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.

Trudeau and the Trebeks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jean and Alex Trebek pose at the entrance to the Alex Trebek Theatre at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's headquarters during the building's grand opening in May 2019. (Photo: Andrew Lessard)

Trudeau and the Trebeks
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jean Trebek and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson join the organization as Honorary Fellows

Canadians Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola reach the summit of Mount Lucania, Canada’s third tallest peak.

It was the third attempt at Canada’s third highest peak for the RCGS-funded team

(Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Buckingham Palace/The Associated Press)

Prince Philip is considered one of the first environmentalists

The 2019 Flag Expedition — Baffin Paddle/Climb Expedition.

Few RCGS-funded expeditions took place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many explorers found a way to  safely head afield in 2021
A drawing of Wade David with mountains, a river and a canoe in the background

Photo: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Photo: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
The anthropologist and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Honorary Vice-President on why Ealue Lake, B.C., is special
David Schindler

Renowned conservation scientist David Schindler photographed around the time of his retirement from the University of Alberta in 2013. (Photo: Michael Holly/University of Alberta)

Photo: Michael Holly/University of Alberta
Schindler conducted numerous groundbreaking studies during his career in efforts to protect freshwater around the world
The Society has chosen to award Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister with an Honorary Fellowship for his passionate commitment to our environment

On Nov. 23, 2020, Choy received the 2020 L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship. (Photo: Douglas Noblet/wildairphoto.com)

Photo: Douglas Noblet/wildairphoto.com
Arctic researcher receives prestigious 2020 L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship
Jan Morris at coast

Writer and historian Jan Morris has died at the age of 94 (Photo: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times).

Photo: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times
Canadian Geographic looks back on the life of the 2020 Royal Canadian Geographical Society recipient of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal
Alex Trebek stands on a stage with Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni reunite at an evening celebrating 25 years of the challenge in fall 2019. (Photo: Ben Powless)

Photo: Ben Powless
Alex Trebek's involvement in the Canadian Geographic Challenge and International Geographic Olympiad inspired generations of young learners
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