About "COVID-19"

A collection of our reporting on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic
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. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many provincial and territorial governments to rightly cancel the 2020 summer camp season. (Photo: Scouts Canada)

Photo: Scouts Canada
The loss of their summer camp experience this year will be hard for some kids, but parents can help by encouraging outdoor play time
polar bear mother and her young cub

During their overwintering in Svalbard, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby observed a polar bear mother and her young cub. (Photo: Hearts in the Ice)

Photo: Hearts in the Ice
Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

Local Food Manitoulin member Cody Leeson, Child Nutrition Coordinator with Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, works with a student from Lakeview School in the M’Chigeeng First Nation community garden. (Photo: Robert Maxwell)

Photo: Robert Maxwell
Gardeners dig into a history of resilience to feed people during COVID-19
Climate strike Victoria BC

Students demonstrate outside the B.C. legislature in Victoria during a school strike for action on climate change in 2019. (Photo: Jack Adamson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Jack Adamson/Can Geo Photo Club
David Boyd, a Canadian environmental lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, reveals how recognizing the human right to a healthy environment can spur positive action for the planet
Cyclist prepares to cross bridge

A cyclist prepares to cross the Humber Bay Arch Bridge in Toronto. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada, many cities have moved to add space for safe outdoor recreation. (Photo: Jonathan Dakin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Cyclist prepares to cross bridge
Six urban planning experts share their views on municipal actions during COVID-19
A northern cardinal in a tree

Attracting a range of birds to your yard is easy with a few simple and inexpensive modifications. (Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club
You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips
Arctic lichen

One example of the lichen POLAR researcher Ian Hogg monitors using probes and satellite images. (Photo: POLAR)

Photo: POLAR
With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

David Walter-Toews' updated book expands to take an interdisciplinary look at the transmission of diseases. (Photo: Jennifer Firestone)

(Photo: Jennifer Firestone)
David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus
Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

A tornado touches down in Gatineau, Que. on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 
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