Awards

We know Quirks & Quarks is great and you know Quirks & Quarks is great, but we wanted to show you how many other people think it's great too! Over the 40 years Quirks & Quarks has been on the air, the show and its producers have won many awards. 



2015

  • - Silver Medal from the New York Festivals for The Birds and the Bees and the Pesticides

    2014

    2013

    2012

    2011

    2010

    2009

    2008

    2007

    2006

    • - Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for The Search for a Gay Gene
    • - The Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Science Media Award to host Bob McDonald.

    2005

    2004

    2003

    2002

    • - Passport to World Band Radio chooses Quirks & Quarks as one of their Top Ten Shortwave Shows in the world.
    • - New York Festivals, Finalist Certificate for educational programming for The Question Show.
    • - Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards:
      • ... Award of Excellence in the Radio category for our documentary on Autoimmune Disease and Women
      • ... Award of Merit for International Health Reporting for Golden Rice.
    • - The Royal Canadian Institute 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal to Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks, for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science.
    • - Science in Society Journalism Award from the Canadian Science Writers Association for the documentary, Riding the Space Elevator.

    2001

    2000

    • - New York Radio Festival, Gold Medal for The Question Show
    • - Canadian Nurses Association, International Health Reporting Award for Malaria and DDT
    • - Energy Efficiency Media Award from Natural Resources Canada for our item on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

    1999

    • - Canadian Science Writers Association for Asteroid Impact
    • - Canadian Nurses Association for Cancer: the Quest for the Cure
    • - New York Radio Festival, Finalist certificate for Librarian's Lung

    1998

    • Canadian Science Writers Association - Honourable Mention for For Profit or for Patients
    • Canadian Science Writers Association for How Can the Wolf Survive?
    • Canadian Science Writers Association for Cancer: the Quest for the Cure
    • New York Radio Festival, Silver Medal for Learn, Baby Learn
    • CBC Internal Awards: Listeners' Choice

    1997

    • Canadian Science Writers Association for Learn, Baby Learn
    • UN Department of Public Information Gold Award for The Seventh Age, the Science of Growing Older
    • New York Radio Festival, Finalist for The Seventh Age, the Science of Growing Older
    • New York Radio Festival, Bronze Medal for Perils of Plutonium

    1996

    • Canadian Science Writers Association, Honourable Mention for The Seventh Age, the Science of Growing Older
    • Canadian Nurses Association Award for Life Blood
    • Canadian Nurses Association International Health Reporting Award for Tuberculosis: Alive and Killing
    • Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion

    1995

    • CBC Internal Awards: Listeners' Choice
    • Canadian Nurses Association Award for Unnecessary Risk
    • Canadian Nurses Association International Health Reporting Award for Vaccine Against Pregnancy

    1994

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for The Science of Love

    1992

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for Tales from the Grave, the Massacre of the Russian Royal Family
    • Canadian Nurses Association Award for Hands-on Healing: Fact or Fraud?

    1991

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for Tourette's Syndrome

    1990

    • International Radio Festival of New York - Bronze Medal for Two Missing Hours
    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for Two Missing Hours
    • International Radio Festival of New York - Finalist Award for Yuppie Flu: A Special Report

    1989

    • Canadian Association of Journalists - Best Investigative Report - Network Radio for The Race Science of Philippe Rushton
    • International Radio Festival of New York - Finalist Award for The Race Science of Philippe Rushton
    • International Radio Festival of New York - Finalist Award for The Lindy Chamberlain Case

    1988

    • Canadian Science Writers Association - Honourable Mention for Cocaine: the thin white line between glamour and death

    1987

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for AIDS: A Report
    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for HIV 2: the Second AIDS Virus
    • Canadian Nurses Association Media Award for AIDS: A Report
    • Health Care Public Relations Association Hollobon Award for AIDS: A Report

    1986

    • International Radio Festival of New York - Honourable Mention

    1984

    • ACTRA Award for best writing in a Radio Documentary for The World After Nuclear War
    • U.S. National Psychology Association Award for Excellence in the Media for Alzheimers Disease: the Ongoing Funeral

    1983

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for Excellence in Science Writing
    • Science & Natural Resources Journalism Award for The World After Nuclear War
    • Canadian Science Writers Association Science Journalism Award for 30th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA
    • U.S. Catholic Association of Broadcasters Gabriel Award for Stephen Hawking Profile

    1982

    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award for Carbon Dioxide and Climate
    • Canadian Science Writers Association Award: Bell Northern Research Communication Award for The Ocean Ranger Disaster
    • Major Armstrong Certificate of Merit for The Arms Race

    1981

    • Major Armstrong Honourable Mention for a magazine program

    1979

    • Bell Northern Research Communication Award for best magazine program - Canadian Science Writers Association

    1978

    • Bell Northern Research Communication Award for best magazine program - Canadian Science Writers Association