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Canadian Geographic Education creates classroom materials, runs programs and works with teachers to raise geographic literacy and spark a lifelong curiosity about Canada among the country’s students.

Randall Wilkie, left, is the recipient of this year’s Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy, while Margaret Leland, right, received the inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education.

Two Canadian educators are recognized for their outstanding contributions to geography education as part of the Society's annual Fellows Show
Ontario geography teacher in Aurora

David Joiner can find a way to connect anything to the geography discipline, whether that's outdoor education or family history, and helps his students understand how geography plays a role in their everyday lives. (Photo: David Joiner)

Photo credit: David Joiner
Ontario teacher showcases geography to students through mapping out family history
Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

The Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education, designed by Susan Taylor, was unveiled at a gathering in Gagnier’s memory on Sept. 23. (Photo: Kendra Thompson/Can Geo)

Photo: Kendra Thompson/Can Geo
The inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education will be presented to an outstanding educator this fall
Geography teacher

For Ewan Geddes, GIS is an integral part of his classroom. In PD workshops, Geddes encourages other teachers to give it a try by emphasizing that GIS is a tool to explore geography and that it is okay to be learning the software alongside their students as it it can be a collaborative learning experience. (Photo: Ewan Geddes)

Photo credit: Ewan Geddes
Ontario teacher promotes the power of GIS technology in the classroom and beyond
Slide showing photos of the members of the 2021 iGeo Team Canada and their coaches

The students and coaches who represented Canada at the 2021 International Geography Olympiad, which took place virtually from August 10-16.

Each of the four members of Team Canada walked away with a medal following a tough virtual competition
First Peoples' Interactive Map

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.
The 18-layer First Peoples' map of BC focuses on language, art and heritage 
Four high school geography students prepare to represent Canada in a virtual global geography competition
Toronto photography teacher
Photo credit: Colin O'Connor
Teacher shares students' photo series reflecting their pandemic experience in Toronto, Ont.
Teacher stands with his students in front of a green wall they've created for the Energy and Environmental Innovation program at the Career and Technology Centre in Calgary

Adam Robb stands with Lauren Elliott (co-teacher) and a group of students (Faline Darling, Claire Storrow, Neha Pattar and Abby Storrowand) studying energy issues in Alberta – ready to attend the Gener8 Summit in Canmore, Alta. (Photo: Adam Robb)

(Photo: Adam Robb)
Alberta teacher encourages students to take on projects that have a real-world impact on their community
Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

Melvin Whiteway, a Matheson Island fisherman, rises early for the best catch, despite dwindling numbers of fish and other fishermen. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)
Anishinaabe/Cree filmmaker Kevin Settee centres four short docs around the ingenuity and resilience of communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg 
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