For 174 years, RCIScience has been connecting individuals in Canada with science to foster dialogue, discovery and neighborhood and construct an enticing science tradition for everybody, valuing scientific information and integrity for a stronger Canada. The institute wa
“A information translator for over 27 years, Terry Collins’ reporting has been picked up by journalists in Canada and worldwide, awakening public curiosity in and deepening understanding of numerous sciences, fostering political will and mobilizing sources
Jim Lebans is Senior Producer of CBC Radio’s award-winning science program, Quirks & Quarks, the place he has labored, with small interruptions, since 1993.
RCIScience 2023 pronounces science communication awards to Toronto science author Terry Collins and the producers of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks science program
— Carrie Boyce, Govt Director, RCIScience
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 30, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) awards the 2023 Sandford Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication to unbiased science author Terry Collins and the William Edmond Logan Award to the group behind CBC Radio’s nationwide weekly science program, Quirks & Quarks.
A information translator for over 27 years, Terry Collins’ reporting has been picked up by journalists in Canada and worldwide, awakening public curiosity in and deepening understanding of numerous sciences, fostering political will and mobilizing sources for change.
Nominator Dr. Peter A. Singer, former Particular Advisor to the Director-Normal of the World Well being Group, remarks that Terry “has been the widespread denominator in a particularly lengthy sequence of profitable efforts to boost the basic public’s scientific curiosity and information.”
He has interpreted and defined the essence and significance of analysis findings from scores of scientific establishments, together with ten UN our bodies. His work has benefited essential world causes and superior many scientific careers. Most notably, Terry’s behind-the-scenes efforts made an impactful contribution to the UN’s historic World Biodiversity Framework settlement in 2022.
Mineralogist and astrobiologist Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Establishment for Science in Washington DC, a frequent collaborator, calls Terry “a genius at speaking science to the broadest potential viewers. His polished and compelling therapies of generally tough scientific subjects are distinguished by their eloquent prose, their accessibility, and, maybe most significantly, their artistic framing. And the outcomes are completely spectacular.”
Says Mr. Collins: “Many 1000’s of individuals at schools, universities, scientific organizations and elsewhere put advanced concepts into on a regular basis language, serving to the public to grasp and have interaction, encouraging scientific literacy and curiosity. This prestigious award is devoted to all of them.”
Quirks & Quarks is one of Canada’s most beloved science information applications. Because it first aired in October 1975, Quirks & Quarks is persistently rated amongst the hottest CBC applications, attracting virtually 1,000,000 listeners globally every week. Three of its 4 hosts have beforehand been awarded the Fleming Medal, however it’s the manufacturing group behind the scenes who obtain this 12 months’s William Edmond Logan Award, led by showrunner Jim Lebans.
From particle physics to dinosaurs to black holes, the Quirks & Quarks four-person manufacturing group brings all method of science tales, from the critical to the quirky, to the Canadian public. The common listener is probably not conscious of simply how a lot work goes into making the present occur each week. From preliminary pitch to polished product, over 150 hours of work go into producing every episode! No fast or simple feat.
It’s the group’s eager sense of what makes an excellent science story, mixed with their deep instinct for what works (and what does not work) on radio, that heralds Quirks & Quarks as the gold normal for audio science communication and a bucket checklist interview for so many researchers worldwide.
“It is actually a deal with for us to have the ability to strategy scientists and convey their work to our viewers. Happily, the present’s popularity means persons are normally pleased and even excited to be on,” stated Senior Producer Jim Lebans.
Carrie Boyce, Govt Director of RCIScience, remarks, “I am completely thrilled that RCIScience is recognizing just some of the unsung heroes of science communication who work so diligently behind the scenes to make science participating and accessible for everybody in Canada.”
A public ceremony to have fun Mr. Collins’ and the Quirks & Quarks group’s contributions to science communication in Canada can be held at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex), 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, on Wednesday, November twenty ninth, at 7 PM.
Of specific curiosity to scientists, aspiring science writers and public data officers, the award winners will take part in a roundtable dialogue and Q&A on the behind-the-scenes newsmaking course of, from figuring out the information hook to airing a narrative nationwide.
For 174 years, RCIScience has been connecting individuals in Canada with science to foster dialogue, discovery and neighborhood and construct an enticing science tradition for everybody, valuing scientific information and integrity for a stronger Canada.
Since 1982, the charity has awarded the Sandford Fleming Medal and Quotation yearly to a Canadian who has made excellent contributions to the public understanding of science – to advance our imaginative and prescient.
Earlier recipients embrace David Suzuki, Ursula Franklin, Chris Hadfield, Molly Shoichet, Bob MacDonald, Timothy Caulfield, Ivan Semeniuk, and André Picard.
The William Edmond Logan Award was created in 2015 as a companion to the Fleming Medal to acknowledge organizations somewhat than people.
Previous winners embrace Celestica, Sanofi Pasteur Canada, IBM Canada, the Science Communication Program at Laurentian College and Toronto Metropolitan College’s SciXchange.
Collectively, the Fleming Medal and Logan Award are two of a really small quantity of awards celebrating excellent science communication efforts in Canada.
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