May 10, 2022: Vikie Jensen -Writer and Photographer – Topic: Deep, Dark and Dangerous, The Story of British Columbia’s Word-Class Undersea Tech Industry-Zoom

Vickie Jensen
Writer and Photographer

Vickie Jensen has built her writing career around the importance of documenting and celebrating work.

As editor of Westcoast Mariner magazine she travelled on coastal tugs, charter yachts, dredges, ferries and water taxis for nearly
four years, interviewing skippers, crews and owners about maritime life. She is the author of Saltwater Women at Work and Working
These Waters, and coauthor of the children’s book Build Your Own Underwater Robot and Other Wet Projects.

For three decades, she and her husband Jay Powell have also worked with First Nations elders to produce more than thirty schoolbooks, documenting
a variety of Native languages spoken on the Northwest Coast. In her latest book, Deep, Dark and Dangerous, Vickie explains how British
Columbia became an international hotspot for submarines, submersibles, Newtsuits, underwater robotics, Arctic sonar and a host of other cutting edge
undersea technologies.

She lives in Vancouver with Jay who is a fellow member of our PROBUS Club.

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