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Louie Kamookak during a visit to the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

People & Culture

Remembering Louie Kamookak

Author Kenn Harper pays tribute to the life, legacy and work of his fellow historian

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Kids

Articles

Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

People & Culture

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon receives Louie Kamookak Medal

Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada

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Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

People & Culture

A tribute to Louie Kamookak’s life and legacy

“His life’s work held true:” Leona Aglukkaq, former Minister of Environment and Parks Canada, on the admired Inuit oral historian

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Johnny Issaluk, Jared Harris, John Geiger

People & Culture

Actor Jared Harris awarded RCGS’ Louie Kamookak Medal

Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 

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An image of Canada's new Polar Medal.

People & Culture

Governor General announces new Polar Medal

A new honour, called the Polar Medal, was announced by the Governor General as a way to celebrate Canada’s Northern heritage

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Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

People & Culture

Louie Kamookak, oral history and the Franklin expedition

Alanna Mitchell, co-author of Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus, reflects on the renowned historian

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People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal

Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco

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Coeur de pirate (Béatrice Martin) performs at the RCGS' Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Canada gala in Toronto

People & Culture

Singer-songwriter Cœur de pirate honoured with RCGS medal

Quebec’s Béatrice Martin — better known by her stage name, Cœur de pirate — was recognized for her contributions to the Society and Canada's cultural landscape

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portrait of Adrienne Clarkson

People & Culture

Adrienne Clarkson awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Gold Medal

The former governor general of Canada recieved the award at a ceremony in Toronto March 26

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Science & Tech

Lumpy planet

A new satellite system makes measuring landscape heights more accurate

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History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 8

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

Places

Chris Cran’s EXPLORE exhibit opens at 50 Sussex

A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection

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Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Places

RCGS launches 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex

Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen

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Steve blasco massey medal

People & Culture

Nominations open for RCGS Massey Medal

Award recognizes exemplary work in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada. Nomination deadline is January 15th, 2017.

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People & Culture

Leona Aglukkaq receives Erebus Medal

Leona Aglukkaq receives Erebus Medal for her contribution to the Franklin find.

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People & Culture

7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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People & Culture

The 2015 RCGS honourees

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People & Culture

Coast Guard awarded Erebus medals for role in Franklin find

The Canadian Coast Guard has been officially recognized for the role they played in the discovery of the HMS Erebus.

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People & Culture

John Turner awarded RCGS Gold Medal

Canada’s 17th prime minister was recognized for his distinguished parliamentary career and public service, and for his contribution to the advancement of Canadian geography

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People & Culture

Jacob Verhoef receives Gold medal for mapping oceans

Jacob Verhoef on the work that won him this year's RCGS Gold Medal

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People & Culture

Gold Medal presented to former Prime Minister Paul Martin

The 21st Prime Minister of Canada received the award in recognition of his distinguished career in public service and dedication to reconciliation efforts

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Dr. Jane Goodall speaking at 50 Sussex

People & Culture

Dr. Jane Goodall honoured with RCGS Gold Medal

The legendary primatologist expressed her gratitude and happiness the chimpanzee way

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People & Culture

Louise Maffett awarded Camsell medal

Louise Maffett has been awarded a Camsell medal for her service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Some of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

People & Culture

Medals and merits

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People & Culture

Expedition explores Aboriginal knowledge of Franklin ships

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People & Culture

Erebus Medal

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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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John Geiger, Brian May, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Wendy Cecil backstage at the Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2019

People & Culture

Queen’s Brian May receives RCGS medal in Toronto

The rock legend, space scientist and author honoured for outstanding contributions to cultural and physical geography

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People & Culture

Alberta geography professor wins RCGS’ Massey Medal

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David Attenborough with RCGS President Gavin Fitch

People & Culture

Sir David Attenborough awarded Gold Medal by RCGS

Broadcasting legend honoured at Canada House in London, U.K. for lifelong contributions to advancing public awareness of geography

