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Awards

Canadian Geographic Education strives to recognize geography teachers who are making a difference in and out of the classroom.


Geographic Literacy Award

GEOGRAPHIC LITERACY


AWARD

Many people work beyond the expectations of their professions toward heightening geographic literacy. This award is to recognize and honour their contributions.

The 2015 Geographic Literacy Award winner is Zachary Vanthournout.

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INNOVATION IN


GEOGRAPHY TEACHING AWARD

Canadian Geographic Education, the educational network of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), is pleased to annually recognize an educator who has gone above and beyond their job description to further geographic literacy with the Innovation in Geography Teaching award.

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PHYLLIS ARNOLD


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The Phyllis Arnold Professional Development Awards are an annual subsidy that will help Canadian teachers to participate in conferences or professional development courses in geography or social studies.

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STUART SEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP


FOR ATLANTIC CANADA

The Stuart Semple Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student of geography in Atlantic Canada to pursue a B.Ed. degree, with a view to him or her becoming a geography teacher at a school in the region.

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Research Grants

RESEARCH


GRANTS

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has designated funds for the purpose of making grants in support of research on geographical topics and in support of projects that further the mandate of the Society ‘to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world’. Proposals must identify the topic to be addressed, the methods to be used and the nature of the finished product.

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Did you know that a 2005 National Survey determined that one-third of adult Canadians can be considered “geographically illiterate”?

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