Announcement of the Arctic 2019 Expedition

Announcement of the Arctic 2019 Expedition

This summer, Geoff Green will lead the Students on Ice (SOI) 2019 Arctic Expedition, SOI’s largest expedition to date!

Thanks in part to a new partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada, this summer’s expedition team will include youth from every circumpolar country! The global nature of SOI expeditions are key in fostering cross­‐cultural collaboration on key issues we face as a global society. This year’s expedition team represents students from 18 countries: Canada, U.S., Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Russia, Peru, England, Ireland, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Seychelles, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and China (Hong Kong).

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On June 12th, Geoff and representatives from SOI joined the Delegation of the European Union to Canada in the Speaker’s Salon on Parliament Hill to announce the expedition. Many Ministers of Parliament, ambassadors, partners and supporters were present at the event to participate in the announcement.

A special thank you to the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House, for hosting the event and to the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Canada, Peteris Ustubs; Ambassador of Finland, Vesa Lehtonen; and Ambassador of Sweden, Urban Ahlin for joining SOI in this announcement. Thank you to SOI staff and throat singers Becky Okatsiak and Lynda Brown for their beautiful performance.

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With support from SOI’s global network of partners, 90 per cent of students are fully funded to participate on expedition. To see the full list of scholarship and program funders, visit https://studentsonice.com/…/arctic-2019/expedition-partners/

Edge Talks at the Rideau Club

Edge Talks at the Rideau Club

On May 14, Geoff was invited to speak at the Edge Talks hosted by 1-degree at the Rideau Club in Ottawa. Geoff spoke to the transformative power of experiential journeys to the Arctic and Antarctic in his talk “Inspiring Leaders, Leading from heart versus head”.

1-degree is an organization focused on meaningful leadership and good workplace culture, and Geoff shared stories of several CEOs and executives inspired through their participation on an SOI expedition to lead their teams, businesses and communities from heart versus head.

Geoff and Mark Sneddon from 1-degree

 

Thank you to Mark Sneddon and the 1-degree team for hosting this inspiring event!

Ontario’s Water Conference and Trade Show 2019

Ontario’s Water Conference and Trade Show 2019

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On May 7, 2019, Geoff delivered the keynote presentation at Ontario’s Water Conference and Trade Show hosted by the Ontario Water Works Association. The forefront of this conference was the theme of protecting public health through the provision of safe drinking water. Geoff’s keynote titled “Water: from Pole to Pole” addressed the intersection between water and his ventures as a Polar Leader.

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Thank you to the OWWA for this opportunity. Learn more about the organization here.