Established by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2015, the Erebus Medal recognizes participants in the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition and their contributions to the discovery of HMS Erebus, the exploration ship commanded by Sir John Franklin and lost during his ill-fated 1845-48 expedition. All participants in the discovery, including those in the field and those who worked behind the scenes are recognized with the Erebus Medal. Together, they have rewritten the history books and underscored the importance of the geography of Canada’s Arctic.
The Erebus medals were awarded by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society at a reception celebrating the find and the partners of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition. The reception was held at the Royal Ontario Museum, on March 4, 2015.