Natural History Resources
Nova Scotia, Canada
Majka is an alumnus of Mount Alison University, Dalhousie University, and the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He studied oceanography, biology, mathematics, philosophy, and Russian studies, was guest researcher at the Edward Gray Institute (Oxford University) and has worked on many scientific investigations in Canada, the USA, Great Britain, Brazil, Peru, Poland, and Iran.
As a journalist he currently writes for the Rabble.ca and the Halifax Media Co-op and is a research associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He has also written for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Straits Times, Hill Times, and many other publications. He was a contributing editor for Cinema Canada, Dance in Canada, Dance International, Theatrum, and Performing Arts in Canada magazines, editor of Callboard and Scan magazines and a freelance broadcaster for CBC Radio. He has written two books of non-fiction and one of fiction for young-adults. Majka was a MacLean-Hunter fellow in arts journalism at the Banff Centre of the Arts and was the chair of the Nova Scotia Cultural Action Network
As a scientist he has published over 150 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Japan including writing or contributing to six books. He is the review editor for two international entomological journals. Majka was a Killam Fellow at Dalhousie University, a research associate of the Nova Scotia Museum, a former National Research Council fellow, the recipient of the Tom Brydges Award from the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, and was selected as one of Canadian Geographic's Environmental Scientists of the Year in 2010.