Eye on the Arctic’s Newest Team Member

If you’ve been following this space at all… you’ll be familiar with our tenacious crew who braved blowing snow, bracing cold and frigid winds to bring us the amazing shots used in Eye on the Arctic documentaries like Losing Their Words, The New Raw and Seal Ban: The Inuit Impact among others.

On Monday, Eye on the Arctic is off to Nunavut and Nunavik to work on its next series of reports. Besides yours truly, the TV crew has now been finalized. We’re pleased to announce that Jean Cayouette, affectionately known as ‘Snake Eyes’ (click here if you need a refresher) is back as soundman. No matter the conditions, Jean was seemingly indestructible during our last Arctic trip and we’re thrilled to have him back.

As for the person wielding the TV camera, we heartily welcome Alfonse Mondello aboard as Eye on the Arctic lensman. Alfonse has worked in places ranging from Haiti and Iraq to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. With over 30 years experience behind the camera, we’re more than excited to see what happens when he turns his lens on the Arctic for the very first time.

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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