“Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.”
Yesterday, Kathryn was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). All RCGS Fellows are deemed to 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 are evidenced by published books, scientific publications or major mainstream media coverage documenting fieldwork, or exploration. RCGS Fellows are nominated based on their significant contribution to Canadian geography, culture, and their embodiment of the longstanding values and tenets of the RCGS: the determination to build, courage to explore and outstanding service to Canada. Fellowship in the RCGS College of Fellows has, since its inception in 1929, represented the very best of Canada, and includes many of Canada’s most intrepid explorers, geographers, astronauts, actors, and even some former Prime Ministers.
“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.”
Nominations to the RCGS College of Fellows can only be made by another Fellow and must be approved by the Society’s Fellows Committee before being presented for election during the RCGS Annual General Meeting. An RCGS Fellow is an individual who has demonstrated an interest in the mandate and programs of the Society and is willing to engage in efforts to sustain and expand its capacity to “make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.” Fellows agree to serve on committees, foster partnerships, provide opinions and expertise, organize events and contribute to fundraising efforts.