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Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald


Bob McDonald is one of Canada’s best-known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program on the CBC radio with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people, Bob McDonald is also a science correspondent for CBC Television’s The National and Gemini-winning host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. He also hosted The Great Canadian Invention, Wonderstruck, and the series Water Under Fire.

The host and writer of numerous television documentaries and more than 100 educational videos in Canada and the United States, Bob McDonald has also authored five bestselling science books, with his latest being An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space. He has also contributed to numerous textbooks, magazines, and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail.

An Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, Bob McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science with the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute, and the McNeil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. In 2008, he won a Gemini Award for best host in a pre-school, children’s or youth program or series.

What If Everything We Know Is Wrong?

That is the question Bob McDonald will ask during his conference. When we look at the world through our five senses, what we see is wrong. For 2000 years, science has continually changed our view of the world and our place in the cosmos. From the first measurement of the size of our globe and its movement through space to the genetic revolution, science has been the best tool to discover how nature works. And there is still much to discover, as what makes 95% of the universe is still totally mysterious.

In person

Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. (AST) on Monday, February 24, 2020
L.J. Cowley Auditorium, Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre
Gulf Fisheries Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
343 University Avenue, Moncton, NB E1C 9B6
Free tickets:
Reserve your seat at Capitol Theatre or pick up a ticket at the Gulf Fisheries Centre the night of the event.
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