Previously called the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award, this award honours the memory of Canadian Geographic publisher and COO Gilles Gagnier, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 10, 2021. The award recognizes an inspirational educator who is committed to advancing geographic literacy through innovative teaching and learning strategies.
This award is given to a Canadian educator currently working in a K-12 classroom who sparks students’ desire to learn, investigate and explore geography in all its breadth and complexity. The award recipient also receives $1,000 in recognition of their hard work, courtesy of the Phyllis Arnold Endowment Fund.
Applications are now open! The deadline to apply is September 1, 2023.