David Suzuki

Scientist, Broadcaster, Author

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around-the-world.

He is familiar to television audiences as host of the multi-award winning, long-running, CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies.

In 1990, with Dr. Tara Cullis, he co-founded The David Suzuki Foundation to work with “government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy, and policy work for social change that today’s situation demands.” His written work includes more than 54 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C.

In 2013 he stood accused of seditious libel in The Trial of David Suzuki. This unique theatrical event was part of Cape Farewell's Carbon14: Climate is Culture festival in Toronto.