Canadian Educators Lisa and Peter Cameron received the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award

OTTAWA, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awarded medals to two excellent Canadian educators today. Lisa (Diz) Glithero was once awarded the Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy and Peter Cameron acquired the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award.

Glithero will be the twentieth recipient of the Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy because its inception in 2000. The medal was once created to apprehend an individual's considerable contribution to geographic literacy in Canada. For the previous 20 years, Glithero has labored as an educator, specializing in enticing youth, teachers, organizations, communities and the Canadian public in ocean, climate, sustainability getting to know and collective action. In her function as countrywide coordinator of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition, Glithero has been main a collaborative lookup initiative to increase a country wide ocean literacy approach for Canada. Throughout her profession Glithero has proven her ardour for the development of geographic literacy in all Canadians.

Peter Cameron will be the eighth recipient of the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award. This award, installed in 2013, is introduced to an educator who has long gone above and past the name of obligation to foster geographic engagement and expand geographic literacy in their students. In his 25 years as an educator, Cameron has added a experience of journey and exploration to his college students and proven them their capacity to make a tangible distinction to the world. Cameron and his college students have spearheaded a quantity of initiatives that have long gone past the partitions of the classroom, such as the "Junior Water Walkers." This initiative honours Anishinaabe Elder and Water Walker Josephine Mandamin, who walked round the Great Lakes, bringing consciousness of the want to shield and recognize water. To date, greater than 200 instructions have joined Cameron and his college students in this initiative.

"The Canadian Geographical Education medals understand geography educators and advocates who have made excellent contributions to instructing and studying in the discipline," says Paul VanZant, Chair of Canadian Geographic Education. "Both Diz and Peter have verified brilliant passion, creativity and innovation in their instructing of geography — each in formal and casual settings. We at Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society 3are proud to apprehend their accomplishments this year." 

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