HONORARY PRESIDENT, ALEX TREBEK
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.