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David Suzuki

David Suzuki

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David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. His television appearances, explaining the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling and easily understood way, have received consistently high acclaim for over 30 years.

He was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1936. In 1942, at the age of six, he was interned at a camp in British Columbia, where he spent the war years. After the Second World War, he grew up in London, Ontario. He graduated from Amherst College in 1958 with an honours BA in Biology and PhD in Zoology from the University of Chicago.

He was a research associate in the Biology Division of the Oak Ridge national lab (1961-62), Assistant Professor in Genetics University of Alberta (1962-63) and an Asst.-Full Professor in Zoology at University of British Columbia (1963-present). He is currently in the SDRI (Sustainable Development Research Institute) at UBC. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada. He is also author of 28 books, including Introduction to Genetic Analysis, Genethics and 10 books for children.

Dr. Suzuki is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology and has received the Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Medal and the Global 500. He has received 12 honorary degrees in Canada, the United States and Australia. He lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and his children in Vancouver, B.C.

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