Pat Maher is an Associate Professor in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management within the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.  Pat enjoys living and playing with his young family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, however, his research focuses on the Polar Regions – specifically how people learn from, live in, and become in love with these regions through their experiences with the natural and cultural surroundings.  Pat was the founding chair of the international affiliation group within the Association for Experiential Education, and is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Experiential Education.