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.

Shared interests: Norwegian ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen gives welcoming remarks at a symposium on Arctic Futures in Norway and Canada jointly hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Society at Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration on Nov. 23. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
The Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society teamed up for two days of talks on the future of the Arctic and the “blue economy” in Norway and Canada

Canlit icon Margaret Atwood has been honoured with a stamp by Canada Post. (Image: Canada Post)

Image: Canada Post
Canada Post pays tribute to Canlit icon

Clockwise from left: Kyle Enzoe, Sam Deranger, Valadee Lockhart and leader Terri Enzoe are part of Ni Hat’Ni Dene Rangers, an Indigenous Guardians program in Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. As part of the conservation program, the youth learn traditional Dene ways and monitor the health of the lake and its wildlife. (Photo: Pat Kane/Can Geo)

Photo: Pat Kane/Can Geo
Project will be led by Indigenous creatives and centre Indigenous people telling their own stories
The second annual virtual variety show celebrating Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society was a star-studded affair

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
Annual awards honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to Canada and the fields of geography, education, science and exploration

Foundation stars Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, a genius mathematician who predicts the inevitable downfall of the future Galactic Empire. (Photo courtesy Apple TV+)

Ahead of the series finale, we caught up with Louie Kamookak Medal recipient Jared Harris to discuss his role as Hari Seldon on Apple TV+’s hit new series Foundation
Two people portage canoes over a large rock

Guillaume Moreau and Philippe Voghel-Robert of Expédition AKOR portage a series of impressive rapids on the Meadowbank River, Nunavut. (Photo: Expédition AKOR)

Photo: Expédition AKOR
Expédition AKOR, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2021 Expedition of the Year, finished their 7,600-kilometre trek on Nov. 8
Cory Trépanier painting

Cory Trépanier perched at the mouth of Wilberforce Falls, Hood River, west of Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut, while painting one of the pieces from his Into the Arctic series more than a decade ago. (Photo: Max Attwood)

Photo: Max Attwood
The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021

Chief Perry Bellegarde, right, with RCGS CEO John Geiger and President Gavin Fitch at an event celebrating his appointment as Honorary President of the Society, held Nov. 4 at Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
Bellegarde’s appointment to the Society’s top honorary position is a further acknowledgment of the strong ties between the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Society
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