Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration
The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal recognizes outstanding Canadian explorers for extraordinary achievement through expedition(s) in Canada or abroad, or a citizen of another country for extraordinary exploratory achievement and expedition(s) within Canada.
Achievements in the realm of geographical exploration and/or discovery, which have fostered a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Canadian land mass, people and/or environment, can be considered. A Canadian whose exploratory achievements transcend Canadian borders, but which make a similar contribution, is also eligible.
How to Nominate
Anyone can submit a nomination – (Except RCGS Expedition Committee, and employees of RCGS and Canadian Geographic).
All nominations must be submitted on-line.
All properly documented nominations received by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society office annually by midnight (Eastern Time) September 5th will be considered.
Nominations will be kept under consideration for a period of three years.
Please see FAQ’s for additional information and guidance.
The 2016 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration was awarded to Richard Weber.
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LISTING OF RECIPIENTS
A complete listing of Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration recipients since its inception in 2013.