2017 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition

2017 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition

The 2017 Students on Ice Arctic expedition brought together more than 100 youth from around the world with inspiring scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators. Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students were inspired, motivated, educated and challenged.

Each day was filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities included wildlife encounters; visits to Arctic communities; the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and participation in exciting conservation announcements including the official opening of Qausuittuq National Park in Resolute Bay as well as the official announcement of Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) as Canada’s largest National Marine Conservation Area.  Students acquired first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, policy and other important topics.

Canada C3

Canada C3

2017 marked Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the SOI Foundation’s largest ever expedition – Canada C3. Between June 1 – October 28, 2017, Geoff led a nationwide expedition for Canadians 18 and over to be part of a journey connecting to and celebrating the people and places that make up Canada’s three coasts (C3). The 150-day expedition sailed from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage and brought together Canadians from all backgrounds to engage in dialogue across four key themes: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment. Canada C3 reached more than 20 million people and inspired a deeper understanding of our land, our peoples and our country.

About SOI Expeditions

About SOI Expeditions

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Our journeys bring together a global team of students, scientists, elders, artists and visionary leaders to explore the Polar Regions. Together we create a transformative learning experience that changes the way youth perceive the world and fosters the inspiration to make a difference.