Environmentalist to Speak at 29th
Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture
Central Bank of Barbados today announced that one of the
world’s foremost authorities on environmental matters will
deliver this year’s Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture at 8:00
p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2004 at the Frank Collymore Hall.
Dr. David Suzuki, Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and an
award-winning scientist and environmentalist.
Suzuki, who is perhaps best known for his television series “The
Nature of Things”, will speak on the topic
“The Environment or the Economy: What is the
announcing Dr. Suzuki as the 2004 Sir Winston Scott Memorial
lecturer, Governor Dr. Marion Williams said that the Bank was
pleased to attract a presenter who is in the vanguard of
environmental activism and preservation.
Governor further stated that Dr. Suzuki’s visit to Barbados
must be seen in the context of continued efforts to promote the
preservation of the natural, physical and economic environment
at the national, regional and global levels.
Suzuki’s scholastic and academic achievements are impressive.
In 1972, he was awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
for the outstanding scientist in Canada under the age of 35. He
has won numerous awards and holds sixteen honorary degrees in
Canada, the U.S and Australia. A member of the Royal society of
Canada and the Order of Canada, Dr. Suzuki has written forty
books, including 17 for children. His 1976 textbook An
Introduction to Genetic Analysis (with A.J.F.Griffiths)
remains the most widely used genetics text book in the United
States and has been translated into Italian, Greek, Indonesian,
Arabic, French and German.
addition, he is the recipient of UNESCO’s KALINGA prize for
Science, the United Nations Environment Programme medal and the
Global 500 award. He is a fellow of the American Association of
the Advancement of Science.
Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture, now in its 29th
year, is held in honour of this country’s first native
Governor General and to celebrate the island’s Independence.
Central Bank of Barbados, sponsor of the lecture, extends a
special invitation to all Barbadians to hear the
environmentalist, geneticist and highly acclaimed broadcaster
who presents the complexities of the natural sciences in a
compelling, easily understood way.