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. He wrote the introduction to The Quirks & Quarks Question book and the Guide to Space: 42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Beyond his work in media, McDonald sits on several boards and 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 four honourary Doctorates, from the University of Guelph, Carleton University, Laurentian University and McMaster University.
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