Geographic Literacy Award
2017 Recipient - Beth Dye
The winner of the 2017 Geographic Literacy Award has been a teacher and a leader in geographic education for nearly 30 years. Beth Dye is the vice-principal at Twin Rivers Education Centre in Kamloops, B.C.
She has been inspiring and engaging students and teachers alike through various local and nationwide projects and initiatives. Dye has helped design geography educational resources, taught at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, advised various organizations on policy-making, and served on several national boards. She is a mentor to other teachers and a strong advocate of geographic literacy in Canada.
The greatest example of her dedication to geography education is her involvement with the Canadian Geographic Challenge, since its inception in 1995. Dye has volunteered her time and knowledge to help build and strengthen Canada’s longest-running national geography competition. Today, millions of students across Canada have participated in the Challenge, which helps students to better understand their country and the world.