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2019 Events

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PAST EVENTS

Scott Forsyth and David Newland

When: December 8, 2019
Where: Calgary

Join Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow Scott Forsyth, along with musician and RCGS Fellow David Newland, for this special afternoon celebrating Canada in images and songs. Pictures from Forsyth's new book The Wild Coasts of Canada, an astounding collection of photographs of, and essays about, the country’s most remote regions, will be accompanied by Newland's songs and stories. You’re sure to leave inspired to embark on your own journeys of exploration.          

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CAN GEO TALKS


Ken McGoogan

When: December 3, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Awarding-winning writer and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow Ken McGoogan will captivate with insights from his new book Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada. From battling hardship, hunger and even murderous persecution as they were sent to Canada, to fighting false promises and impossible conditions from the forest of Nova Scotia to the barrens of northern Manitoba, McGoogan highlights stories of the courageous Scots who helped build a new nation.       

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Adam Shoalts

When: November 27, 2019
Where: Ottawa

In his new book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts recounts his epic, solo 2017 trek through Canada’s Far North. Shoalts will reveal highlight moments from this quest (paddling legendary rivers upstream, fording Arctic lakes in a canoe, travelling bear country without a gun), and other standout experiences from his solo expeditions in this special evening presentation. 

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CAN GEO PRESENTS


The Anthropocene Education Program

When: November 13, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Canadian Geographic is proud to be launching The Anthropocene Education Program, an exploration of the human-environment relationship delivered through photography, film, and augmented and virtual reality, with special guest Nicholas de Pencier, Co-Director and Director of photography for ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. Come and learn about how this program will enable educators, students and the public to visually explore the complex and indelible impact humans are having on the planet and experience what it means to be living in the Anthropocene. 

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Michelle Valberg

When: November 7, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg is one of the nation’s top wildlife and adventure photographers. In an evening celebrating photographic excellence, Valberg will showcase a selection of her finest images and the amazing stories behind them, such as jaw-droppingly close encounters with grizzly bears in British Columbia and incredible Arctic animal moments in the farthest reaches of Canada’s North. Come explore the splendour and diversity of wildlife in Canada.   

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Celebrating the U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages with Perry Bellegarde and Wade Davis

When: October 17th, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Please join us as we mark The UN Year of Indigenous Languages, with a special in-conversation event featuring Chief Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Wade Davis, renowned anthropologist and author.

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CAN GEO TALKS


Jill Heinerth

When: September 12, 13, 17 and 20, and October 7, 2019
Where: Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver

Join world-renowned diver and the inaugural Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Jill Heinerth for an evening celebrating underwater adventure. Heinerth will take you to places no person has ever gone as she shares tales from her new book Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, a riveting blend of memoir, exploration and science from one of the most dangerous pursuits in the world.         

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Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration officially opens

When: May 13, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Six awesome things that happened at the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration

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Get your tickets for the Toronto GeoGala

When: February 28, 2019
Where: Toronto

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is thrilled to announce its second annual fundraising gala will be held in Toronto on February 28, 2019.

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Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

When: February 4 and 27, 2019
Where: Ottawa

For half a century statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth’s resources.  But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm.  Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline.

In Empty Planet, authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson draw on a wealth of research and first hand reporting to illustrate the real and dramatic consequences of global depopulation including worker shortages, a weakened economy and crippling demands on healthcare and social security.  Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent — but one that we can shape, if we choose.           

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Exploring Earth’s secrets from space: New program lets astronauts share with students what they’ve learned

When: January 22, 2019
Where: Ottawa

Hundreds of local Ottawa students sat quietly in the Canada Science and Technology Museum until the moment when Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques graced the big screen with a smile and excited chatter broke out across the auditorium. This special live stream helped launch Exploring Earth, a web-based educational program designed to give students and the public a new perspective of Earth.

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