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Canadian technical diver honoured with Polar Medal

Expert technical diver, writer, photographer and filmmaker Jill Heinerth receives Canada’s Polar Medal March 9 in a ceremony in London, Ontario. It is awarded to a Canadian who renders extraordinary service in the polar regions, creates better understanding of our northern communities and people, and participates in exploration, scientific research and security of our northern sovereignty.

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Jill Heinerth, the world’s foremost female cave diver, becomes the first RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) named Jill Heinerth, world famous Canadian cave diver, as its first Explorer-in-Residence to mark World Oceans Day today. “Exploration is in the DNA of the RCGS,” said John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. “We are so delighted to have Jill Heinerth in this new role. It is hard to imagine anyone who better embodies the courage and commitment of exploration.”

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