2020 Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy: Lisa 'Diz' Glithero

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020

University of Ottawa Faculty of Education Professor Lisa 'Diz' Glithero is the winner of the 2020 Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy "for her inspirational commitment to connecting youth to the natural world and developing geographic leaders." This award is given by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Congratulations to Professor Glithero!

"I’ve had the privileged opportunity over the past two years to work with thousands of Canadians to co-examine our relationship with the ocean and the many waterways leading to it. Through our different cultural and regional perspectives and lived experiences, we are co-developing a national literacy strategy to be launched in 2021 in time for the start of the United Nations Ocean Decade. As Canadians, we have a civic responsibility to ensure that our behaviours, decisions, and actions make certain healthy waterways and a global ocean for future generations to come."

Listen to Lisa 'Diz' Glithero's full acceptance address.


Professor Lisa Glithero



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