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Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

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Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

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Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final

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Team Canada International Geography Olympiad 2018

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Young Canadian geographers win five medals at International Geography Olympiad

Team Canada claimed two silver and three bronze medals at the global geography competition held in Quebec City

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Canadian students to compete in 2018 International Geography Olympiad

This will be the first time Canada has entered a team into the competition, which is being hosted in Quebec City next August

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Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward in Hong Kong

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Canadian high school students capture gold and silver at international geography competition

Team Canada picked up three medals at the 16th International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong

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10 surprising facts about Canadian geography

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Jill Heinerth documenting shipwrecks in Newfoundland.

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Jill Heinerth on Canada’s underwater geography

Jill Heinerth, diver extraordinaire, talks about the glory of Canada's underwater geography

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How Haida Gwaii’s unique geography helped the Indigenous struggle for independence

In The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, award-winning journalist Mark Dowie explores Haida Gwaii and the people who call it home. Below is an excerpt from the book. 

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Geography word of the week: Orogeny

Can you guess what 'orogeny' mean? Learn about our latest geography word of the week now!

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

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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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Wade Davis, Alex Trebek, Justin Trudeau, John Geiger 50 Sussex official opening

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Five awesome things that happened at the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration

It was an evening of emotional tributes and reflection on what it means to be Canadian

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The geography of the NHL realignment

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Geography word of the week: photogrammetry

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Jacob Burnley, Spencer Zhao and Kyle Richardson represented Canada at the National Geographic World Championship

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Team Canada’s showdown in St. Petersburg 

The behind-the-scenes story of how Team Canada captured the silver medal in a thrilling tiebreaker at the 2013 National Geographic World Championship

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Meet the finalists of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

From June 3 to 5, these 20 young geographers will vie for the title of National Champion in Ottawa

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Giant floor maps on display in celebration of Geography Awareness Week

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Slide showing photos of the members of the 2021 iGeo Team Canada and their coaches

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Team Canada nabs four medals at 2021 International Geography Olympiad

Each of the four members of Team Canada walked away with a medal following a tough virtual competition

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Can Geo Education’s four giant floor maps on display in Ottawa last November.

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Giant floor maps on display for Geography Awareness Week

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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

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Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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Lost on a map

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3 tiled maps to help students learn geography

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Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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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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Calgary teen wins 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Alex Trebek presents winners of 20th Canadian Geographic Challenge

A grade 10 student from Calgary, Alberta has been crowned Canada’s newest geography champion.

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The Great Canadian Geography Challenge

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Jacob Burnley, from Nanaimo, B.C., placed second in this year’s Great Canadian Geography Challenge

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With a little help from their friends

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10 questions to test your geography knowledge

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20! To celebrate we’ve compiled a list of our favourite past quiz questions. Can you answer them correctly?

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While much of CBC's Arctic Air was shot in Vancouver, the crew went to Yellowknife as well, authentically capturing the north’s landscapes, wildlife and people. (Courtesy Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd./Kharen Hill and Ed Araquel)

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9 TV shows that highlight Canadian geography

From Arctic Air to the Littlest Hobo, here are the shows that unintentionally taught us about Canada

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Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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Alberta geography professor wins RCGS’ Massey Medal

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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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Geography Gifts 101

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Canadian MP reflects on experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir reflects on his experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge.

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Ebola’s evolving geography: Why this year’s outbreak has spread further than ever before

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Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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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Alex Trebek stands on a lawn with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society headquarters in the background

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Alex Trebek and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in photos

A collection of photos showcase Alex Trebek's contributions to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society during his life

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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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A new home for the RCGS: 50 Sussex

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration

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Geography word of the week: Palimpsest

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Explorer and patron of geography receives Gold Medal

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Five documentaries that highlight geography at Hot Docs

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Geography word of the week: Geoglyph

Have you ever seen one of these large sculptured 'land pictures'?

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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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Featured Fellow: Wendy Cecil

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2013 Geographic Literacy Award winner: Anne Smith Mansfield

For making significant contributions to geographic literacy in Canada

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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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Photo exhibit examines Canadian transportation geography

Transportation has a huge impact on daily life, and yet most people overlook its influence. This photo exhibit examines that relationship.

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Geographers create action plan for geographic education in Canada

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Geography word of the week: butte

Buttes are common across western Canada and the United States.

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Geography Word of the Week: Niphablepsia

Niphablepsia is caused when the sun’s UV rays reflecting off snow burn the cornea.

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Geography word of the week: Unconformity

Unconformity: An interruption between layers of rock, in which the upper layer is much younger (even by more than a billion years) than the lower layer.

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Geography word of the week: Gelifraction

Also know as frost shattering, frost wedging or congelifraction, gelifraction is the mechanical fracturing of rock caused by repeated freezing and thawing cycles.

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Geography word of the week: Polynya

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Geography word of the week: Pahoehoe

Learn the meaning of pahoehoe

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7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Students explore the historical geography of St. John’s Ward

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Geography word of the week: Arroyo

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Geography word of the week: kame

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Frank Island near Tofino, B.C.

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Geography word of the week: tombolo

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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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Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

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A special message from Alex Trebek

There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 

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Representing Canada’s geography on the new $5 bill

With eight names on the slate for the new bill, what geographical features should make the shortlist?

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Geography word of the week: williwaw

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

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Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

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Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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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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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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