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.

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

» Best Classic Podcast of 2014, selected by iTunes

2013

» Award for Distinguished Serviceto Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance - to Bob McDonald

2012

»Media Award for Health Reporting from the Canadian Medical Association for Cheating the Clock. 
»Award for Excellence in Women's Health Reporting from The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada for Cheating the Clock.
» Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for Exercise and the Aging Brain.

2011

» Silver Medal from the New York Festivals for The Top 10 Unanswered Questions in the Universe.
» Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for A Gulf in our Understanding.

2010

» The CBA-UNESCO Award for Science Programming, from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association for 9 and 1/2 Technologies that Could Change the World.
» Honorary Life Membership for Bob McDonald from the Sigma Xi Society

2009

» Walter Sullivan Award, from the American Geophysical Union for Canada 2050: Our Future in a Changing Climate.

2008

» Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for Before the Big Bang.
»The American Institute of Physics 2007 Science Writing Award for our documentary Multiple Worlds, Parallel Universes.

2007

» The CBA-UNESCO Award for Science Programming, from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association for Biomass: Greening Our Energy Future
»Award for Excellence in Women's Reproductive Health Reporting, from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, for The Perils of Preemies
» Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for The Science of Happiness.
»Society of Environmental Journalists, 3rd Prize, Indepth Reporting in Radio for Biomass: Greening Our Energy Future.
» Best Network Weekly - CBC Radio Internal Program Awards

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

»New York Festival Finalist Certificate for Sonic Gloom
» Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award, from the Foundation for Biomedical Research for the documentary, Animals and Research.
»Science in Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for the documentary, Gene Doping.
» The McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, from the Royal Society of Canada to host Bob McDonald.

2004

»Society of Environmental Journalists: 3rd Prize, Indepth Reporting in Radio for Sonic Gloom.
» Science-in-Society Journalism Award, from the Canadian Science Writers Association for Beyond the Genome.

2003

» The American Institute of Physics 2003 Science Writing Award for our documentary It's About Time.
» Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). For The Science of Climate Change.
» The Society for Environmental Journalists 2nd Prize, Indepth Reporting in Radio, for The Science of Climate Change.
»New York Festivals Finalist Certificate for Music & The Brain.
» Science-in-Society Journalism Award from the Canadian Science Writers Association for Music & The Brain.
» Energy Efficiency Media Award from Natural Resources Canada for Clean Coal.

2002

» Passport to World Band Radio chooses Quirks & Quarks as one of their Top Ten Shortwave Shows in the world.
» New York FestivalsFinalist 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

»2001 Michael Smith Award for science promotion for Q&Q host Bob McDonald.
» American Institute of Biological Sciences Media Award, Honourable Mention for The Human Genome: Sequence & Consequence
» Science in Society Journalism Award from the Canadian Science Writers' Association for The Human Genome: Sequence & Consequence

2000

» New York Radio Festival, Gold Medal for The Question Show
» Canadian Nurses Association, International Health Reporting Awardfor 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 

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