Explorer-in-Residence | Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Jill Heinerth is one of the world’s premiere underwater explorers and the first person to have dived inside Antarctic icebergs. According to filmmaker James Cameron, “More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has gone right here on earth.” An acclaimed polar explorer, cave diver, author, public speaker, filmmaker and climate advocate, Jill is the first-ever Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). She is the inaugural recipient of the RCGS Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration and was recognized by the Governor General with the prestigious Polar Medal.
Jill’s expeditions have been documented and broadcast on BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel and, most recently, on the “Under Thin Ice” episode of CBC’s The Nature of Things. Jill is the author of the best-selling book Into the Planet and her recently published children’s book The Aquanaut has been chosen by Dolly Parton to be included in Dolly’s Imagination Library. Her public speaking presentations are fast-paced, exciting multi-media events that have audiences engaged and on the edge of their seats.