Sydenham High School student chosen for Antarctic expedition

By on 2014/11/26

Frontenac Gazette
Reporter: Mandy Marciniak
November 6, 2014

This year’s Christmas vacation just got a lot more exciting for Sydenham High School student William Sanderson. He will be heading to Antarctica for two weeks starting on Christmas day as part of the Students on Ice program.

“I’m pretty excited,” said Sanderson, a Grade 10 student at Sydenham. “I have always had an interest in the environment and the outdoors and this is an opportunity to further my understanding of the environment itself and interact with it further.” To read the full story


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The Students on Ice Antarctic Expedition is taking place December 26th, 2014 to January 8th, 2015. To learn more and follow the expedition through photos, videos and student journals visit the expedition website and follow journey updates on Facebook and Twitter.



Q&A with Polar Adventurer Eric McNair-Landry

By on 2014/11/24

If anyone has earned the title ‘adventurer’ it’s Eric McNair-Landry. On top of holding the world record for longest kite-skiing distance in 24 hours (595 km), he’s one of the youngest people to have skied to the South Pole unsupported.

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SOI Educator Q&A with Paul Brett of the Marine Institute

By on 2014/11/20

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Q&A with Oceanographer Daniele Bianchi

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IUCN World Parks Congress

By on 2014/11/16

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SOI Antarctic 2014 educator Q&A: Diane Burko

By on 2014/11/12

Every year SOI attracts curious students and world-class educators from around the world to help bring the Polar Regions to life during transformational expeditions. More recently, we’ve begun to highlight these incredible teachers on our blog. With the Antarctic 2014

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Inspiring Young Pioneers in Ocean Conservation

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SOI is excited to announce that Students on Ice 2008 Arctic alumna Leah Pengelly is featured in the current issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology. For the past several years, Leah has focused her studies and work experience on better understanding



By on 2014/10/10

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Geoff Green to present at Go Global conference

By on 2014/09/15

The Go Global conference brings together a world of opportunities to study, volunteer, work and explore internationally.  Hosted by Verge Magazine, Go Global provides the opportunity to connect with organizations that can help you make it happen! This year, Students on

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Arctic 2014 alumnus Emmanuel Tse reflects on journey

By on 2014/09/05

During the Arctic expedition, as a collective group I think we knew we were part of something special but we had yet fully realized how fortunate we were, with the weather and our impromptu plans (after all, flexibility is key),

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