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Expedition of the Year: Apply now

With the support of the RBC Blue Water Project, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is providing a $25,000 grant to a northern Canadian expedition that fosters environmental stewardship of fresh water resources.

The 2010 Expedition of the Year was undertaken by Dr. Antoni Lewkowicz of the University of Ottawa who explored the impact of climate change on permafrost conditions in the Yukon and northern British Columbia.

Applications for the 2011 Expedition of the Year funding will be accepted starting January 10, 2011. To qualify for the Expedition of the Year $25,000 grant, an expedition must meet all the usual guidelines for expedition funding from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the following:

• expedition must take place in Canada, north of 55° N;

• expedition must focus on fresh water resources, either scientific research or observation and documentation through other media such as photography, video, film or other visual arts;

• as part of the post-expedition educational outreach, the expedition is expected to publish their observations either as a scientific research paper, a book or magazine articles, a film or video, or a website.

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