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Suzuki to lecture at Memorial

Dr. David Suzuki, co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation and an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, will hold a public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Science on May 27. Dr. Suzuki is in St. John’s to receive a honorary degree from the university during spring convocation ceremonies.

Titled The Challenge of Our Time: Setting the Real Bottom Line, Dr. Suzuki’s lecture, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, will discuss what we can do to address the ecological crisis that we now confront on the planet.

“Human beings have become a geological force, altering the chemical, physical and biological features of the planet on an unprecedented scale,” said Dr. Suzuki. “The only thing we can manage is ourselves. Why are we not able to see the magnitude of our crisis and what keeps us from taking the steps needed to deal with them?”

Dr. Suzuki is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way.
Tickets for this public lecture are available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office. Regular tickets are $12, alumni, faculty and staff, $10; and students $5. A book signing will follow.