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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

Cover of Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Michelle Good’s new novel ‘Five Little Indians’ explores what happens when survivors leave residential schools. (Cover image: HarperCollins Canada)

Cover image: HarperCollins
New novel looks at the ‘after’ of residential schools

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Can Geo

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Can Geo
The once-ideal big leafy yard faces off against housing density as Canada’s first suburbs evolve
Adrian Sutherland

The music video for Adrian Sutherland’s debut single “Politician Man” features images of a map from the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. (Photo: David McDonald)

Photo: David McDonald
Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”
Gibraltar Macaque

One of the famed macaques of Gibraltar, the only monkey in Europe and subject of a new academic book by two Canadian researchers. (Photo courtesy University of Toronto)

(Photo courtesy University of Toronto)
Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe
Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

Wayne Pollard, winner of the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, poses by the Lost Hammer Spring on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, one of a number of places he discovered in the High Arctic where water flows year-round. (Photo courtesy Wayne Pollard)

Photo courtesy Wayne Pollard
Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
Lord Rees Vice Patron

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Society board Vice-President Wendy Cecil flank Lord Martin Rees as he accepts the role of Vice-Patron. (Photo: Can Geo)

Distinguished cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal since 1995, joins the Society in honorary position
Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues
Ottawa, deep mapping, gentrification, city

Chris Brackley/Can Geo

Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 
plastic waste reduction map

A map of spots around the world making positive change to reduce plastic waste. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

plastic waste reduction map
Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 
Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv explores the value of our connection to wild animals in his latest book. (Images: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Richard Louv Our Wild Calling
An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs
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