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RCGS News & Events

2019

 
Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson awarded Gold Medal
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Ray Zahab embarks on Trans-Kamchatka Expedition
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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 »

Exploring Earth’s secrets from space: New program lets astronauts share with students what they’ve learned
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. Floating against the backdrop of the International ... 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 »

Can Geo Talks presents: Empty Planet
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 ... Full story »

Get your tickets for the Toronto GeoGala
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is thrilled to announce its second annual fundraising gala will be held in Toronto on February 28, 2019. Previously the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Canada, our fundraiser has been renamed GeoGala, and promises Torontonians an unforgettable evening showcasing the best of Canada. The Society would be delighted to count you among those in attendance. Listen to Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis share ... Full story »

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