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2020

May 28, 2020

Given the energy savings results of this yearís Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC), itís clear the extended closure of schools due to COVID-19 has fostered innovation in online teaching and greater awareness of environmental issues.


March 31, 2020

In response to an urgent need for online educational resources, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education's #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents and students isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


February 26, 2020

Alanna Mitchell, one of Canada's leading science journalist, explains the surprising speed and possible impacts of the North Pole's trajectory to Siberia


January 28, 2020

Growing up on a farm in a southern Ontario, Jeremy Hansen developed a deep appreciation for the land, but even as a child, his sights were always set on the sky. At the age of 12, Hansen joined the Air Cadets and by 17 he was flying gliders and planes. He went on to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and became a CF-18 fighter pilot. Aiming to reach ever higher, Hansen's dreams finally came true in 2009 when he was selected as an astronaut by the Canadian Space Agency. He has been working and training at NASA since then and in 2017 he became the first Canadian astronaut to lead a NASA astronaut class.


January 22, 2020

Outer space or the unfathomable depths of our oceans? Canoeing over whitewater rapids through Canada’s wilderness or strapping on scuba gear to dive into underwater cave systems? What makes an explorer? Samuel de Champlain, Etienne Brulé, Roberta Bondar, James Cameron, and Jill Heinerth are just a few of the men and women who have gone to places many of us have visited only in our imagination. What does it take to venture into the unknown and what exactly defines a great explorer?


January 22, 2020

The United Nations declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, which helped to raise public awareness of the perilous state of many Indigenous languages in Canada. For the Métis, the Michif language faces extinction if decisive action is not taken soon. Just how high are the stakes? According to Canada’s most recent census data (2016), there are only about 640 people living in Canada who speak Michif, as either a first or second language.


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