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Julie Angus

Explorer | Scientist | Bestselling Author

Julie Angus
Colin Angus & Julie Angus
Julie Angus
Colin Angus & Julie Angus

Julie Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometers of coastlines and rivers, and organized an expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes. Julie draws on lessons learned in extreme environments to motivate and inspire her audiences to reach their goals and overcome challenges.

Julie has written three books, produced several documentaries, and has a graduate degree in microbiology. A serial entrepreneur, Julie has had a successful career in venture capital, business development, and technology transfer. She is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that was recently granted an $800,000 prize from the Women in Cleantech Challenge to transform how we understand our oceans.

Named as one of North America’s leading adventurers by Explore magazine and one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers by Canadian Geographic, Julie is also a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award and McMaster University Young Alumni Award.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Julie Angus is truly a unique individual and speaker. Not only is Julie Angus an amazing speaker with the ability to effectively convey her core message, but she has the ability to impart insights to her audience through her challenging experiences. Her experience in dealing with the ‘rough waters’ of the Atlantic is easily transferable to a work environment, and acutely addresses how to navigate the tides of change. Her use of complementary activity, through her videos, captivates individuals and allows for the audience to relate to her on a personal level. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Julie and are confident our department will apply this newfound knowledge on an ongoing basis.

  • Colin and Julie were a HUGE hit! Everyone came out thoroughly amazed and impressed.

  • We loved having Julie speak to us! Everyone came away feeling awed and amazed.

  • Not only was her story exciting for our delegates but she was also able to apply the lessons learned on her journey to the specific challenges that we face in our industry and the process of technology commercialization which made it that much more engaging to listen to.

  • I know everyone at our annual marketing conference greatly appreciated your presentation and went away equally as inspired as I did. I was so moved it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Julie and Colin’s presentation and involvement in our Charity Golf Tournament was truly inspirational.

  • We all fell in love with your ordinary/extraordinary spirit, your down-to-earth nature and your calm but humorous delivery.

  • Thank you for being with us and for delivering your presentation with such enthusiasm, humour, sincerity and spirit.

  • Everyone loved your presentation, you are inspiring, courageous, amazing individuals.

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