Beth Dye Awarded RCGS Camsell Medal

Posted On Friday November 22, 2019
Beth Dye receives the Camsell Medal
Beth Dye, centre, with her award at the RCGS Society annual College of Fellows Dinner in Ottawa. Part of the work of a Fellow includes involvement in committees, fostering partnerships, and organizing events.

TREC vice-principal Beth Dye was recognized for her outstanding volunteer work with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society at an event in Ottawa this month. She was awarded the Camsell medal, which expresses the society's appreciation to individuals for their outstanding service. 

Since 1995, Beth has served in the following capacities:

- BC Coordinator for the Canadian Geography Challenge, 1995-2000
- National Coordinator for the Canadian Geography Challenge, 2004-2016
- BC/Yukon Representative for  Canadian Geographic Education, 2000-2004
- National Chairperson for Canadian Geographic Education, 2004-2010
- Chaperone for World Geography Championships, 2005-2013
- Co- chair of the International Geography Olympiad, Quebec City 2018
- Governor of the RCGS from 2004-2010 and 2013-2016
- Executive Member for the RCGS Board 2010-2013
 
The RCGS mandate is to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world, particularly its natural, cultural and social heritage. The society also promotes geographic education across Canada, through its educational program, Canadian Geographic Education, which provides free geographic educational supports, products and materials to more than 21,000 member educators from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
 
Once a year, the RCGS College of Fellows meets in Ottawa to "celebrate all things geography."

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