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Catch up on the latest news from SOI and our network of alumni and partners. Hear about upcoming events, and meet educators and students from our past and upcoming expeditions.

Q&A with Sue Novotny of the WWF Arctic Programme

Q&A with Sue Novotny of the WWF Arctic Programme

Almost every year the WWF teams up with SOI to help inspire youth by sending students from northern Canada and Greenland, along with a WWF staff member onboard...

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SOI Launches 2014 Arctic Expedition

SOI Launches 2014 Arctic Expedition

Today, high school students from across Canada and around the world come together in Ottawa to start two weeks of discovery and learning on an ambitious...

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Q&A with Adventure Photographer Lee Narraway

Q&A with Adventure Photographer Lee Narraway

Lee Narraway is an incredible photographer who has been an integral part of the Students on Ice family for a decade. Since 2004, Lee  has beautifully captured...

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Q&A with Musician & SOI expeditioner Ian Tamblyn

Q&A with Musician & SOI expeditioner Ian Tamblyn

Ian entertains students in Ottawa before the Arctic 2009 expedition kicks off. Photo (c) Lee Narraway Ian Tamblyn is a Juno award-winning folk singer and...

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A Letter to Alumni: The Taxi Cab to Indifference

A Letter to Alumni: The Taxi Cab to Indifference

SOI Alumnus Donovan Taplin participated in both SOI's Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions, experiences that forever changed Donovan's view of the world and...

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Q&A with polar guide Alex Taylor

Q&A with polar guide Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor is one of SOI's integral expedition team members. He sets up the communication system, he drives zodiacs, captures incredible video footage, and so...

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SOI Educator Q&A with Bianca Perren

SOI Educator Q&A with Bianca Perren

This summer Bianca Perren will join SOI for her third expedition. She is both a painter and a paleoecologist, brimming with knowledge on Arctic ecology, more...

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SOI Alumna Wins Top 20 Under 20

SOI Alumna Wins Top 20 Under 20

Selin Jessa joined SOI on the 2011 Antarctic expedition. Since then she's planned the first TEDx Talk in Antarctica, placed fourth in the International...

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Meet SOI’s James Raffan: author, geographer and polar historian

Meet SOI’s James Raffan: author, geographer and polar historian

James Raffan, also known as JR or Jim depending on which expedition you were on, has been an instrumental part of the Students on Ice (SOI) education program...

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Return of the Jensen

Return of the Jensen

Mike Jensen is no stranger to the Arctic, or SOI for that matter. In fact, after heading to the Arctic with SOI five consecutive times, it's hard to imagine an...

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