Bob McDonald

April 28, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight

Politicians Need Science Awareness

Loved by audiences across Canada for making complex scientific issues understandable, meaningful, and fun, Bob McDonald is in high demand. A fixture in broadcasting for more than 30 years, he is currently the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks–the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week–and is the author of numerous bestselling books. In this recent blog for, Bob makes the case that politicians need to be better informed when it comes to science, as their decisions are riding it.