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David Suzuki | Scientist, Broadcaster, Author

April 8th @ 12:00pm eastern

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is 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. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded with Dr. Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.” His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C.

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Kim Holmen | International Director Norwegian Polar Institute

April 15th @ 12:00pm eastern

Kim is the International director at Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), in Tromsø, Norway (2011-present). He’s also a Professor in environment and climate at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. His research interests are within the fields of human induced climate change and biogeochemical cycles. His Field-work experience includes over 30 years of climate monitoring activities in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, as well as expeditions to Antarctica and Siberia. Recent work also addresses the role of science in policy and ethics including two books exploring ethics and human responsibility for climate change.

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Nicole Rycroft | Founder and Director of Canopy

April 22nd @ 12:00pm eastern

Nicole leads the strategic direction of award winning environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, and is committed to ensuring that the power of the global market place leverages tangible eco-solutions, a green economy and substantial conservation gains for the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests. Nicole and her team have worked to transform unsustainable global supply chains, develop innovative solutions, and green the purchasing practices of more than 750 large companies including H&M, Zara/Inditex and Penguin Random House. Nicole is an Ashoka Fellow, a member of the UBS Global Visionaries Program, Meritorious Service Cross of
Canada recipient, and a winner of the Canadian Environment Award Gold Medal and the 2020 Climate Breakthrough Award.

The Magic of Forests 

The world’s great forests are the lungs of our planet but did you also know that trees talk to each other? This session will explore how forests keep our climate stable as well as animals safe and humans healthy. We’ll also look at what Harry Potter and your favourite tee-shirts have to do with the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests.

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