HON­ORARY PRES­I­DENT, ALEX TREBEK

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Best known as the host of JEOP­ARDY!, Alex Trebek is one of tele­vi­sion’s most en­dur­ing and iconic fig­ures, and one of few Cana­dian celebri­ties to earn a star on both the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame and the Cana­dian Walk of Fame, in ad­di­tion to a host of awards. In 2017, he was named an of­fi­cer of the Or­der of Canada, his na­tive coun­try’s sec­ond-high­est civil­ian hon­our. Alex has strong ties with Univer­sity of Ot­tawa, in­clud­ing cre­at­ing schol­ar­ships and sup­port­ing the Alumni Hall which was named in his honor. A cham­pion of the RCGS’S ed­u­ca­tion and ge­o­graphic lit­er­acy pro­grams, Alex was awarded the RCGS’S Gold Medal in 2010, its Lawrence J. Burpee Medal in 2015 and was ap­pointed its Hon­orary Pres­i­dent in 2016.

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