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Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

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Eight big moments from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

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Gilles Gagnier, publisher of Canadian Geographic, at the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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10 awesome things that happened at the 2016 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Celebrating new partnerships, milestone anniversaries and a bird for Canadians on geography's biggest night

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows 2019

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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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Honorary Fellowship: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Society has chosen to award Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister with an Honorary Fellowship for his passionate commitment to our environment

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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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Featured Fellow: Karsten Heuer

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Featured Fellow: Élisabeth Nadeau

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Featured Fellow: Shelagh Grant

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger at home in her garden in Merrickville, Ont

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Featured Fellow: Diana Beresford-Kroeger

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Featured Fellow: Gavin Fitch

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Actor Jared Harris awarded RCGS’ Louie Kamookak Medal

Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 

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Talking Apple TV+’s new series Foundation with RCGS medalist Jared Harris

Ahead of the series finale, we caught up with Louie Kamookak Medal recipient Jared Harris to discuss his role as Hari Seldon on Apple TV+’s hit new series Foundation

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Survey finds Canadians support limiting human activity to save endangered species — up to a point

Biologists wanted to know what Canadians would be willing to sacrifice in the name of conservation

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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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Geography’s new groove: Celebrating 90 years of the RCGS

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Roots Canada to produce limited edition jackets featuring the expedition patches of notable explorers.

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Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

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Featured Fellow: Michael Gervers

The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 

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RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Alex Trebek and John Geiger at the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Celebrating 25 years of the Canadian Geographic Challenge with Alex Trebek

Fellows, explorers and past Challenge champions gathered at 50 Sussex to honour Alex Trebek and launch this year's Challenge

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces new Vice-Patron

Distinguished cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal since 1995, joins the Society in honorary position

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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visits the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Society’s headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive played host to HRH on the second day of his Platinum Jubilee tour of Canada

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Governor General Mary Simon named Patron of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Her Excellency maintains a tradition of vice regal patronage that extends back to 1929 with the Society’s founding Patron The Rt. Hon. Viscount Willingdon

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Exploration

Meet the Canadian explorer who just completed the Seven Summits

Laval St. Germain summited Antarctica’s Mount Vinson on Dec. 31, meaning he has now climbed the highest peaks on every continent

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Shark tag finds its way home

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

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Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Every day is Halloween for these eerie insects

Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival

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Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Kids

London, Ont., student crowned Canadian Geographic Challenge champion

Grade 10 student Ben Woodward took home the nation’s top geography prize 

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Can Geo Education teacher receives national teaching award

Janet Ruest has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence

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Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General.

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Mary Simon appointed Governor General of Canada

Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to assume the role

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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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Beloved author and RCGS Fellow Margaret Atwood honoured with a stamp

Canada Post pays tribute to Canlit icon

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People & Culture

Five things you might not know about Acadia

National Acadian Day is celebrated in Canada each year on August 15

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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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History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

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Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Innovation

The final instalment in our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these seven explorers harnessed the power of technology — or invented their own — to break new ground

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Featured Fellow: Emily Choy

Arctic researcher receives prestigious 2020 L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship

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Bernard Voyer peers into a tent during his successful summit of Mount Everest in 1999

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Featured Fellow: Bernard Voyer

Where there’s snow, he’ll go

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Remembering internationally acclaimed researcher, RCGS Fellow Shelagh Dawn Grant

Grant was the first woman historian to receive the Northern Science Award

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Six amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to in summer 2019

From pulling drinking water out of desert air to riding with eagle hunters in Mongolia, see what just a few of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s more than 1,000 Fellows have been working on lately

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Alexandra Shackleton and Tim Jarvis at Ernest Shackleton’s gravesite on South Georgia Island

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Featured Fellow: Alexandra Shackleton

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Ernest Côté

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Featured Fellow: Ernest Côté

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Featured Fellow: Peter Suedfeld

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Featured Fellow: Ken McGoogan

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Astronauts attending the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Featured Fellow: Josée Kurtz

The Royal Canadian Navy commodore came from humble beginnings in Joliette, Que. to command a standing NATO group

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Featured Fellow: Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan's new book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, comes out this October

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Featured Fellow: Shelley Wright

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Featured Fellow: Milbry Polk

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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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10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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RCGS, Royal Scottish Geographical Society sign a trans-Atlantic MOU

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Interview with Margaret Atwood

We caught up with Margaret Atwood at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2015 College of Fellows Annual Dinner to talk about Canada’s geography, climate change and how to get away with murder in the Arctic.

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People & Culture

Mt. Sasktachewan 2012 Part I: Stuck in a blizzard

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Remembering Ernest Côté

Ernest Côté, WW II veteran and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, died Wednesday night. He was 101.

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

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Medals and merits

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

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Geo-literacy

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‘Father of GIS’ passes away

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Remembering His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip is considered one of the first environmentalists

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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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John Smol is one of the world’s leading Arctic researchers

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The change makers: John Smol

The winner of the 2013 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research — the culmination of a career in biology that speaks for itself

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Dino discourse

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