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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 9

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 9

Mittimatalik, Canada

The theme of today’s blog entry is ice. As students and staff know firsthand, ice plays an enormous role on expedition and in the biodiversity, history, and...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 8

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 8

Davis Strait, Canada, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

Today we celebrated our time in Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland and looked ahead as we began our long journey across the Davis Strait and into the Canadian...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 7

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 7

Uummannaq, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

"Good Morning Students on Ice!" Geoff Green's voice rang over the PA system as we rounded the corner of Disko Island on our way to Uummannaq. After a late...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 6

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 6

Qeqertarsuaq, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

This morning, we woke up to a horizon decorated with icebergs of all different shapes and sizes. Our plan for the day was to visit Ilulissat and...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 5

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 5

Itilleq fiord, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

Hello from Itilleq fiord! We woke up to a grey day, with the silhouettes of mountains barely visible through the fog. But today was our first landing, so...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 4

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 4

Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

Today was the first FULL expedition day on the ship! This morning we awoke in the most beautiful fiord! Sailing straight towards a glacier, with low clouds...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 3

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 3

Kangerlussuaq, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland

Departure Day! Day 3 was a day of air travel. At 8am this morning our team of 230 students and staff left their temporary home at Carleton University for the...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 2

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 2

Ottawa, Canada

Photos: Robert Kautuk, Natta Summerky   As the last full day of pre-ship activities, our 2nd day of programming gave participants a sense of the...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 1

2018 Arctic Expedition: Day 1

Ottawa, Canada

Photos: Lipman Still Pictures, Natta Summerky     After months of planning and coordination, Monday marked the beginning of the 2018 Arctic...

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2018 Arctic Expedition: A Saavittut Pre-Program Recap from Caitlyn Baikie!

2018 Arctic Expedition: A Saavittut Pre-Program Recap from Caitlyn Baikie!

Ottawa, Canada

By Caitlyn Baikie, Arctic Youth & Partnerships Program Manager Photos: Lipman Still Pictures, Robert Kautuk, Natta Summerky     The...

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