Homecoming luncheon with Bob McDonald

11:30AM to 2:00PM September 14, 2013
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Join us for a special luncheon featuring Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks and Quarks. McDonald is at Royal Roads University as part of the Homecoming 2013 programming. See full homecoming schedule.

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Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online. Seating is limited.

Bob McDonald

Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

Bob McDonald, is one of Canada's best-known science journalists. He is host of Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning CBC radio science program, is science correspondent for CBC's The National CBC News Network as well as host and writer of the Gemini winning children’s series Head’s Up. Through his company, Event Horizon, McDonald has produced and hosted more than one hundred educational videos. He is also Chairman of Geospace, an exciting new planetarium from the Toronto Waterfront.

McDonald is the recipient of many awards, including the Canadian Science Writers, American Institute of Physics, and has been honoured by the Ontario Association of Environmental Educators. Bob has received the “Triple Crown” of Canadian science medals; the Michael Smith Medal for Science Communication from the National Research Council, the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal for science promotion from the Royal Canadian Institute and the McNeil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. He has received six honorary doctorates from the University of Guelph, Carleton University, Laurentian, McMaster, University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary. McDonald was the recipient of a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series. McDonald was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011