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2019

 
Can Geo Talks presents: Jill Heinerth
The world-renowned cave diver and inaugural Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society embarks on a five-city speaking tour in September 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 »

Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration officially opens
See highlights from our official opening 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 »

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 »

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