Dr David Suzuki
The Hawke Centre presents Dr David Suzuki
Thursday 10 March 2016
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Dr David Suzuki is a living legend in the science and environment world, the recipient of dozens of prestigious international awards, prizes and honorary degrees and author of over 55 books, 19 of which were written for children. He has become internationally celebrated for his ability to discuss and present the complexities of environmental science in a practical, engaging and easily understood manner.
Furthering his commitment to the environment movement he co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation with the aim of working alongside communities and government agencies to holistically discover and implement science-based research, education and policy work that better preserves the environment.
Dr Suzuki is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies.
In 1990 he co-founded with Dr Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.” His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/david/
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