Join the Students on Ice Foundation for a cocktail reception hosted by SOI’s Founder & President Geoff Green, in partnership with Memorial University. Learn about our upcoming 2020 Arctic Expedition (St. John’s to Iqaluit), connect with SOI staff, alumni and partners and see the screening of SOI’s acclaimed documentary Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast. The inspiring film follows the historic 150-day, 25,000km expedition around Canada’s coastline, from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage. A panel discussion and Q&A follow the film.
A signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Canada C3 expedition explored Canada’s past, present and future. Experience the journey through this documentary film and learn about the people and places that make up Canada’ diverse coastline—the longest in the world. Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast delivers emotional, powerful and inspiring messages about science, the environment, truth & reconciliation, youth engagement, diversity and inclusion, all key components in building a better Canada and a better world. Through these lenses, this epic journey served to better connect and deepen understanding amongst diverse Canadians as they shared their stories of community, place, and culture.
Involved in the 15 legs of the expedition was a group of over 400 participants including the Prime Minister of Canada, and millions around the world who participated virtually. C3 is a journey of hope that reinforces how, when we all paddle in the same direction, we can get where we want to go.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Library & Archives Canada
What did we learn about the country during Canada’s sesquicentennial? How do we see ourselves? Where do we go from here?
In 2017, Geoff Green, Founder of the Students on Ice Foundation, led the Foundation’s Canada 150 Signature Initiative Canada C3. On February, 28, 2018 Geoff delivered a presentation at The Walrus Talks Canada 150 on the Canada C3 journey.
Circumnavigating Canada from Toronto, through the Northwest Passage to Victoria, BC., Canada C3 connected millions of Canadians to the people and places that make up Canada’s three coasts through the key themes: Diversity & Inclusion, the Environment, Youth Engagement, and Reconciliation.
During Geoff’s presentation he discussed the journey, the lessons learned, and what’s next for Canada following this epic journey.
- Jessica Bolduc, executive director, 4Rs Youth Movement
- Andrew Chunilall, CEO, Community Foundations of Canada
- Ujjal Dosanjh, former minister of health for Canada and former premier of British Columbia
- Manon Globensky, journalist, Radio-Canada
- Charlotte Gray, author
- Geoff Green, founder and president, Students on Ice Foundation
- Caro Loutfi, executive director, Apathy Is Boring
2018 Wipper Lecture
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Geoff Green will deliver the Wipper Lecture at the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Founder of the Students on Ice Foundation and Expedition Leader of the Foundation’s epic 150-day voyage around Canada, Geoff Green sailed from Toronto to Victoria through the Northwest Passage on a re-purposed Coast Guard icebreaker call the Polar Prince. The Canada C3 expedition connected Canadians from coast to coast to coast and brought onboard a birch bark canoe on loan from the Canadian Canoe Museum. On April 11th, Geoff will return the canoe and speak to the canoe’s integral part of this journey.
The Wipper Lecture is an annual talk at the Canadian Canoe Museum, named after early “pioneer of outdoor education” Kirk Wipper who donated his collection of more than 600 watercraft, including canoes and kayaks, which became the basis of the museum.
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On February 20, 2018, Geoff Green and Students on Ice 2018 Arctic Expedition alumni Matthew Linehan and Sara Dubé had the honour of presenting on SOI’s transformational journeys, including the SOI Foundation’s recent Canada C3 expedition to the Ambassador of Denmark to Canada Niels Boel Abrahamsen, his wife Karen, and the International Women’s Club of Ottawa.
The International Women’s Club of Ottawa is a wonderful organization that supports cross-cultural learning among its members and we were grateful for the opportunity to introduce our program, highlights from our journeys, and SOI’s impact inspiring and empowering youth as global ambassadors. It was especially fitting to present on SOI’s journeys at the Ambassador of Denmark to Canada’s residence as Greenland is an integral part of every SOI Arctic Expedition. The expedition brings onboard students and staff from Greenland each year to share their homeland and engage in cross-cultural and cross-national discussions around Indigenous culture, climate change and ocean conservation among other important Arctic and global topics. Greenland is also part of each expedition’s itinerary as students and staff visit communities, explore fjords and glaciers and learn about the Arctic through a more holistic, circumpolar lens.
A special thank you to Ambassador Abrahamsen and Karen for welcoming us into their home and providing this opportunity to share the SOI Foundation’s journeys and outreach initiatives.