The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Canada itself, diverse in geographical regions and communities, is reflected in The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows.
So, too, have the Fellows always embodied the longstanding values and tenets of the Society: the determination to build, courage to explore and steadfast love of country.
The College, the voting body of the Society, elects the President and other members of the Board of Governors, as well as new Fellows. As ever, the Society’s Fellows work determinedly to expand geographical knowledge and literacy across the nation. By doing so they raise the profile of the RCGS and its important educational, research and expeditions programs. They also provide guidance and financial support, both of which are crucial to the non-profit organization.
Fellows are persons who have:
- demonstrated an interest in being engaged in activities related to the mandate and programs of the Society;
- expressed a willingness to be involved in efforts to sustain and expand the capacity of the Society to achieve its objective of making Canada better known to Canadians and the world;
- agreed to serve as a Fellow, and to sit on Society committees, foster partnerships, provide opinions and expertise, organize events and contribute to fundraising efforts; and
- been nominated and elected to the College of Fellows
In assessing qualifications of prospective Fellows, the Fellows Committee looks for the following attributes:
- Fellows are individuals who have distinguished themselves by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geography, geographical exploration or allied sciences (i.e., archaeology, atmospheric sciences, marine biology, zoology, etc.). Such accomplishments usually are evidenced by published books, scientific publications or major mainstream media coverage documenting fieldwork or exploration.
- Fellows may also be individuals who have distinguished themselves in teaching, academia, community service and the arts and who have received major awards/official recognition, as well as individuals in the public sector, military, business and the professions who are seen as leaders in their respective fields.
- Fellows may also be individuals who have provided extensive volunteer service to the RCGS, or major donors who have supported RCGS programs.
Honorary Fellows are individuals who have rendered eminently distinguished service to the country in relation to the mandate of the Society. Honorary Fellows do not have a voting role in the College of Fellows, however receive all other benefits of Fellowship. Honorary Fellows also include all recipients of RCGS medals.
Given the central objective of the RCGS is the advancement of geographical knowledge and in particular the general diffusion of information on Canadian geography, our Fellows have made Canada better know to Canadians and the international community.
Election to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Nominees may only be nominated by current fellows of the society. Nominations can be submitted through the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows web-page. Please also submit a copy of the nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Nominations can be submitted through the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows web-page. All questions on the Fellows Nomination Form must be answered in detail otherwise the application will not be reviewed. It is the responsibility of the sponsor to see that an application is complete with all fields being filled out, merely attaching a CV to this Nomination Form is insufficient. Only Fellows can submit nominations. Only one nomination application per nominee will be accepted. Please also submit a copy of the nomination to email@example.com by the external deadline.
For More Information
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows web-page.