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People & Culture

RCGS awards Bernier medal to Arctic painter Cory Trépanier

Trépanier was presented with the medal at the launch of his new book Into the Arctic: Painting Canada’s Changing North

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Photo of Brian Osborne and Gisele Jacob

People & Culture

Brian Osborne awarded Massey Medal

Queen's University professor emeritus Brian Osborne recognized for outstanding career achievements in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada

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People & Culture

2013 Camsell Medal Winner: Sir Christopher Ondaatje

For outstanding service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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People & Culture

2013 Martin Bergmann Medal winner: David Hik

For excellence in Arctic leadership and science, and in honour of the late Arctic expert Martin Bergmann, facilitator and inspiration to scientists, business leaders, innovators and explorers

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People & Culture

Bruce Amos awarded Camsell medal

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Massey Medal

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Steve Blasco awarded 2016 Massey Medal

Geophysicist Steve Blasco was awarded a Massey Medal for outstanding career achievements related to Canada’s geography

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David Morrison, Canadian Museum of History, Massey Medal, RCGS

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Canadian Museum of History’s Dr. David Morrison awarded the RCGS Massey Medal

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People & Culture

Explorer and patron of geography receives Gold Medal

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David Ley

People & Culture

2013 Massey Medals

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People & Culture

“We have it in our hands to shape the future,” says 2012 Massey Medal winner

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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winner: Michael Palin

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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People & Culture

2013 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration winner: Jill Heinerth

For singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer or a non-Canadian for exploratory achievements within Canada

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Left to right: Alberta Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell, Derald Smith (with his Massey Medal), Nancy Smith and Linda Ethell

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Massey Medal winner’s lasting legacy

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2016 Massey medallist

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2013 Gold Medal winner: Robert Bateman

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows 2019

People & Culture

Inside the RCGS’ star-studded 90th anniversary celebration

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2019 College of Fellows Annual Dinner was also a celebration of the organization’s achievements over the past nine decades — and of the best in geography and exploration

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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winners: NRCAN, Mapping Information Branch

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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People & Culture

2013 Massey Medal winner: David Ley

For outstanding career achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada

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People & Culture

Chief Perry Bellegarde named Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Bellegarde’s appointment to the Society’s top honorary position is a further acknowledgment of the strong ties between the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Society

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Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

People & Culture

Geographic education award renamed in honour of Gilles Gagnier

The inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education will be presented to an outstanding educator this fall

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Inuit historians that helped search for Sir John Franklin

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

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People & Culture

World traveller Michael Palin receives RCGS Gold

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Penny Oleksiak hugs Simone Manuel

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Penny Oleksiak wins Olympic gold

The young swimmer has inspired legions of fans with her performance in Rio

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People & Culture

RCGS celebrates launch of Franklin’s Lost Ship in Toronto

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg appointed to Order of Canada

Valberg was recognized for her photography and philanthropy raising awareness of Canada’s North

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People & Culture

Chief Perry Bellegarde on the treaty relationship

“For Indigenous Peoples, the treaties are still very much alive”

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Robert Bateman

People & Culture

Bateman, Kourounis set for Fellows Dinner

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Alex Trebek, Jeopardy, Canada Day, RCGS, Society, award

People & Culture

Alex Trebek named an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday

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People & Culture

An important message from the Governor General

The tradition of viceregal patronage with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society dates back to 1929

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Jan Morris at coast

People & Culture

Remembering Jan Morris, distinguished writer, historian and trans trailblazer

Canadian Geographic looks back on the life of the 2020 Royal Canadian Geographical Society recipient of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal

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A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull

People & Culture

The authors of Franklin’s Lost Ships discuss the book

An interview with John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell

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Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition

People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from September

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People & Culture

RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

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People & Culture

Roberta Bondar on her new role as Honorary Vice-President of the RCGS

The astronaut, neurologist and landscape photographer now has another title to add to her impressive resume

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