Geoff Green

Geoff Green convocation speech

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

Geoff Green, C.M., is an educator, social entrepreneur and adventurer who founded Students on Ice, the award-winning educational program that works to give the world’s youth a heightened understanding and respect for our planet’s global ecosystem, and the inspiration to protect it. Students on Ice has taken more than 1,800 individuals on educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. Green has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Order of Canada, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress and the Explorers Club Citation of Merit for outstanding feats of exploration and service. He was selected as one of the Top 25 Transformational Canadians in 2010. Green is a member of the American Polar Society’s Board of Governors and is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is the Chair of the Ottawa Riverkeeper Organization, and sits on numerous other boards and committees, including the Mingan Island Cetecean Study and The Arctic Circle Club. He is also a national ambassador for the Jardin des Glaciers and the ‘We Canada’ initiative.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Geoff Green