The Gaspé Campus invites its students and the public to a talk, get on board for the High North!

A talk by Valentine Ribadeau Dumas will be presented in English at 3:30 pm on March 25, 2015 in the auditorium at the Gaspé Campus of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.


During her talk, Ms. Ribadeau Dumas will be discussing her adventure in the Far North: a four-month, 12,000-km sailing expedition from the St. Lawrence to Baffin Bay. Aboard a 47-foot sailboat she and her crew weighed anchor and set off for the heart of a world of ice and an encounter with life in the high Arctic… and with this unique environment and its inhabitants. Setting out from Montréal, they stopped in at the villages of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut).

It’s a unique opportunity to discover what goes on behind the scenes of an expedition as well as the highly inspiring lifestyle of the people of the North.

This English immersion activity is being organised in partnership by the Student Life Department and the following academic departments: Languages, Social Science and Adventure Tourism. Admission to the talk is free for Gaspé Campus students and staff, and just $3 for members of the public who wish to attend. The profits will be given to the final year Adventure-Study students to help them finance their trip to Iceland.

About Valentine Ribadeau Dumas

Valentine Ribadeau Dumas was a member of the crew and in charge of expedition logistics. Polar projects coordinator and passionate about the region, she often travels to the Far North on scientific missions, sport expeditions or as a sailor. She has also participated for many years in scientific work at the Mingan Islands research station, which studies the whales of the St. Lawrence. She set up the LIGHTS of the Far North project to share her experiences and passions!