About "RCGS"

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, and one of the largest non-profit educational organizations in the nation.

Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer
University of Toronto, Meric Gertler, Fellow, RCGS

Meric Gertler has been president of the University of Toronto since 2013. (Photo: Lisa Sakulensky/University of Toronto)

Photo: Lisa Sakulensky/University of Toronto
The University of Toronto president is a world leader in urban theory and the geography of innovation, creativity and culture in city centres
RCGS Fellows

RCGS Fellows Russell Clark (pictured) and Trisha Stovel recently launched Beneath BC, an online project aimed at making underwater B.C., and eventually all of Canada, better known to Canadians. Read on to see what a few of the Society’s other Fellows are working on this year. (Photo: Russell Clark)

(Photo: Russel Clarke)
From documenting rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia to sonar-scanning B.C. waters for steam-era shipwrecks, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018
"sump" in Bisaro Anima

A "sump" — an underground channel filled to the roof with water — discovered in the Bisaro Anima cave during a previous expedition in October 2017. On January 1, 2018, caver Kathleen Graham was able to explore the sump in scuba gear and confirm Bisaro Anima as the deepest cave in Canada. (Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project)

Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project
At 670 metres, Bisaro Anima near Fernie, B.C. is confirmed to be Canada's deepest cave
Coeur de Pirate, photo by Maxym G. Delisle

The RCGS's first fundraising gala of 2018 will feature an exclusive live performance from Québécois singer Coeur de pirate. (Photo: Maxym G. Delisle)

Photo: Maxym G. Delisle
Tickets for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s first gala event of 2018 are on sale now

Photo courtesy Bill Lishman

Photo courtesy Bill Lishman
Fly away home, Father Goose
RSGS, RCGS, Society, Scotland, geography, education, MOU

Signing the MOU at the RCGS’s 50 Sussex headquarters, in Ottawa. Left to right: RSGS CEO Mike Robinson and Chair Roger Crofts, RCGS President Gavin Fitch and CEO John Geiger. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

(Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)
science, arctic, whale

The dorsal fin of an adult humpback whale is satellite tagged to transmit the whale’s position and behaviour for approximately one month, part of Ari Friedlander's research supported by One Ocean Expeditions. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
Andrew Prossin, managing director of the Canadian expedition cruise operator, discusses polar science, the Victoria Strait Expedition and more 
Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic
Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM
Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
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