Videos

The videos posted here reflect the experiences of the Students on Ice 2017 Arctic Expedition as well as pre expedition videos that feature our team of educators, students and our global alumni network. Follow the journey and engage with us online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Arctic 2017: Recap Video

From August 8-23, 120 students from all over the world sailed through the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. With new knowledge, new friends, and new skills in their pockets, the Students on Ice 2017 Arctic expedition participants have headed back to their respective homes. This unforgettable and diverse journey is difficult to sum up in words, but this video speaks for itself. Introducing the SOI Arctic 2017 Recap video!

Producer: Sira Chayer
Videographers: Gabriel Bergeron, Trevor Adam Gill and on drone Patrick Crawford

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Arctic 2017: Ian Tamblyn Music Video

JUNO award-winning expedition musician Ian Tamblyn performs alongside staff members James Raffan and Andrew Bresnahan on the beach during one of the shore landings on the #SOIArctic2017 expedition.

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Arctic 2017: Sirmilik Historic Site Visit

The expedition recently visited Sirmilik National Park. Sirmilik means "place of glaciers" in Inuktitut, referring to Bylot Island's abundance of glaciers and ice caps. We were lucky to be able to visit Qaiqsut, an ancient Thule site, with elders and guides from the community of Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet and Parks Canada Nunavut. Hear Canadian Museum of Nature paleobiologist Kieran Shepherd speak to the archaeological evidence of Inuit history and culture in the area.

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Arctic 2017: Conservation

As the Arctic continues to change and shift due to climate change, conservation has become a big conversation. After seeing the Prince Leopold Migratory Bird Sanctuary, seeing wildlife while sailing through Lancaster Sound and visiting communities that rely on the region for food, it was an incredible opportunity to be at the announcement for Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound Marine Protected Area.

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Arctic 2017: Reconciliation

Each year throughout expedition there are many valuable conversations that happen amongst participants including those related to the important theme of reconciliation. These discussions can be challenging and uncomfortable for many people, but at the same time promote resiliency, understanding and togetherness.

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Arctic 2017: A New Perspective

Going to the Arctic is a new experience for many of our participants, but seeing the Arctic from this angle is new for almost everyone! A bird-eye view provides a new perspective to the beauty, scale and serenity of the incredible landscapes the #SOIArctic2017 expedition has been learning in.

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Arctic 2017: Ottawa Recap

The Ottawa programming days at the beginning of the each Arctic expedition are important times for getting to know each other, learning the ground rules and getting everyone on the same page. This year the participants headed out for tours at Parliament and Rideau Hall, and ziplining at Camp Fortune. Hear what the students had to say about their experiences so far!

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Arctic 2017: Northern Pre-program

From August 6th to 8th students from across the Canadian North, Alaska and Greenland joined in Ottawa at Nunavut Sivuniksavut for 3 days of learning and sharing about the Arctic. These students finished the program with almost 40 new friends as well as undeniable confidence and enthusiasm. They will be the ambassadors of their homelands onboard the MS Ocean Endeavour, leading the learning journey with rest of the participants!

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Meet: Bruce Heyman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Recognize this face? Meet Bruce Heyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada! Bruce will be joining our #SOIArctic2017 expedition in just a few short days. We are so excited to have him and the rest of the SOI educator team onboard this year.

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Meet: Vicky Heyman, Lead of the Heyman Family Foundation of Charity

We're coming at you with another #SOIArctic2017 educator video! Meet long-time SOI supporter Vicki Heyman! During her time in Canada with husband and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Vicki took an active leadership role as an American cultural representative, engaging in cross border conversations and programs related to the arts, social innovation, and youth engagement. Vicki continues to support arts, health, education, and equality for all.

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Meet: Andrew Bresnahan, Expedition Physician

Your health is in good hands aboard our #SOIArctic2017 expedition! Meet one of our expedition physicians, Dr. Andrew Bresnahan. Andrew is a resident doctor and an anthropologist based in Labrador. Hear from him in this video he sent us from beautiful Nain, Nunatsiavut!

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Meet: Eric Mattson, Expedition Glaciologist

Today we're sending a warm welcome to another SOI educator, Eric Mattson! Eric is a professor at Nipissing University, specializing in the field of snow and ice hydrology. On board the our ship, the Ocean Endeavour, he is our glaciologist and shares his enthusiasm about glacial size and melt water trends. Hear what Eric has to say about his workshops during #SOIArctic2017!

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Meet: Geneviève Côté, Q is for Qajaq Facilitator

Please welcome another amazing #SOIArctic2017 educator, Geneviève Côté. Geneviève joins us as a paddling instructor and environmental field technician. She'll be facilitating the Q is for Qajaq workshops on expedition, taking participants onto Arctic waters in traditional Inuit kayaks! She recently joined Leg 4 of the Canada C3 expedition where she sent us this message.

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Arctic 2017: Learn about the Northern Pre Expedition Program at Nunavut Sivuniksavut

SOI's Northern Pre Program will welcome nearly 50 students from across the Arctic to Nunavut Sivuniksavut from August 6-8 as part of the 2017 Arctic Expedition. This is an opportunity for northern youth to connect with each other, their culture and receive the support needed to be ambassadors for their homeland during the upcoming Arctic expedition.

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Meet: Brandon Pardy, 2017 Arctic Expedition Zodiac Driver and Gun Handler

Brandon Pardy joins this year's expedition in the position of Zodiac driver and gun handler. Brandon has an extensive background in environmental science, traditional land ownership, and sustainable communities, to name a few. Stay tuned to meet more of our educators during the weeks leading up to expedition!

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Arctic 2017: Learn About the Education Program from SOI's Jennifer Williams

Meet Jennifer Williams, our Education Manager here at SOI! Guided by a team of scientists, elders, artists and educators, youth on the 2017 Arctic Expedition will develop a deeper connection to the land, culture and people of the Arctic as they engage in hands-on research, listen to elders, visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife, and bridge cultures and understanding with youth from around the world.

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Arctic 2017: SOI President welcomes students and staff

Geoff Green, Founder & President of the Students on Ice Foundation welcomes the students and staff of the 2017 Arctic Expedition! At SOI Headquarters we are busy preparing for expedition and announcing scholarships for the many deserving student participants.

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Countdown to the 2017 Arctic Expedition

The countdown to the 2017 Arctic Expedition is on here at the Students on Ice office! We are feeling ready to go and we can't wait to meet the team in August. The next two months are going to be filled with messages from our office team, interviews with our expedition educators, and tips and well wishes from our alumni. This is not something you'll want to miss! Keep connected, everyone!

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Arctic 2016: The Journey

This is a video overview of the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition that took 120 youth from 13 countries on a transformational journey of learning, discovery, adventure and cultural reconciliation through the Canadian Eastern Arctic and Western Greenland.

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