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Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic
Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM
Canada Science and Technology Museum

The facade of the renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, which boasts an 111-square-metre LED canopy projection screen that will feature themed programming. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Canada Science and Technology Museum
After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
Mark Kristmanson and John Geiger cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex

Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission, and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex Drive, the Geography and Exploration Pavilion, in Ottawa on June 28, 2017. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society play host to a National Capital Commission exhibition and a new work by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier 
dignitaries unveil new wayfinding signage for the great trail at 50 Sussex

Dignitaries unveil wayfinding signage for The Great Trail at an event celebrating a new Ottawa trail spur at 50 Sussex Drive June 16. Left to right: Great Trail CEO Deborah Apps, MPP Nathalie Desrosiers, Great Trail Chair Paul LaBarge, Minister Responsible for Parks Canada Catherine McKenna, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, RCGS CEO John Geiger, MPP Yasir Naqvi, Algonquin Elder Kathleen Deschenes-Cayer from Kitigan Zibi. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Some 22,000 kilometres of cross-Canada trail is now complete, with more to come by end of 2017 
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, RCGS, 50 Sussex Dr., Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Inuit, First Nations, Métis

Partners in the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada project outside 50 Sussex Dr. Left to right: Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Marc LeClair of the Métis National Council; Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of Indspire; John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS; Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan. (Photo: Matt Zambonin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Matt Zambonin/Canadian Geographic
Ambitious multi-platform, Indigenous-led project will be a tool for education and reconciliation 
Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

Alex Janvier, pictured here at his home studio in Cold Lake, Alta. (Photo: Amber Bracken/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Amber Bracken/Canadian Geographic
Celebrated Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's new work is a circular mural inspired by the traditional lunar calendar. Here's how it came to be.
Canada Embassy of Norway Royal Canadian Geographical Society Roald Amundsen

Left: Cloth-bound editions of a new English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diary on display at a celebration co-hosted by the Embassy of Norway and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Right: Norway’s Ambassador to Canada Anne Kari Ovind with RCGS CEO John Geiger. (Photos: Nick Walker/Lindsay Ralph/Canadian Geographic)

Photos: Nick Walker/Lindsay Ralph/Canadian Geographic
The Embassy of Norway has gifted Canada with the first English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diaries, reaffirming a shared polar past and future 
Mark Kristmanson, Alex Trebek, Andrew Leslie and John Geiger at the 50 Sussex announcement

Left to right: Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission; Jeopardy! host and honourary RCGS president Alex Trebek; L. Gen (Ret'd) Andrew Leslie, MP for Orléans and Chief Government Whip; and John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS celebrate the announcement that 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa will become Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic
A defense of modern cartography, a northern map tour kickoff, and a new home for geography and exploration in Canada

RCGS Honorary President Alex Trebek and RCGS CEO John Geiger stand in front of the Society's new home at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration
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