re not complicated. We’ll send you sound, lighting and projection details.

Q.11: I like the sound of the suggested lectures, but I’d like to hear him talk about something else. Is that possible?

It’s entirely possible, and we’ve done it before. The best idea is to contact us to discuss your ideas.

Q.12: I’d like to organize a lecture, but as part of a larger event, for example with an outdoor activity. Is that possible?

Yes, and we’re used to that kind of combination: hikes interspersed with chats, teambuilding exercises, workshops, etc.

Q.13: This FAQ is getting kind of long. Will it be over soon?

Yes, you’ve reached the end. We just have time to give you our contact details in case you have any other questions!