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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...

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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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