Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
David Suzuki, Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation With Are Canada’s Environmental Issues Getting in The Way of a Healthy Economy?
There is no need for an introduction for Dr. David Suzuki, as he defines the importance of eco-sensibility. Dr. Suzuki is a geneticist. He graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts with a BA (Hons.) in biology, followed by a PhD in zoology from the University of Chicago.
In 1972, he was awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for the outstanding research scientist in Canada under the age of 35 and held it for three years. He has won numerous academic awards and holds 25 honorary degrees in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Suzuki has written 52 books, including 19 for children. His 1976 textbook, “An Introduction to Genetic Analysis,” remains the most widely used genetics textbook in the U.S. and has been
translated into eight languages.
Dr. Suzuki has over 30 years of award-winning work in broadcasting. His national television career began with CBC in 1971 when he wrote and hosted “Suzuki on Science.” He was host of
“Science Magazine” from 1974 to 1979. In 1979, Dr. Suzuki became the host of the award-winning series, “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki.”
He has won four Gemini awards and is a recipient of the John Drainie Award for Broadcasting Excellence. Dr. Suzuki is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology.
David Suzuki, Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation
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