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Innovation in Geography Teaching Award


Prize: $1,000 to the recipient and a trip for the recipient to the RCGS College of Fellows Annual General Meeting College of Fellows dinner to receive the award.

Criteria: The ‘Innovation in Geography Teaching’ Award shall be awarded to

  • a current k-12 teacher in Canada who has made significant contributions to increasing geographic literacy (or strengthening geographic education) within his/her school
  • an individual working directly with students in a school setting
  • an individual teaching units of full courses that include a significant component of Canadian geography
  • an individual who goes above and beyond the job description to increase geographic awareness and literacy


  • The award recipient may not be currently serving as a member of the Can Geo Education executive or the RCGS Board of Governors.
  • The award recipient must be a Canadian citizen OR a permanent resident of Canada.

Nomination process:

  • Prior to September 15 the nominator completes the online nomination form found here.
  • Immediately following submission of the nomination form, both the nominator and nominee will be informed that their nomination has been received and will be provided with log-in information for their online account.
  • Prior to September 15 the nominee is responsible for uploading a current C.V. to their online account.
  • Prior to September 15 the nominator is responsible for uploading two different letters of support to the nominee’s online account.

Selection process:

  • Prior to October 15 all candidates’ files will be reviewed by the selection committee.
  • Via teleconference, the selection committee will discuss all candidates’ files.
  • A confidential vote will be taken the day after the teleconference and all nominees will be contacted with the results by e-mail no later than October 25.

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