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Canadian neuroscientist to embark on Antarctic leadership expedition

Dr. Catherine Sorbara is the sole Canadian participating in Homeward Bound 2018, an annual three-week-long expedition in Antarctica aimed at bolstering women leaders in STEMM

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Environment

The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Canadian NGO leader Nicole Rycoft on her Climate Breakthrough Award

The founder of Canopy speaks about winning this prestigious award

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People & Culture

Janet Ruest wins Innovation in Geography Teaching Award

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People & Culture

Canadian diving luminary receives underwater exploration award

Joe MacInnis just became the fourth person ever to receive the William Beebe Award for exceptional contributions to underwater exploration from the New York City-based Explorers Club

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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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People & Culture

Edward Burtynsky discusses new installation: In the Wake of Progress

Featured in the heart of downtown Toronto, this larger-than-life art installation tells the story of humanity’s impact on the planet 

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History

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Travel

Nighttime view of Ottawa's ByWard Market from the Andaz Ottawa

Travel

Meet me at the Andaz

The Hyatt brand's first Canadian location, in Ottawa's iconic ByWard Market, is designed to reflect the capital's ethos as a gathering place for all Canadians

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Travel

Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Travel

Foraging for local food on P.E.I.

A taste tour of the province celebrating its best fare

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An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

Travel

The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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Toronto, Toronto Islands, Ontario, Lake Ontario, beaches, Billy Bishop Airport, ferry, docks

Travel

Toronto Island escapes

10 ways to enjoy Toronto Island Park, which reopens today

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2019 Indspire award winners group photo

People & Culture

Meet the winners of the 2019 Indspire Awards

Twelve Indigenous people honoured for their extraordinary work across Canada

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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North Atlantic Right whale undergoes necropsy on shores of P.E.I

Wildlife

Experts investigate recent deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales

The deaths are a major blow to the vulnerable population, which is estimated at around 500 individuals

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Amanda Vincent

Wildlife

Amanda Vincent on saving seahorses — and all they represent

The award-winning marine conservationist shares her passion for seahorses and marine life by encouraging young minds to save tomorrow’s oceans

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Jill Heinerth as a young girl and now

Exploration

How to explore like a girl

With her new book, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, due out next month, world-renowned cave diver and inaugural RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth reflects on what set her on her path 

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Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Environment

Severn Cullis-Suzuki on a path forward for the environment

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The new executive director of the David Suzuki Foundation discusses her viral moment as a young environmental activist and the link between language and stewardship of the land

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He's bruised and battered, but is Captain Francis Crozier (played by Jared Harris) beyond all hope in the tenth and final episode of The Terror? (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

People & Culture

“The Terror” recap: Episode 10 – Season Finale

Our experts wrap up their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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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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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Karsten Heuer

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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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Mapping

Canadian mapmakers celebrate wins at international map design competition

Four Canadian map entries have been recognized by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society in the 2020 Map Design Competition

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History

Captain’s log: Captain Noon shares his first report from the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

Introductory insights into the Canadian Coast Guard’s role in the search area

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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Science & Tech

Canadian researchers awarded top science prize

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Environment

Fiction and conservation can go hand-in-hand

Works of fiction can be the starting point for much-needed conversations about sustainable solutions to complex issues

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polar bear cub wapusk national park

Environment

Canadian photographer wins international award for heartwarming image

Daisy Gilardini was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in the Nature’s Best Photography for her image featuring a mother polar bear with cubs

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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People & Culture

2013 Innovation in Geography Teaching Award winner : Andrew Young

For an educator who has gone above and beyond their job description to further geographic literacy

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People & Culture

The 2015 RCGS honourees

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People & Culture

7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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People & Culture

Award-winning photographer shares tips on capturing wildlife and landscape scenery

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Edward Burtynsky

People & Culture

The change makers: Edward Burtynsky

The renowned landscape photographer on his latest project, Water.

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People & Culture

2013 Geographic Literacy Award winner: Anne Smith Mansfield

For making significant contributions to geographic literacy in Canada

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Cover photo: Larry Towell

People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: Award-winning cover

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People & Culture

2013 3M Environmental Innovation Award winner: Jeff Golfman

For outstanding individuals who have provided innovative solutions that protect, restore or preserve the environment

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People & Culture

Life aboard a modern-day Viking ship: A Q&A with a Canadian sailor

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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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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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People & Culture

Can Geo Films documentary Returning Home to premiere at Canadian film festivals

Returning Home is the first feature-length documentary from director Sean Stiller and Canadian Geographic Films

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People & Culture

Remembering Alex Trebek

While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education

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A photo of the author side by side with the cover of his book

People & Culture

Excerpt from Captain Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

Captain Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes seeks to provide a fresh view on Cook's legacy from a North American perspective.

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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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James Boxall

People & Culture

‘Space and place’ literacy

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Reenactment of Confederation in front of the provincial parliament building in Charlottetown

History

Confederation’s 150th Anniversary

Celebrate Canada’s birth where it all began

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History

Searching for sternwheelers

Klondike-era sternwheelers once ferried prospectors to potential riches. Now the rush is on to locate the ships’ crumbling remains

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