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Post Expedition reflections by Victoria Han

Post Expedition reflections by Victoria Han

Victoria Han is a high school student from St. John's, NL who joined SOI's 15th Anniversary Arctic Expedition thanks to the generous support of the Research...

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Student Lyric Oblin Moses speaks to CBC from the Arctic

Student Lyric Oblin Moses speaks to CBC from the Arctic

Arctic 2015 student Lyric Oblin Moses of Gatineau, Quebec speaks with CBC's Cree Radio host Terrence Duff via satellite from the Arctic during SOI's 15th...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 15: Final day and welcome home event!

SOI Arctic 2015 day 15: Final day and welcome home event!

Today we celebrated the conclusion of SOI's 15th Anniversary Arctic Expedition at the Canadian Museum of Nature! It was a wonderful celebration with nearly...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 14: Resolute Bay

SOI Arctic 2015 day 14: Resolute Bay

The final day in the Arctic was spent in Resolute Bay! This was an incredible opportunity for our team as this area of the Northwest Passage is often...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 13: Caswell Tower and Beechey Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 13: Caswell Tower and Beechey Island

We changed course today, not in the expedition sense- we are still destined to arrive at Resolute Bay on Saturday morning- but rather a change in life’s...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 12: Dundas Harbour and Croaker Bay, Devon Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 12: Dundas Harbour and Croaker Bay, Devon Island

Today, we saw two Polar Bears too many. We arrived at our planned destination and activity site at Dundas Harbour this morning only to discover we had to...

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SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on expedition art projects

SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on expedition art projects

The land is truly beautiful. In a place where mountains test the limits of the sky and the ocean spans every corner of one's eye, the tiniest of vegetation...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 11: Tay Bay, Bylot Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 11: Tay Bay, Bylot Island

What an incredible sight sailing just after lunch today, off our starboard side along the shoreline we spotted seven polar bears which brought our total to ten...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 10: Button Inlet and Cape Graham Moore

SOI Arctic 2015 day 10: Button Inlet and Cape Graham Moore

How do we describe today- from Bears to Barbeques it was one magical moment after another. We had to expect that sooner or later and today we find ourselves...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 9: Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet

SOI Arctic 2015 day 9: Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet

We’ve had our first Polar Bear sighting! A swimming bear among the ice flows in the quiet waters at the entrance to Milne Inlet Off northern Baffin Island....

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