RCGS statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved Queen, Elizabeth II.
Announcing the 2022 RCGS Research Grantees
For 2022, we’ve chosen to fund six Graduate Research Scholarships, two James Bourque Northern Doctoral Scholarships, two James Maxwell Human Geography Scholarships and one Independent Research Grant.
ICC Canada and Royal Canadian Geographical Society announce collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation
Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) are pleased to announce a collaboration project aimed at bringing greater awareness of circumpolar Inuit issues.
Governor General Mary Simon named Patron of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
In so doing, Her Excellency maintains a tradition of vice regal patronage that extends back to 1929 with the Society’s founding Patron The Rt. Hon. Viscount Willingdon.
Global geography community unites in support of Indigenous languages
In acknowledgment of the commencement of the Decade of Indigenous Languages, the geographical societies of the world have come together to stand with Indigenous peoples in support of their languages.
The Society celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years since the start of her reign, a first-ever Platinum Jubilee for a Canadian monarch. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is joining with other organizations to celebrate ...
Society, MEC launch Exploration Film Grant
The first creative grant delivered in the Society’s recent history, the Exploration Film Grant aims to support Canadian filmmakers with projects that inform, inspire, capture or reveal a personal journey related to connecting with Canada...
Indigenous Leadership Initiative and RCGS to produce series about Indigenous Guardians
Project will be led by Indigenous creatives and centre Indigenous people telling their own stories.
Announcing the 2021 Society medalists
Each year, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours trailblazers who truly exemplify the Society’s mandate to “make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.” In 2021, 18 medals were announced, recognizing outstanding ach...
Chief Perry Bellegarde named Honorary President of the RCGS
Bellegarde’s appointment to the Society’s top honorary position is a further acknowledgment of the long relationship and strong ties between the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Society.
Gold Medal presented to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Award recognizes Mulroney’s lengthy public service, as well as his leadership on bold, forward-looking initiatives like NAFTA and the creation of Nunavut.
Browse, bid, brag: The 2021 silent auction is open!
Bid on incredible trips, exclusive experiences, unique artwork and more, all while helping the RCGS continue its mission.
Global geography community calls for action on climate and biodiversity crises
80 global geography societies and organizations from 59 countries have signed a joint declaration urging the world’s leaders to protect nature and secure a liveable climate.