Actor & Director from Ontario, Canada
“My name is Connor Jessup; I’m 13 years old from Toronto, Ontario. I am about to embark on a two week scientific expedition to the Canadian Arctic”. That’s certainly not something you hear every day. Those sentences marked the beginning of Connor’s first blog post as a participant on the Students on Ice 2007 Arctic expedition from Churchill, Manitoba, to Iqaluit, Nunavut. While most of his friends were at summer camp, Connor – one of SOI’s youngest ever participants – was engaging in an experience “with that familial feel to it, but with more purpose.” Now 21 years old, Connor is working as an actor and director. This rising star has appeared on hit shows like American Crime, and recently directed a film called Boy which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.