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Ice Walker by James Raffan

Ice Walker by James Raffan

The book Ice Walker is an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic. Author, James Raffan is...

Mariana Hill-Cruz

Mariana Hill-Cruz

© Mariana Hill-CruzWith a legacy of community service and scientific research in her wake, Arctic 2008 alum, Mariana Hill Cruz is surging forward...

Mission 100 Tonnes

Mission 100 Tonnes

We talk about plastic pollution, but these C3 alumni are all about action. Their project, Mission 100 Tonnes has mobilized thousands of global...

Jessica Winters

Jessica Winters

(c) Scott ForsythJessica Winters, a young emerging artist and curator, and Arctic 2016 alum from Nunatsiavut is making waves in the arts scene....

Ivalu Barlach Christensen

Ivalu Barlach Christensen

© Ivalu Barlach ChristensenIvalu Barlach Christensen is an Arctic 2012 alum from Sisimiut, Greenland. Her passion has always been science and...

Cason Crane

Cason Crane

© Cason Crane Cason Crane, Arctic 2008 alum, was the first openly LGBT person and fifth youngest climber to reach the highest peak on each continent...

Justin Dearing

Justin Dearing

Justin Dearing, SOI alum and former SOI HQ staff, is Memorial University’s new Sustainability and Climate Action Officer. The Gazette spoke to...

Hannah Tooktoo

Hannah Tooktoo

©Hannah Tooktoo/ CBCHannah Tooktoo, SOI Arctic 2010 alum, spent two months cycling across Canada last summer to raise awareness of the high rate of...

Jasveen Brar

Jasveen Brar

Seasoned Explorer and Environmental Activist In the true spirit of adventure, veteran expeditioner Jasveen Brar (Antarctic 2014, Arctic 2016) has...

Maddysen Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin

Maddysen Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin

“Our voices as youth are powerful and valuable and we need to be heard.”Maddysen Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin, Arctic 2019 SOI Alum, created a conference to...

Shadunjen van Kampen

Shadunjen van Kampen

SOI Arctic 2015 alum Shadunjen van Kampen recently made the news as quite possibly the first Yukon First Nations woman to receive her commercial...

Denise Lee

Denise Lee

Fascinated by the interplay between human activities and the environmental condition, Denise Lee, is a steadfast champion of endangered species, the...

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They Say

They Say

When Katarina Kunert traveled with us to the Arctic in 2018, she was inspired by the people, lands and water to write this beautiful poem. Anyone...

Connecting to nature around the world

Connecting to nature around the world

We asked SOI alumni around the world to take us on an adventure with them and show us how they connect to nature. It is important that we find time...