2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Photo of Julie Angus

Julie is an accomplished adventurer, scientist and bestselling author of Rowboat in a Hurricane, Rowed Trip and Olive Odyssey. She is the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland and is a recipient of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award.

She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometres of coastlines and rivers, and organized a National Geographic expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes to research the olive [with her baby son in tow!].

Explore Magazine listed her as one of North America’s leading adventurers and in 2016 Canadian Geographic named her one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers. She is a recipient of the McMaster University Arch Award and a Canadian Geographic Fellow. She is regularly seen on television shows such as Canada AM, CBC Sunday News and Daily Planet.

Julie is a scientist with a B.Sc. from McMaster University in Psychology and Biology and an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Victoria. She also studied at the University of Leeds in England. She spent a decade developing therapeutics for genetic ailments and cardiovascular disease as a researcher and in business development. Currently she is the co-founder of the boat company Angus Rowboats.

Along with her extreme-adventurer husband, Colin Angus, she has co-produced four documentaries, which went on to collectively win more than ten awards at international film festivals.  

Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Bob Wright Centre for a talk by Julie Angus, UVic Libraries 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Registration is required by January 31, 2018.