WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE
Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!
An audio message from the SOI Alumni Council
Home of the SOI Alumni Program, which launched in 2000 when the first alumni stepped off expedition and started making the world a better place. With time, the Alumni Program has adapted and expanded to support this diverse and continuously growing community. Today, we have more than seven avenues to engage alumni in leadership and capacity development, including microgrants, global youth delegations, a mentorship program, a robust online community portal and more.
Charlie and Josh are two SOI alumni who now work at Parks Canada in the Nunavut Field Unit. We interviewed them about their current jobs and their...
Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures
What’s on Deck
Our next release will be focused on Circumpolar Stories from the Land. We will be featuring content from a variety of perspectives on what it means to value and respect the land we are on. Stay tuned to hear stories from across the Arctic!
SOI Staff Pick
The SOI Alumni Program is about connections. Connecting to opportunities, resources, and each other. MySOI – our new online alumni portal – has all of this and more! Whether you’re looking for a mentor, searching for career opportunities, or curious about the next event in your community, this is the place to find it. Activate your account or sign in today!
Alumni Making Waves
Cason Crane, Arctic 2008 alum, was the first openly LGBT person and fifth youngest climber to reach the highest peak on each continent – The Seven Summits. He raised over $135,000 for charity in the process. Read about his experience during these adventures and what he has learned since his SOI expedition. Learn More.