Bob McDonald

September 12, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight

Star Trek at 50, Fiction Meets Fact

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 column for, Bob writes about Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and how when art and science come together, it can be a beautiful thing.