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Honorary Fellowship

The Society has chosen to award Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister with an Honorary Fellowship for his passionate commitment to our environment.

Honorary Fellowship
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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

RCGS Awards 2020
Browse, bid and brag at the 2020 RCGS Silent Auction

Featuring experiences and items from across the world

2020 RCGS Silent Auction
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A Special Message from Alex Trebek

“Geography is perhaps even more important now than it has ever been.”

A Special Message from Alex Trebek
Network of Nature

We’re building a movement

Network of Nature
RCGS, Roots team up to create non-medical face masks

Proceeds from each mask sale go towards supporting the critical education programming of the RCGS

Support the Society and stay safe
The Rt. Hon. John Turner receives a medal from Premier Kathleen Wynne and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Remembering former prime minister John Turner

John Turner, Canada’s 17th prime minister, has died at the age of 91

Remembering John Turner
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Remembering innovative Arctic research leader, RCGS Fellow Dr. Louis Fortier

Louis Fortier widely known in Arctic research circles as a “pioneer”

Remembering Dr. Louis Fortier
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Remembering internationally acclaimed researcher, RCGS Fellow Shelagh Dawn Grant

Grant was the first woman historian to receive the Northern Science Award

Remembering Shelagh Dawn Grant
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Remembering Selma Barkham, who revealed the history of Basque whaling in Canada

The historian and geographer filled in “a great gap” in Canadian history, from the time of Cartier to the arrival of Champlain

Remembering Selma Barkham
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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society join forces

The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership

Announcing the Trebek Council