Our Changing Environment

For this release of The Bridge, we are focusing on our changing environment. Hear from youth, scientists and industry leaders on the impact of a warming Arctic on our world, learn how communities in the North are adapting, and share what inspires you to take climate action. All of this and more on The Bridge!
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. Dr. Brendan Kelly discusses what this means and the importance of scientists, Indigenous Peoples and youth in this changing environment. Tune in to join the discussion with host and SOI alum Julia Trombley on August 20th at 3pm EST. 
This interview is part of a new educational series called Channel 49, made possible with support from the U.S. Embassy in Canada.  
In 2019 SOI’s inaugural Climate Action Cohort (CAC) attended COP25 to listen, learn and engage in international climate policy. What is it like to attend an event like this? How are youth participating in this space? What are youth hoping is the future of climate policy? Join 2019 CAC members Shakti, Will, Soomin and Mick on August 25th at 5pm EST to hear their answers.
The changing climate impacts us all no matter where in the world you live. SOI wants to know what inspires you to take climate action? Join us in our Instagram challenge!
SOI will share answers we receive in our Instagram story and add them to our climate action highlight!
As the Arctic warms two to three times faster than the rest of the planet, the increasingly rapid melt of ice and snow are having significant impacts on the behavior of wildlife. Similarly to polar bears living on top of the ice in winter, lemmings and voles living under the snow are also seeing changes that they will have to adapt to. Can the tiny rodents succeed? Join us on September 2nd at 3pm EST to hear Canadian Museum of Nature scientist Dominique Fauteux talk about the impact of a changing Arctic on small mammals.

What's on Deck!

Our next release will be focused on the exciting initiatives of the SOI Alumni Program and the incredible work of alumni around the globe.  Learn more about opportunities to get involved; participate in a photo contest; hear from our alumni who are now working with Parks Canada; and more. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for our special announcement!

SOI Staff Pick: Climate Change Adaptation Videos

Climate change is a global problem with impacts that are felt at a local level. Recognizing that these impacts are particularly significant in the Canadian Arctic, Students on Ice has developed a series of videos related to Climate Change Adaptation. Available for Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Eastern and Western Nunavut, Inuvialuit and the Yukon. Watch here.

Alumni Making Waves

Justin Dearing, SOI alum and former SOI HQ staff, is Memorial University’s new Sustainability and Climate Action Officer. The Gazette spoke to Justin about his time in the Arctic and how this inspired new perspectives, a commitment to the planet and to making a difference through action in his new role. Read more.

Did you know?

The Ilulissat Icefjord is one of the fastest and most active ice-streams in the world. Its annual calving of over 46 km3 of ice accounts for 10% of the production of all Greenland calf ice, giving it the title of “iceberg factory of the world”.
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