The People's Summit Marquee Series Presents:
David Suzuki

Saturday, June 17, 1995

8 p.m.
Saint Mary's University
Burke Education Building

Topic: Setting the Real Bottom Line

Biography and Background

Over half of all living Nobel prize winners signed a Warning to Humanity in 1992 and 58 World Academics of Science released a document in 1994 suggesting that humankind is embarked on an uprecedented and catastrophic path of destroying the very support systems of life. Population growth, overconsumption, inappropriate technological application and economic expansion are changing the biophysical features of the Earth. What is driving the destruction is neoclassical economics which glorifies human creativity and produces capacity while externalizing the natural capital and services. Politicians and business people ignore the warnings of scientists to pursue a suicidal agenda.
Since 1969 David Suzuki Ph.D has been a full Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is currently with the Sustainable Development Research Institute. He was the recipient of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship Award as the "Outstanding Canadian Research Scientist under the age of 35" from 1969 to 1972. As a distinguished journalist and broadcaster, he is familiar to television audiences as the host of CBC's "The Nature of Things" and "A Planet for the Taking". Dr. Suzuki is a past recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program medal and Global 500. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and recipient of 11 honorary degrees in Canada and the United States. Known for his work in support of Canada's Native people, he lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and two children in Vancouver.