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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.

United Nations Secretary-General visits Antarctica

United Nations Secretary-General visits Antarctica

This weekend Ban Ki-moon became the first United Nations Secretary-General to visit Antarctica. Mr. Ban was there in preparation for the thirteenth United...

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Students on Ice Kugluktuk Participant in the News

Students on Ice Kugluktuk Participant in the News

The cover of today's Globe and Mail features an inspirational story written by Bill Curry of youth activism in the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Students on...

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POLAR BOUND CONTEST

POLAR BOUND CONTEST

Now in its seventh year, Canadian Geographic's Polar Bound Contest sends deserving secondary school students to the Arctic or Antarctic on once-in-a-lifetime...

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Today is International Polar Day!

Today is International Polar Day!

Today is the first International Polar Year (IPY) International Polar Day! Students on Ice past-participants have been making presentations in their...

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Friday, September 21, 2007: IPY Sea Ice Day!

Friday, September 21, 2007: IPY Sea Ice Day!

Friday, September 21, 2007 marks the first of quarterly International Polar Year (IPY) International Polar Days, this time focusing on Sea Ice. The IPY...

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Runner Embarks on Canada Challenge

Runner Embarks on Canada Challenge

Ultra-distance athlete Ray Zahab embarks tomorrow on an 11 day, 400+ km cross-Canada run of a lifetime. A resident of Chelsea, Québec, Ray's "Three...

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Inuit to sign self-governance agreement

Inuit to sign self-governance agreement

While our 2007 SOI-IPY Arctic Expedition visits Northern Québec and the Baffin Island region of the Canadian Arctic, Inuit in Northern Québec have...

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Vanishing Ponds in the Arctic

Vanishing Ponds in the Arctic

Canadian climatologists have discovered that water that existed for thousands of years is disappearing from Ellesmere Island's landscape, prompting climate...

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Polar Explorer Sir Wally Herbert Dies

Polar Explorer Sir Wally Herbert Dies

One of Britain’s greatest explorers passed away yesterday. Sir Wally Herbert was the first man to walk to the North Geographic Pole, the first man to...

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Welcome to Green U!

Welcome to Green U!

Today's Globe and Mail has an exciting article about the growing number of environmental programs at universities across Canada and the United States. SOI...

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