• Photo courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The crew from Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier (top) received The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Erebus Medal in a ceremony in Sidney, B.C., in March. The medal, a special one-time honour, has gone to representatives from all organizations that participated in the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.

In April, RCGS CEO John Geiger also presented the medal to Leona Aglukkaq, minister of the environment, citing her part in the organization and execution of the expedition.