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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Canadian food designer Amanda Huynh shows off a piece of her exhibit, Diasporic Dumplings.

Canadian food designer Amanda Huynh shows off a piece of her exhibit, Diasporic Dumplings. (Photo: Dexter McMillan/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dexter McMillan/Canadian Geographic
Currently in Ottawa, the “Edible Futures” exhibit explores the future of food production and consumption through art
Woodcut of Pierre-Esprit Radisson next to cover of Mark Bourrie's book "Bush Runner"

Images courtesy Biblioasis

Images courtesy Biblioasis
In his new book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Mark Bourrie examines the larger-than-life legacy of the French-Canadian fur trader 
Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture

Inuit artist Bart Hanna (in yellow tie) talks about his sculpture Sedna, which he unveiled during a ceremony on Parliament Hill on April 8, 2019, as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory. (Photo: House of Commons)

Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture
An interview with Inuit artist Bart Hanna, whose sculpture of the Inuit sea goddess has been unveiled on Parliament Hill as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory
Empty indoor mall with closed stores

Instead of waiting for suburban shopping malls to fail as they have in parts of the United States, developers and urban planners in Canada are encouraging their redevelopment into mixed-use spaces. (Photo: J M/Flickr)

Photo: J M/Flickr
As cities grapple with the challenge of redeveloping their first suburbs, malls could become the community spaces they were originally intended to be
George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

George Jacob, President and CEO of San Francisco’s Bay Ecotarium, has been awarded the Louie Kamookak Medal of the RCGS. (Left: Bay Ecotarium; right: RCGS)

Photos: (left) RCGS; (right) Bay Ecotarium
Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco
Sylvia Maracle at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres main office in Toronto

Sylvia Maracle, head of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, wants to help correct the common misconception that all Indigenous Peoples only live in remote communities or on reserves. (Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic
Sylvia Maracle, executive director of the federation, discusses the organization’s past successes and challenging future ahead
Floe edge polar bear, Nunavut

A polar bear on the sea ice close to the floe edge at Button Point, on the southeast corner of Bylot Island, Nunavut. (Photo: Françoise Gervais/Arctic Kingdom)

Photo: Françoise Gervais/Arctic Kingdom
Welcome to the sinaaq, or floe edge, where landfast ice meets open Arctic Ocean and species thrive
David Saint-Jacques International Space Station

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques looks through a window in the cupola of the International Space Station. (Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA)

Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA
The Canadian astronaut shares insights into life in zero-gravity as he orbits the planet aboard the International Space Station
Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Aili Keskitalo, the president of the Sami Parliament of Norway, speaks at the "State of the Arctic" session at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. (Photo: Terje Mortensen/Arctic Frontiers 2019)

Arctic Frontiers conference 2019
The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda
A painting of Alex Trebek

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic
Messages of support have been pouring in for the beloved television personality and Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
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