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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

David Saint-Jacques International Space Station

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques looks through a window in the cupola of the International Space Station. (Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA)

Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA
The Canadian astronaut shares insights into life in zero-gravity as he orbits the planet aboard the International Space Station
Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Aili Keskitalo, the president of the Sami Parliament of Norway, speaks at the "State of the Arctic" session at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. (Photo: Terje Mortensen/Arctic Frontiers 2019)

Arctic Frontiers conference 2019
The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda
A painting of Alex Trebek

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic
Messages of support have been pouring in for the beloved television personality and Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Dayo, an African penguin, sits on a tabletop where actress Taylor Thorne, in character as Taylor West, is completing homework

A scene from the new CBC and Netflix drama Northern Rescue. Dayo, an African penguin who lives at the West Edmonton Mall, was tapped along with his brother Skadu to portray Tux, the West family’s unusual pet. Also pictured is Taylor Thorne, who plays the youngest West daughter. (Photo: Peter H. Stranks)

Photo: Peter H. Stranks
Meet the avian stars of Northern Rescue, the new family drama from CBC and Netflix 
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station’s laboratories are now being phased into operation. (Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND)

Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Les laboratoires de la nouvelle Station canadienne de recherche dans l’Extrême-Arctique sont en voie de mise en exploitation. (Photo : Janice Lang/RDDC-DND)

Photo : Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
Quels sont les éléments nécessaires pour exploiter les installations scientifiques de pointe, entre autres les chambres d’étude et d’autopsie, la génomique et les laboratoires d’imagerie, dans l’Arctique canadien? 
Vinessa Antoine as Marcie Diggs in CBC's new television show Diggstown

Vinessa Antoine plays Marcie Diggs in CBC's new television show Diggstown, set in Nova Scotia. (Photo: CBC)

Photo: CBC
The star of CBC’s Diggstown discovers Nova Scotia’s black history
Plate of ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu

Ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu. (Photo: Jody Shapiro)

Photo: Jody Shapiro
Chef Michael Hunter from Toronto’s Antler Kitchen & Bar shares his favourite wild game recipes
Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

Representatives from the Pirurvik - A Place to Grow project accept their $1-million prize at the award ceremony in Whitehorse on Feb. 12. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize)

Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize
A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jocelyn Joe-Strack’s tour of Canadian embassies in Europe begins Feb. 12. (Photo: Allistair Maitland)

Photo: Allistair Maitland
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change
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