David Oswald was elected as one of the 2016 Fellows to the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. This was announced at the RCGS annual gala which was held on November 16, 2016 in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum. Fellows are nominated based on their significant contribution to Canadian geography and culture and their embodiment of the longstanding values and tenets of the RCGS: the determination to build, courage to explore and steadfast love of country.
“I am deeply honoured and thankful for this recognition. Geography, culture, design and our environment have been a source of inspiration for me since I was a child and it is great to see these values shared amongst other Fellows and celebrated by the RCGS. I look forward to working personally and with the DE team to further the mandate of the RCGS.”
— David Oswald, DE President
This announcement comes at a timely juncture in the history of DE, whereupon the company is taking various big leaps:
(1) Launching a new public outreach initiative with it’s ‘Canada Outreach’ program focused on empowering youth
(2) Shoring up efforts on climate change adaptation through nomination to the United Nations CTC-N (Climate Change Technology Centre and Network)
(3) Fortifying DE’s presence in Western North America and into Asia by setting Vancouver as the new global HQ
2016 Fellows Elected to the Royal Canadian Geographic Society