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Media Advisory - Queen's University student joins Canada C3 project

Monday, July 24, 2017

One of Queen’s own has been selected to take part in a high profile expedition this summer as part of the Canada 150 project. Thomas Dymond, a second-year student at the School of Medicine, says he is excited for the opportunity to work with the Canada C3 project, a 150-day excursion aboard a refitted icebreaker, as it sails from Toronto to Victoria through the Northwest Passage.


Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The centrepiece is a 150-day ocean journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this journey, Canada C3 is exploring the four key themes of Canada 150: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment.


Thomas Dymond, a second-year student at the School of Medicine is currently on board the icebreaker, travelling from Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Mr. Dymond is of Mi’kmaq heritage and the recent recipient of a national Indspire Award for outstanding Indigenous youth advocacy. His journey ends Saturday, July 29.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca