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September 5, 2023
Canadian Geographic launches Live Net Zero 2023

Eight Canadian families have been selected to compete for the chance to win $50,000 while lowering their household carbon footprint.

Meet the families
October 26, 2022
2022 RCGS Silent Auction

This year’s virtual silent auction is now open for bids! Choose from more than 30 items including a trip to Haida Gwaii, a European river cruise, a day in Banff with Chic Scott and much more.

Explore more items
September 9, 2022
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.

Read our statement
August 15, 2022
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. 

See the grantees
April 20, 2022
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.

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April 12, 2022
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.

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February 21, 2022
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.

Read the declaration
February 6, 2022
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 ...

Long live the Queen!
January 10, 2022
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...

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November 19, 2021
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.

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Medals on wooden table
November 16, 2020
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...

See the honourees
November 5, 2021
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. 

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October 28, 2021
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.

Former PM honoured
October 22, 2021
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.

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October 21, 2021
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.

United for the planet

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