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News from SOI, including our newest initiatives, upcoming expeditions, accomplishments by our alumni, and much more. Check back often for regular updates.

2015 Arctic drift bottle found on Icelandic coast!

2015 Arctic drift bottle found on Icelandic coast!

  In another incredible twist of fate, a drift bottle thrown from the MS Ocean Endeavour over the Davis Straight was found on the coast of...

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Q&A with Arctic Terrestrial Ecologist, Trevor Lantz

Q&A with Arctic Terrestrial Ecologist, Trevor Lantz

By: Elise Pullar (2016 Arctic, Parks Canada, Environmental Studies at uVic)   Trevor Lantz is a professor in the School of Environmental Studies...

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Arctic 2015 Alumnus Returns to Devon Island

Arctic 2015 Alumnus Returns to Devon Island

  During the Arctic 2015 expedition, when Geoff asked if anyone wanted to speak to the entire group of students and staff, Robert Hrabchak almost...

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Catching up with Arctic 2015 Alumna Ruth Kaviok

Catching up with Arctic 2015 Alumna Ruth Kaviok

Ruth Kaviok listening to an on-board presentation Ruth Kaviok of Arviat, Nunavut, left a lasting impression on everyone aboard the Students on Ice 2015...

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Arctic to Tropic: Alumni David Freese’s eye opening new photo book

Arctic to Tropic: Alumni David Freese’s eye opening new photo book

  Hot off the heels of a new release, photographer, professor and SOI Alumni David Freese stopped by the head office in Gatineau to deliver...

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How do you fundraise to go to the Arctic and Antarctic?

How do you fundraise to go to the Arctic and Antarctic?

Congratulations! You've been accepted to a Students On Ice expedition. You're just a few steps away from walking onto the ship and into the wild. Students on...

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Currie Rowe joins the SOI office team as Executive Assistant

Currie Rowe joins the SOI office team as Executive Assistant

Currie started with SOI just before the 2016 Arctic Expedition as the Communications and Events Intern; she has since graduated to being SOI's first...

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Trying to Catch Up with Arctic 2014 Alumnus Sergio Ráez Villanueva

Trying to Catch Up with Arctic 2014 Alumnus Sergio Ráez Villanueva

Post-expedition life moves fast, but Arctic 2014 alumnus Sergio Ráez Villanueva moves much faster. In fact, Sergio placed 23rd at the World Junior Track...

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Remembering Dr. Fred Roots, O.C.

Remembering Dr. Fred Roots, O.C.

Dr. Fred Roots, O.C. 5 July 1923 - 18 October 2016 Dear SOI community, As SOI alumni and friends, we can each identify with the depth of connections and...

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