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For A Goodall Cause: Jane’s Journey Takes Her To Ontario
March 15, 2012
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Jane Goodall may be best known as a primatologist, but the woman who has helped humanity develop a better understanding of its chimpanzee cousins has also spent the last 20 years working to protecting the planet.

Now she is bringing her unique insights as a scientist, environmentalist, humanist and renowned thinker to Canada, where she will speak to audiences as part of a mini-tour across Ontario starting next week.

Goodall, who was appointed as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2002, will be visiting Ottawa, Toronto and Sudbury to show screenings of the movie Jane's Journey, which follows her travels around the world working to raise awareness of the threat posed to the environment shared by both humans and animals.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing, and George will be Jane's special guest when she speaks to audiences at Toronto's Bloor Cinema on March 22.

This won't be the first time that she and George have met: Jane was in the red chair last year, where she spoke about the surprising role that faith has played in her life, and her concept of the afterlife:

For more information about tickets and other details, visit the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada website. And if you're in one of the following Ontario cities, make sure you take the opportunity to catch one of the world's most esteemed scientists:

Ottawa: March 21, The Canadian Museum of Civilization. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m.

Toronto: March 22, Bloor Cinema. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m. - with George as special guest!

Toronto: March 23, Ontario Science Centre. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m.

Sudbury: March 25, Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., film screening at 7 p.m.

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