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Robert McDonald

Honorary Doctorate


Robert McDonald

The host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, Bob McDonald is one of Canada's best-known science journalists and author. His contribution to science literacy and his appreciation for science fosters public engagement. He has played a prominent role in promoting science and technology in Canada. McDonald has made a career of making science accessible to Canadians of all ages by making science fun and fascinating. He presents a wide range of topics and scientific disciplines with a genuine enthusiasm. He generates awareness and curiosity while providing accurate information. 

McDonald is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. He has earned several prestigious awards in recognition of his ongoing promotion of science including the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion - 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal, The Royal Canadian Institute and the 2005 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, Royal Society of Canada.