Canadian Geographic Education


Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

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 in 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.

If you know an educator who regularly inspires their students and colleagues, please nominate them for the Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education using the button below.

Nominations must be received by September 13, 2024. 

Medal recipients will be announced in October, 2024, and will be invited to attend the 95th annual Geographica Dinner on November 6, 2024 in Ottawa, Ont., to receive their award.

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