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2017

December 11, 2017

Residential schools for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were first established in 1831 and ran for 165 years until 1996. This system had one goal: to forcibly assimilate Canada's Indigenous Peoples into the non-Indigenous population. Canadian Geographic Education (Can Geo Education), the first Canadian organization to produce Google Earth Voyager content, has worked closely with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) of the University of Manitoba to create an educational tool that will help students learn about this dark chapter in Canadian history.

November 17, 2017

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and the Canadian Museum of History congratulate archaeologist Dr. David Morrison for receiving the RCGS Massey Medal.

November 16, 2017

Andrew Prossin, founder and managing director of One Ocean Expeditions, has received the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal, one of the top honours bestowed by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). Prossin, along with several renowned Canadian explorers, scientists and fellow geographers, was presented his medal by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! and Honorary President of the RCGS, at a ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History. One Ocean Expeditions, based in Squamish, B.C., is recognized internationally for its innovative expeditions to some of the world’s most remote polar locations

November 16, 2017

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), will be honouring outstanding Canadians for their contribution to the field of geography. The Medal Ceremony will precede the Society's sold-out Fellows Dinner, where more than 550 people will gather to celebrate Geography Awareness Week (November 12 – 18) in Canada.

November 9, 2017

If Canada has a reputation as a geography powerhouse, then Beth Dye can take a little of the credit. For close to 30 years, this Kamloops educator has worked tirelessly to improve geographic education for students in her hometown and all across Canada. She has helped to design geography educational resources, taught geography teaching methods at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, and has advised organizations such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, the B.C. Legislature, Natural Resources Canada, and the Library of Parliament on numerous geographic and civic literacy initiatives. For her efforts to support the advancement of geographic education in Canada, Beth Dye, vice-principal at Twin Rivers Education Centre in Kamloops, B.C., has won the prestigious Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s (RCGS) Geographic Literacy Award.

November 8, 2017

Can Grade 2 students make a difference in the world? If you’re in Paula Huddy-Zubkowski’s class you’ll learn that everyday actions can have positive environmental results. Her dynamic approach to geography teaching has earned Huddy-Zubkowski the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s (RCGS) Innovation in Geography Teaching Award. Huddy-Zubkowski teaches at Saint Joseph’s School in Calgary, making this the second year in a row that a teacher from Calgary has won this coveted award.

November 2, 2017

Sound Venture Productions, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, is proud to announce the world broadcast premiere of their newest one-hour documentary, Flight Path of Heroes, on the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC). This is the third and final installment of the three-part series entitled A Nation Soars: Commemorating Canada's Great War Flyers.

June 28, 2017

The National Capital Commission and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are pleased to invite the media to the official opening of the Geography and Exploration Pavilion for Canada’s 150th anniversary, at 50 Sussex Drive.

June 16, 2017

The Trans Canada Trail celebrates a prestigious link connecting 93 percent of Canada

June 9, 2017

At the prestigious new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on Sussex Drive, the Society's CEO, John Geiger, announced Canadian Geographic's new project, The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

June 5, 2017

Ben Woodward, a 16-year-old Grade 10 student from London Central Secondary School, is the new Canadian Geographic Challenge Champion, recognized as Canada’s most prestigious student geography award. “I’m still a little surprised I won,” said Woodward. “I did study, but it wasn’t that hard because I really like geography.”

May 17, 2017

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, created by Canadian Geographic Education, and funded by Shell Canada, is a program designed to improve energy literacy among Canadian students. This year, many Canadian teachers went above and beyond their classroom duties to run Eco Clubs and volunteer their time to provide their students with energy literacy basics through this program. From January 30th to April 26th, 2017, students completed 2,085 energy-saving challenges, a 25% increase over last year.

March 22, 2017

Des étudiants de partout au Canada tirent des leçons de la valeur du champ de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale au Canada

March 15, 2017

Sopwith Pup replica biplanes to depart for the Vimy commemorative celebration, with 9,000 Canadian students and teachers to see them

February 8, 2017

Canada’s musicians and songwriters have put this country on the map, and now it’s time to return the favour… with a little help from their friends at Canadian Geographic magazine.

As one of the magazine’s contributions to Canada’s 150th anniversary, Canadian Geographic has just launched The Great Canadian Song Map to celebrate our nation's geography through music. “Musicians have long been inspired by our country in their lyrics,” says Aaron Kylie, the magazine’s editor. “What better time to acknowledge their contributions than in our sesquicentennial year?”

January 23, 2017

Canada’s Jill Heinerth is one of the world’s top marine explorers and holds the record for going farther into deep underwater caves than any woman in history. Heinerth, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Explorer-in-Residence, will be visiting Calgary schools to share what it takes to be a modern-day explorer. Heinerth’s curiosity, technical prowess, and fearlessness has taken her inside Antarctic icebergs, and led her to venture deep into underwater caves and shipwrecks around the world.

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