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.

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
Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
Gordon Lightfoot at Glenn Gould Studio October 6 2017

After receiving his award, Lightfoot regaled the sold-out crowd at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto with stories about past canoe trips and performed two of his songs, "Restless" and "If You Could Read My Mind." (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 
One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia.

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography
David Morrison, Canadian Museum of History, Massey Medal, RCGS

Dr. David Morrison, shown here in the Canadian Museum of History’s new History Hall, has been awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2017 Massey Medal. (Photo: Canadian Museum of History)

Photo: Canadian Museum of History
Andy Fillmore MP on CPAC Route 338 giant floor map

Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, poses on CPAC's new Route 338 giant floor map at an event celebrating CPAC's 25th anniversary in Ottawa September 18. A democratic literacy tool created in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the map presents Canada's 338 federal electoral districts and will be available to schools along with free lesson plans. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
The Route 338 project includes a giant floor map and educational tools created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society to help improve Canadians' political literacy 
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, expedition, North, RCGS

A map depicting the path of Adam Shoalts's Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. He reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, on Sep. 6, 2017. (Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo
Shoalts, once dubbed 'Canada's Indiana Jones,' reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, yesterday after nearly four months of trekking and paddling Canada's mainland Arctic.
One Ocean Expedition RCGS Resolute

One Ocean Expedition's RCGS Resolute will set sail on its maiden voyage from Sydney, N.S., in November 2018. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
The new ice-strengthened ship will start service in November 2018

The Rt. Hon. John Turner receives a medal from Premier Kathleen Wynne and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Photo: Jenna Muirhead-Gould)

Photo: Jenna Muirhead-Gould
Canada’s 17th prime minister was recognized for his distinguished parliamentary career and public service, and for his contribution to the advancement of Canadian geography
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