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Announcement of the 2019 Arctic Expedition

On June 12th, Students on Ice joined the Delegation of the European Union to Canada in the Speaker’s Salon on Parliament Hill to announce the Arctic 2019 expedition. This will be SOI’s largest expedition to date! Many Ministers of Parliament, ambassadors, partners and supporters were present at the event to participate in the announcement.

© HOC-CDCCredit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services

Thanks in part to a new partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada, this summer’s expedition team will include youth from every circumpolar country! The global nature of SOI expeditions are key in fostering cross­‐cultural collaboration on key issues we face as a global society. This year’s expedition team represents students from 18 countries: Canada, U.S., Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Russia, Peru, England, Ireland, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Seychelles, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and China (Hong Kong).

A special thank you to the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House, for hosting the event and to the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Canada, Peteris Ustubs; Ambassador of Finland, Vesa Lehtonen; and Ambassador of Sweden, Urban Ahlin for joining SOI in this announcement. Thank you to SOI staff and throat singers Becky Okatsiak and Lynda Brown for their beautiful performance.

© HOC-CDCCredit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services

With support from SOI’s global network of partners, 90 per cent of students are fully funded to participate on expedition. To see the full list of scholarship and program funders, visit https://studentsonice.com/…/arctic-2019/expedition-partners/

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