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Joseph Thrasher III and two other participants during the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is proud to partner with Students on Ice for their upcoming 2017 Arctic Expedition!

Students on Ice (SOI) is an award-winning organization taking high school and university students from around the world on the educational journey of a lifetime to explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland between August 8 to 23, 2017.

As in the past, IRC will be sponsoring one Inuvialuk to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When completing the online application, please make sure you declare yourself a beneficiary of a land claim agreement and when prompted include The Western Arctic Land Claim as the agreement for which you are a beneficiary.

Additional scholarships have been announced! Therefore, the application deadline for applicants from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region has been extended to Monday, March 20 at 9:59 p.m. MST!

Follow the links below for more information and to apply.


Visit Students on Ice online

Complete an Application Form


About the Students on Ice 2017 Arctic Expedition

SOI's 2017 Arctic Expedition will take 120 youth from across Canada and around the world on a two-week journey to explore Canada's High Arctic and Western Greenland. The expedition dates are August 8 to 23, 2017 with a northern youth pre program at Nunavut Sivuniksavut on August 6 to 7, 2017.

Guided by a team of scientists, elders, artists and explorers, youth will develop a deeper connection to the land, culture and people of the Arctic as they engage in hands-on research, listen to elders, visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife, and bridge cultures and understanding with youth from around the world. Youth will learn about the impacts of climate change, the importance of ocean conservation, and other important topics, grounded in an understanding and appreciation for the people who call the Arctic home.

Since SOI began 17 years ago, more than 2,500 students and educators from 52 countries have participated in SOI's life-changing journeys. They form an alumni family that is connected by their experiences and provide ongoing support to fellow expeditioners as mentors, teachers, and lifelong friends.

Photos: Lee Narraway/Students on Ice