Geoff Green, C.M.
Expedition Leader and Founder

Educator, social entrepreneur and adventurer, Geoff Green has led over 125 expeditions to the polar regions, as well as numerous other journeys to many fascinating and remote corners of the planet.

Geoff was selected as one of the Top 25 Transformational Canadians by the Globe and Mail, CTV and La Presse. Outpost Magazine chose Geoff as one of the “Top 5 Canadian Explorers” to watch. The Globe and Mail called Geoff “the man who revolutionized polar and environmental education”.

Geoff is the Founder and President of the Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation, a globally recognized program that takes youth, scientists, elders, artists and explorers from around the world on educational journeys to the Arctic and Antarctic.

The Foundation’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower youth about the importance of the polar regions through cross-generational and experiential learning; support their continued growth; and to foster youth-led initiatives that contribute to sustainability. More than 2,500 youth from 52 countries have participated in SOI’s award-winning program.

Geoff was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012. Other awards and recognitions include:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal;
  • Honorary Doctorate of Education from Nipissing University;
  • Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress;
  • Canada’s “Top 40 under 40”;
  • The Citation of Merit for outstanding feats of exploration and service by the prestigious Explorers Club in New York City;
  • Bestowed the Inuktitut name “Pitsiulak” by the Commissioner of Nunavut;
  • Fellow, the Explorers Club;
  • And Fellow, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Geoff and his wife live with their two children in Chelsea, Quebec.