Happy Birthday to Gary Birchall
— a long time, dedicated, passionate geographer and my personal hero!
Gary Birchall has contributed literally a lifetime’s worth of work towards the betterment of Geographic and Environmental Education. It has been almost 50 years since Gary graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Degree in Geography! Gary is a leading voice and activist for geography and geographers in Ontario as he has been the editor of the OAGEE journal, The Monograph, for the almost 30 years. Gary has worked tirelessly and dedicated countless hours to provide current and relevant teaching strategies and resources for teachers across the province.
Previously, Gary has been awarded:
- Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education - Award of Distinction
- The OAGEE Award of Distinction is presented to an Ontario Educator who is passionate about and exemplifies great Geographic education within the Province of Ontario.
- The Royal Canadian Geographical Society – College of Fellows
- All the nominees are extraordinary men and women who believe in the Society and are dedicated to informing Canadians and the world about this country.
Happy 75th Gary! You’re not allowed to retire yet….we need you!