Beth Dye, teacher, educator, coach, administrator and Fellow, has served the Society in a range of capacities for more than 20 years. While her association began with the Canadian Geographic Challenge, over time she assumed ever greater responsibility and leadership roles on the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (now Canadian Geographic Education). Dye continued to offer her expertise and guidance as a Governor of the Board and, later, as a member of the Executive Committee.
Recipient of the Society’s Geographic Literacy Award in 2017 for her impassioned and persuasive advocacy for geographic education provincially, nationally and internationally, Dye is dedicated to enhancing the opportunities for Canadian students to pursue studies in geography throughout their educational journeys.
To this end, she championed the Society’s — and Canada’s — involvement in the International Geographical Union’s GeoOlympiad, which affords senior secondary school students the opportunity to compete on the world stage.