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Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier

Canadian Geographic publisher and Royal Canadian Geographical Society COO Gilles Gagnier, 1969-2021

Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier
The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of our parent the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost suddenly at age 51.
Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, is presented the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Louie Kamookak Medal on July 29, 2021, by Society CEO John Geiger, Vice-President Wendy Cecil, Governor Janis Peleshok and Treasurer John Hovland. (Photo: Tom Sandler/Can Geo)

Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal
Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known

Para athlete Ben Brown maps the Western Loop - Harvest Moon Trailway in Wolfville, NS (Photo: Paul Darrow)

Phase One of Trans Canada Trail accessibility mapping project complete thanks to para athletic power
A woman dressed in fishing gear and a blue-green coat holds a fishing rod over her shoulders in a river

Demiesha Dennis is a voice to listen to on changing the narrative and landscape of the outdoors. (Photo: courtesy of Demiesha Dennis)

Photo: courtesy of Demiesha Dennis
Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series
four inuit women stand on the shore showcasing their tattoos

A family of two generations comes together to showcase their traditional tattoos. Left to right: Jacqueline Lafrance, Tammy Omilgoetok, Bessie Pihuak Omilgoetok and Geneviève Lafrance.

Photo: Denise Peterson
Inuit tattoos, or kakiniit, were once banned. Now they are worn with pride.
Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

Toronto City Council have voted to rename Dundas Street — one of many place name changes in Canada. (Photo: george socka/iStock)

Photo: george socka/iStock
The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces
Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

Peter Mansbridge at the Northwest Passage. (Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Can Geo)

Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Can Geo
The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage
An illustration of a rooftop farm

Illustration: Colin White

Illustration: Colin White
Already gaining steam before the pandemic, interest in urban farming — and hunger for hyper-local food — has soared. A look at three Canadian takes on the urban farming phenomenon
Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

Gurdeep Pandher (left) receives the Louie Kamookak Medal from RCGS CEO John Geiger (right). (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Can Geo
Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada
Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General.

Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General. She spoke about her new role during the press conference at the Canadian Museum of History. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to assume the role
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