The Students on Ice Foundation is proud to announce that Geoff Green has been awarded the Stefansson Medal from The Explorers Club for a lifetime of exemplary service in the exploration of Canada’s Arctic, with a focus on conservation, education and youth. Please join us in congratulating Geoff on this achievement.
George Kourounis, Canadian adventurer, storm chaser and Royal Canadian Geographic Society fellow presented Geoff Green with the Stefansson Medal last week at the Student on Ice office.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Geoff Green had the opportunity to present to the Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations Special Chiefs Assembly, sharing stories, lessons learned and successes over the years from Students on Ice and Canada C3.
We are proud to have Indigenous youth participation on SOI expeditions grow considerably over the years, representing more than 50% of all the youth on our most recent 2019 Arctic expedition.
Geoff notes the importance of giving youth opportunities at the beginning of their lives that can help shape them.
“As the National Chief said so well yesterday, it is so important to invest in our young people, empower them, give them hope, and the tools to be leaders, innovators and live healthy and productive lives.”
We are really looking forward to the growth of our partnerships with the AFN and First Nations communities in the months and years ahead.
This week Geoff presented at the Canadian Foreign Service Institute as part of the Global Affairs Canada staff training on the intersection between traditional knowledge & science diplomacy.
Geoff spoke about how Students on Ice provides an opportunity for students to experience our Northern & Arctic communities, its peoples & research.
It was a great opportunity to share SOI’s role in cultivating multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding the challenges and opportunities that we face as a global society.
The Students on Ice expeditions are the first step in a life-long journey for our youth participants. It isn’t enough to be inspired by these experiences but to use what we learn to make a difference when they go home.
On November 7, 2019, the Frontline Club hosted the UK premiere screening of the epic Canada C3 documentary with the Students on Ice Foundation. The once-in-a-lifetime journey features breathtaking footage and inspiring stories of Canada’s past, present and future.
Geoff Green introduced the documentary with a detailed presentation about the Students on Ice Foundation and was met with great in-depth and interesting questions from the audience.
The Canada-UK Foundation and Students on Ice Foundation celebrated the launch of their exciting new partnership on Monday, November 4, 2019.
The evening included a dynamic panel discussion on the challenges, opportunities and recent successes in establishing Marine Protected Areas in the Polar regions, featuring prominent Arctic and Antarctic experts.
The panel included Geoff Green, Paul Rose, Explorer, Expedition Leader and Broadcaster, Dr Rachel Carr, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Newcastle and Ashley Cummings, an Inuit youth advocate and Arctic Inspiration Prize co-winner.
The Students on Ice Foundation’s partnership with the Canada UK Foundation is a wonderful example of the importance of global partnerships. Two organizations working together – connecting youth and adults from different parts of the world in a greater understanding of one another, and in the challenges and opportunities we face as a global society.