Bob McDonald has been communicating science internationally through television, radio, print and live presentations for more than 30 years. Currently, he is the host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, the award-winning CBC radio science program. He is also a regular columnist for CBC television's The National, and documentary reporter for The National Magazine and weekly commentator for CBC Newsmorning. Bob is also the Gemini winning host of the children's science television series “Head’s Up.”
As a print journalist, Bob has authored three science books and contributed to numerous science textbooks, newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Owl Magazine and many others. He has produced and hosted more than 100 educational videos now in use across North America.
Bob McDonald has been awarded the Michael Smith Award for Science Communication from NSERC, the Sir Sanford Flemming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute and the McNieil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. He holds four honourary doctorates, from Guelph University, Carleton University, Laurentian and McMaster University.
Bob lives and sails in Toronto.