Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I optimize my chance of successfully nominating someone?
- Complete the nomination as described (no short cuts);
- Be succinct in your wording; point form is often more effective;
- Ensure that your nominee meets the criteria of outstanding achievements; this award is intended to recognize a broad range of achievement over time as opposed to a single event.
What happens if I submit after the deadline?
- The nomination will not be accepted for the current nomination cycle;
- You will be notified as such at time of submission; submission will be queued for the subsequent year.
Can I nominate a Canadian for exploratory achievement that is primarily outside of Canada?
Can I nominate a non-Canadian for exploratory achievement that is in Canada?
Can I nominate a non-Canadian for exploratory achievement that is primarily outside of Canada?
Can I nominate a team or group of people?
- This medal is intended to recognize the work of an individual explorer for singular achievements.
- However in special circumstances the RCGS may consider nominations for individuals who have demonstrated as a group or team, cohesive and collaborative exploration.
Can the medal be awarded posthumously?
- Posthumous awards are not typically given, but may be considered in very exceptional circumstances.
How many nominations can I submit in a given year?
- Up to three (3) nominations per year (September 6 – September 5)
How often is this medal awarded?
- The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal is normally awarded annually.