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Canadian Association of Geographers

  • By: Dawn S. Bowen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)/L'Association canadienne des géographes (ACG) is the national organization of geographers in Canada and for geographers outside Canada who have scholarly interests in Canada. The professional association includes members from universities as well as both public and private sectors. Its mission is to encourage geographic research, promote geographic education, and recognize geographic excellence through various awards. In addition, the organization is dedicated to cooperation and participation with other national and international geographic organizations and interdisciplinary organizations.

In 1950, a group of geographers representing the Canadian government's Geographical Branch and several Canadian universities met to discuss the creation of a Canadian organization of geographers. They contacted other geographers in Canada and invited them to an inaugural meeting in May 1951, which ...

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