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2019

 
Celebrating 25 years of the Canadian Geographic Challenge with Alex Trebek
On Saturday, October 5, Alex Trebek joined The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) to launch the 25th annual Canadian Geographic Challenge at 50 Sussex, the RCGS' headquarters in Ottawa. Full story »

Rocker Brian May receives Lawrence J. Burpee award
He may have written “We Will Rock You,” “Fat Bottomed Girls” and several more of the 20th century’s greatest rock songs, but he can also explain the theoretical Heat Death of the universe. Brian May, the legendary lead guitarist of Queen, an astrophysics PhD and author, received The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Lawrence J. Burpee Medal at a ceremony prior to the musician’s July 28, 2019, performance at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, a stop ... Full story »

Introducing 10,000 Changes
Canadian Geographic, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Recycling Council of Ontario have joined forces to reimagine the recycling revolution with the new 10,000 Changes program. Read more at Canadian Geographic. Full story »

Meet the finalists of the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge!
Read the full story at Canadian Geographic! Full story »

Princess Anne made Honorary Fellow of the Society
Read the full story at Canadian Geographic! Full story »

Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson awarded Gold Medal
Read the full story at Canadian Geographic Full story »

Ray Zahab embarks on Trans-Kamchatka Expedition
Read the full story at Canadian Geographic Full story »

How Canadian students are learning to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle
Imagine your child coming home from school and turning off all the lights that aren’t in use with gusto. That same child is also on your case for not using reusable bags when grocery shopping. And be careful not to leave the tap running or you might just get a lecture! For Nancy Gillis, an award‐winning Toronto teacher with a passion for environmental literacy, this student sounds like a graduate of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge. Now ... Full story »

Alberta government makes the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada available to all students province-wide
The Government of Alberta has taken another step toward honouring its commitment to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by providing all Alberta students with educational resources that reflect the perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The province has purchased 1,600 copies of Canadian Geographic’s Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, an excellent teaching resource that will provide both teachers and students ... Full story »

Jill Heinerth, RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, visits Thunder Bay to share exploration techniques with students
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 St. Martin School and a number of schools in the area to share what it takes to become a modern-day explorer. Heinerth’s curiosity, technical prowess, and fearlessness have taken her inside Antarctic ... Full story »

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