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Posts tagged with ‘geography’ (156)


And then they swam: Two men, one rare disease and the first unsupported rowboat crossing of the Indian Ocean


Posted by Tyrone Burke in Travel on Thursday, March 5, 2015



James Adair (Photo: courtesy Ben Finney)

Just weeks earlier, James Adair had been a normal teenager now he was lying flat in a hospital bed, completely paralyzed. Adair could not see, breathe or move, but he was fully conscious, aware and presumably terrified. Like most sufferers of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Adair lived to tell the tale, albeit with lasting paralysis in his feet.  Unlike the others, Adair became one of the first people to row unsupported across the Indian Ocean.

Australia to Mauritius. 5,600 km. Two men, one rowboat, ...

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Global geography trivia


Posted by Sara Black in Mapping on Tuesday, February 24, 2015



In what country are the Carpathian mountains located? (Photo: JøMa/Wikimedia Commons)

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. So, 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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Geography lingo to impress your friends


Posted by Sara Black in Mapping on Tuesday, February 17, 2015



When studying lakes, what is a Secchi disc used to measure? (Photo: Wing-Chi Poon/Wikimedia Commons)

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. So, 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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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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