Breaking News: Bob McDonald is coming to Conservation Connection 2011
- Created: Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:04
Our Conservation Connection Forum has always been an event that brings out the very best of the conservation community and this year is no different. Entering its 11th year, we are pleased to announce that Vancity is sponsoring CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald keyntote! Bob has just been named to the Order of Canada and we are all huge fans of his radio program and his blog, which he updates regularly. If you are not familiar with Quirks and Quarks, we have provided some links below and encourage you to jump into the podcast archives. Everyone is dancing with joy in the office right now and we cannot wait to hear Bob speak on September 30th at Royal Roads University.
Bob Mcdonald Links!
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Bio: Bob McDonald has been communicating science internationally through television, radio, print and live presentations for more than 30 years. He is the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people. He is also a regular reporter for CBC Television’s The National as well as Gemini winning host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. McDonald has also hosted Greatest Canadian Invention and the seven-part series Water Under Fire.
As a print journalist, McDonald has authored three science books and contributed to numerous science textbooks, newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Owl Magazine and many others. His latest book is Measuring the Earth With a Stick, and he has written the introductions to The Quirks & Quarks Question Book, The Guide to Space: 42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe, and Everything as well as Nasty, Brutish and Short, the Quirks Guide to Animal Sex.
Beyond his work in media, McDonald is Chairman of Geospace, an exciting new environmental centre and planetarium for the Toronto Waterfront.
McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada as the recipient of the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute and the McNeil Medal from The Royal Society of Canada. McDonald was also the recipient of a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series.
He has received six honourary Doctorates, from the University of Guelph, Carleton University, Laurentian, McMaster, University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary. In 2011, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Bob McDonald's talk will be presented by VanCity and we cannot thank our sponsors enough for all they have done to ensure that this year's Conservation Connection will be a memorable one. The Victoria Foundation continues to step up and help us to create this event as well as Royal Roads University who provides the amazing venue and food.
Regsiter for the Conservation Connection Forum at the Royal Roads University Department of Continuing Studies: http://www.royalroads.ca/continuing-studies/course-listings.htm?courseID=1
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