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10 questions to test your geography knowledge

Posted by Sara Black on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Do you know the geological age of the dinosaur fossils found in Dinosaur Provincial Park?

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20 years old! It’s CG Education’s oldest program, so to celebrate we've combed through past quiz questions and compiled some of our favourites. For the next three weeks, until registration closes on March 1, we’re encouraging all Canadians to use these questions to test their own high school geography knowledge. And while you’re at it, tell the teachers in your life to register for what proves to be our most exciting Challenge yet!

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“We have it in our hands to shape the future,” says 2012 Massey Medal winner

Posted by Harry Wilson in Community on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Graeme Wynn at Nova Scotia's Blomidon Look-Off Provincial Park, which overlooks the Annapolis Valley. Wynn, who at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2014 College of Fellows Dinner will collect the Massey Medal that he was awarded in 2012, began his academic career in this part of the country. (Photo courtesy of Graeme Wynn)

It’s been two years since Graeme Wynn learned that he’d been awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2012 Massey Medal, in recognition of his outstanding career achievements in the fields of historical geography and environmental history. But a busy schedule meant the University of British Columbia geography professor hadn’t been able to personally receive the award until the society’s 2014 College of Fellows Dinner. Here, he talks about his career, his study of New Brunswick’s and New ...

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Honouring the 2014 Camsell Medal winners

Posted by Thomas Hall in Community on Monday, November 17, 2014

Chris Burn won the Camsell medal for his nearly two decades of work for The Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He began working with the Society when Iain Wallace, who was then chair of the society’s research and grants committee, asked Burn if he’d like to help (Wallace also won a Camsell award this year and is featured in the video above). He was eventually elected to the board of governors and finally served as vice-president of the society. Apart from his work with the society Burn is a professor ...

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10 surprising facts about Canadian geography

Posted by Aaron Kylie in Nature on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Sudbury impact crater in Ontario, Canada. The oval-shaped crater (which stretches diagonally across the image from bottom left to upper right) is Canada's largest known crater. (Photo: NASA WorldWind/Wikimedia Commons)

There are times when I speak and, based on the reactions of those around me, I feel very much like Cliff Clavin, the know-it-all barfly from the 1980-90s sitcom Cheers. You see, from the fall of 2013 through the winter of 2014, I researched and wrote a book called Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts & Figures (in stores now!), which boasts national superlatives in a number of categories, such as geography, weather, sports, pop culture, etc, etc.

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

Posted by Guest Blogger in Community on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Communal taxis, likes these troy troys in Ghana, are one of the most common forms of transportation in Africa. These crowded vehicles allow for easy transmission of illness. (Photo: Julie Smith)

By Julie Smith and Tyrone Burke

There has never been a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Ghana, but the fear that there will be soon is palpable in the streets Accra, its modern capital city. A taxi’s radio crackles out the text of a World Health Organization fact sheet on the disease verbatim. Hawkers wading into stopped traffic holding newspapers with the headline “Ebola Scare.”

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