Dr. David Suzuki Lecture

Dr. David Suzuki
Ecologist, Educator, Activist

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 1, 2008 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


What is it?


Award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, Dr. Suzuki is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. He holds 19 honourary degrees and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada. Author of 43 books, Dr. Suzuki developed and hosted the long running popular science program Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio. In 1979 he became the host of the award-winning The Nature of Things with David Suzuki and has won four Gemini Awards as best host of a Canadian television series. His television series, A Planet for the Taking, won an award from the United Nations. He has received the John Drainie Award for broadcasting excellence and is the recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal and the Global 500.

Special lottery draw

Followinhg the lecture, there will be a draw for tickets to the Chan Centre for the March 14 lecture by Dr. Mohammad Yunus. Please see his lecture page for details.

Background Information

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Wikipedia entry
David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, Ph.D (born March 24, 1936), is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has become known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in syndication in over 40 nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment. ...
CBC Archives
For over three decades, David Suzuki has been Canada's foremost environmental conscience. From his experiments with fruit flies to his warnings about genetically modified food, Suzuki has made science relevant, interesting and full of wonder to his audiences. As a broadcaster for the CBC, he has issued frank warnings against industry, the economy and his fellow scientists. Passionate and outspoken, he has also won his fair share of critics. But despite, or perhaps because of this, Suzuki remains undeterred in his message. ...
David Suzuki Foundation
Solutions Are In Our Nature