In the Media
Michelle’s work appears in numerous magazines and on covers worldwide. Her work is also on a Royal Canadian Mint Coin as well as Canada Post Stamps.
There is a wonderful story by Mark Edward Harris in the 2020 final issue of Lens Magazine.
Snow Mammals that Turn White in Winter Featured on New Stamps
The beauty and diversity of Canada’s wildlife take centre stage in a new set of stamps issued recently by Canada Post. Snow Mammals features five animals found in Canada that are uniquely adapted to surviving in our snowy climate because their otherwise dark coats turn white in winter.
These stamps feature a snowshoe hare by Michelle Valberg, a Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence and fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, the ermine is by Robert Postma, Arctic fox by Dennis Fast, northern collared lemming by Mathilde Poirier, Peary Caribou by Paul Loewen.
These stamps are designed by Adrian Horvath and are available in Canada Post outlets now and online at canadapost.ca/shop
Caroline phillips for the ottawa business journal
Zooming in on Ottawa-based entrepreneur and award-winning photographer Michelle Valberg
Covid-19 didn’t stop Project North and partners Scotiabank Hockey and Canadian North Airlines from delivering 25 sets of brand new hockey equipment to 3 communities in Canada’s Arctic
MICHELLE RECEIVES THE LOUIE KAMOOKAK MEDAL FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Louie Kamookak medal is a distinction named for the Inuit historian and educator, awarded by the Society to any person or organization which has been brought to the attention of the Executive Committee, Awards Committee, or to the CEO, as having made Canada’s geography better known to Canadians and to the world.
It is also awarded for a noteworthy deed that has served to advance the discipline of geography.
Michelle hosts a private fundraiser for Dr. Jane Goodall at RCGS Headquarters – 50 Sussex in Ottawa.
“This is an epic night in Ottawa,” Canadian Geographic photographer-in-residence Michelle Valberg said enthusiastically as she welcomed some 85 attendees to the reception, where early-bird tickets sold for $500 and regular tickets for $750. Valberg was the driving force behind organizing the evening.