Dr. David Suzuki has made it his life’s work to help humanity understand, appreciate, respect, and protect nature. A scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, he is a gifted interpreter of science and nature who provides audiences with a compelling look at the state of our environment, underscoring both the successes we have achieved and the strides we still have to make. Both inspiring and realistic, he offers leading-edge insights into environmental sustainability and how we can build a world in which humanity and nature live as one.
Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990 alongside Dr. Tara Cullis with the goal of conserving and protecting the natural environment to help create a sustainable future for Canada. They work extensively with non-profit and community organizations as well as all levels of government and businesses, and are consistently recognized as one of the country’s most credible and reliable sources of evidence-based environmental information and as a leader in resolving critical environmental issues.
For 44 years, Suzuki was the host of television’s longest-running science series, CBC’s The Nature of Things. He announced his retirement as host in April 2023, with his daughter, Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki taking over the helm as co-host alongside Anthony Morgan. Suzuki was also the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks as well as the acclaimed series It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 2020, Suzuki was awarded The Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his broadcast work.
Suzuki is the author of more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. His extraordinary work has been recognized by BC Achievement in partnership with the Lieutenant Governor of BC with the 2021 BC Reconciliation Award. He is also a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. A Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Suzuki also holds 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world.