Dr. Robert MacDonald has been associated with AINA since its move to the University of Calgary in 1976. He has coordinated and taught senior citizens’ courses at the Institute for twenty years on a variety of themes, including biology, exploration (Arctic and Antarctic), whaling, fur trade, petroleum, arts, northern issues, peoples, and Russia. He has also continued to teach undergraduate courses at the University of Calgary, including a course on Northern Development in the Faculty of Communication and Culture. His research involves the impact of development in the North, and the history of the Arctic Institute of North America. He has traveled north several times for research, canoeing, hiking, and photography.