Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM)
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum is the leading
technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals,
materials and energy industries. With over 12,000 national members, CIM
strives to be the association of choice for professionals in the minerals
of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG)
A Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded to senior civil servants
and their equivalents in the Armed
Forces. (A British Order of Chivalry)
Awarded for bravery in
action by officers of the British Air Forces.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Awarded for bravery
in action by non-commissioned officers of the British Air Forces.
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
An American decoration
for service, both civilian and military.
DSO Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
A British award
to officers, usually of Field rank, for exceptional bravery and leadership
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
The Royal Society of Canada ,The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and
Humanities , is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian
scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning
and research in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities.
Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC)
In Canada, names on official, federal government maps
have been authorized through the Geographical Names Board of Canada
(GNBC). This national committee, which dates back to 1897, now comprises
representatives from each province and territory, and from various
federal departments concerned with mapping, translation, statistics,
archives, defence, national parks and Indian lands.
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)
agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise
focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources,
environmental protection, and technology innovation.
and Company of Adventurers Trading into Hudson’s Bay
As a business title it was more simply called “The Hudson’s
Bay Company”, later shortened to “The Bay”.
Military Cross (MC)
Awarded to officers of the British
Armies for bravery in action.
Awarded to non-commissioned officers of
the British Army for bravery in action.
Member of Parliament (MP)
North West Mounted Police (1873-1904) (NWMP)
On May 3, 1873, Sir John A. MacDonald introduced a Bill into Parliament
which sought to bring order to the frontier, encourage settlement, and
establish Canadian authority in the North-West Territories. The Bill
was passed seventeen days later, creating the North-West Mounted Police.
North West Territories (NWT)
Before June, 1898 the Yukon was
part of the NWT.
Order of the British Empire (OBE)
A minor British Chivalrous Order, awarded for service in any field.
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
The history of Canada's Air Force traces it beginnings to the very early
days of World War I when the Canadian Aviation Corps was formed on September
16, 1914 and consisted of two officers and one mechanic.
Canadian Mounted Police (1920-present) (RCMP)
The Royal Canadian
Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency
of the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)
Geographical Society (RGS)
A prestigious British Society for the
advancement of geographical exploration and study.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Federal source for science about the Earth,
its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.
Yukon Territory Attraction & Services Guides.
A great selection of old favorites and the latest books of the Canadian
north and Alaska.