It is an honour to host Dr. David Suzuki, distinguished Canadian environmentalist and UBC Professor Emeritus, as our evening keynote speaker. Dr. Suzuki will present a public lecture entitled “The Global Eco-crisis: Is it too late?”.
In this engaging 60-minute lecture, Dr. Suzuki offers his insights on the state of the environment and whether there is hope for the future.
David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way.
Dr. Suzuki is a geneticist. He graduated from Amherst College (Massachusetts) in 1958 with an Honours BA in Biology, followed by a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961. He held a research associateship in the Biology Division of Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Lab (1961 – 62), was an Assistant Professor in Genetics at the University of Alberta (1962 – 63), and since then has been a faculty member of the University of British Columbia. He is now Professor Emeritus at UBC.