News archive: 2020

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
December 30, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau awarded 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
Medals on wooden table
November 18, 2020
Announcing the 2020 RCGS medalists

Award recipients were honoured at the Society’s first-ever virtual AGM and Fellows Show.

See the honourees
November 3, 2020
With your support, we can create a Network of Nature

In this time of climate crisis and biodiversity loss, we’re building a movement.

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October 21, 2020
Browse, bid and brag at the 2020 silent auction

Featuring experiences and items from around the world

2020 RCGS Silent Auction
Louis Fortier looks at the camera from a boat on the water
October 4, 2020
Remembering innovative Arctic research leader, RCGS Fellow Dr. Louis Fortier

Louis Fortier was widely known in Arctic research circles as a pioneer in the field

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The Rt. Hon. John Turner receives a medal from Premier Kathleen Wynne and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
September 21, 2020
Remembering former Prime Minister John Turner

John Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister, has died at the age of 91.

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A portrait of a woman in pearls and a black top
July 21, 2020
Remembering internationally acclaimed researcher, RCGS Fellow Shelagh Dawn Grant

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

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Two men in suits pose in front of flags
July 7, 2020
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
July 3, 2020
RCGS, Roots team up to create non-medical face masks

Proceeds from the sale of each mask go to support the educational programming of the RCGS

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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium with the RCGS logo displayed behind him
June 17, 2020
A special message from Alex Trebek

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

Announcing the Trebek Council
A woman drives a sailboat
May 6, 2020
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.

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