About "RCGS"

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, and one of the largest non-profit educational organizations in the nation.

John Geiger, rcgs, CEO, University of Calgary, honorary degree

John Geiger (pictured in Canada’s central Arctic in 2014, during the successful Parks Canada-led Victoria Strait Expedition to locate British explorer John Franklin’s lost ships), has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Calgary. (Photo: Nick Walker/RCGS)

Photo: Nick Walker/RCGS
The bestselling author and RCGS CEO has been given the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
chef Ned Bell

Ned Bell is the executive chef at Ocean Wise, a conservation program focused on making sustainable seafood more accessible. (Photo: Meighan Makarchuk)

Photo: Meighan Makarchuk
Bell is the special guest at the upcoming Vancouver GeoGala, an ocean conservation-themed fundraiser for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Nikon Canada and the RCGS join forces as Official Photography Partners. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers
Princess Anne

John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS, presents Princess Anne with an RCGS Fellows neck badge in St. James's Palace today in London. The badge denotes the Princess Royal's status as an Honorary Fellow of the RCGS. (Photo: royal.uk)

John Geiger and Princess Anne
Royal Family member welcomed into the society at a special presentation in London  
Wade Davis, Alex Trebek, Justin Trudeau, John Geiger 50 Sussex official opening

Left to right: Wade Davis, Alex Trebek, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger unveil a plaque commemorating the official opening of Canada‘s Centre for Geography and Exploration on May 13, 2019. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
It was an evening of emotional tributes and reflection on what it means to be Canadian
Alex Trebek gives his remarks on stage at the official opening event of 50 Sussex

Alex Trebek addresses the audience at the official opening of 50 Sussex, Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, in Ottawa on May 13. (Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic
The Society honoured the Jeopardy! host's tireless support of geographic education in Canada by renaming one of its most prestigious awards
Roberta Bondar with camera on Banks Island

Dr. Roberta Bondar, seen here with camera on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic, has been invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the nation. (Photo courtesy Roberta Bondar)

Photo courtesy Roberta Bondar
The highest level within the Order of Canada recognizes national pre-eminence or achievement 
Flight of the Highlanders, settlement, Canada, Scotland, Scottish, Manitoba, Metis

Ken McGoogan’s new book encompasses both the eviction of Scots from their homelands and their efforts to settle in pre-Confederation Canada. “Summer View in the environs of the Company Fort Douglas on the Red River,” by artist Peter Rindisbacher, depicts the early years of the Manitoba settlement, but cannot evoke the extreme hardship and conflict that defined the experience. (Left: HarperCollins; right: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1988-250-37)

Left: HarperCollins; right: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1988-250-37
A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada
Phil Lind headshot with book cover of "right hand man"

Phil Lind was the “abominable no man” to Canadian business legend Ted Rogers, but together they built a multi-billion-dollar telecommunications empire — a story Lind recounts in his 2018 memoir. (Photos courtesy Rogers Communications)

Photos courtesy Rogers Communications
The vice-chairman of Rogers Communications on his memoir, the changing telecom landscape and his relationship with a Canadian business legend
Upper Wind River

A stretch of the upper Wind River, at the northern reach of the Mackenzie Mountains. David McGuffin, Graham McGuffin and Terry Camsell paddled this route during their voyage through the Peel River watershed. (Photo: David McGuffin)

Photo: David McGuffin
We came to retrace an ancestor’s 1905 map-making expedition of the Peel River watershed. We left with a new-found appreciation of what this ancient land means to the people who live there. 
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