Mark Van Dusen

Mark Van Dusen has reported for major news organizations (Ottawa Citizen, CTV, CBC) and advised the Canadian government on major media issues such as food safety, human rights, and refugees.

He won a prestigious intrenational award for his TV documentary, The Gun That Shot McGee, based on his successful search for the revolver used to assassinate a Father of Confederation. As a freelancer, he travelled to Bangladesh to report on disaster relief.

Mark grew up in a large family along the Ottawa River where he spent much of his time in the fields and forests. He returned to his early love of the study of animal behaviour when he, his wife Joan and daughters Regan and Anna moved to a heritage farm near Russell, Ontario.

Decades later, he and Joan live on that farm with the current generation of animals.