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One of Canada's best-known science media experts, Jay Ingram is co-host and producer of Daily Planet, television's first daily science show. His Jay's Journal is a well-known regular feature of that program.
Ingram hosted CBC Radio's science program Quirks And Quarks from 1979 to 1992, earning him two ACTRA Awards, including one for Best Host. During the '80s, he was also Contributing Editor to Owl Magazine. He also hosted two radio documentary series, The Talk Show, about language, and Cranial Pursuits, about the brain. The Talk Show won a Science in Society Journalism Award. Following that, Ingram presented items on the brain for the CBC TV's The Health Show and contributed regular weekly science features for CBC Newsworld's Canada Live (1993-94).
He has been awarded the 1984 Royal Society of Canada McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, the 1986 Sandford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute for his work popularizing science, and the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees: from Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster and King's College in Halifax.
Ingram has written ten books, three of which have won Canadian Science Writers' Awards. His latest is The Daily Planet Book of Cool Ideas - Global Warming and What People are Doing About It. He is an engaging, provocative speaker who can address complex, scientific issues in non-technical terms, making them interesting, relevant and accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Jay Ingram's Speaker Programs:
- Cool Ideas: Global Warming and What People are Doing About It.
Jay Ingram's Testimonials:
"In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould and Oliver Sacks, [Ingram] manages a difficult trick - making the minutiae of science seem alluring to the uninitiated." MacLean's
"Ingram is a wizard at transforming complex curiosities of the natural and physical sciences into entertaining anecdotes." The Edmonton Sun
"With his trademark wit and wonderment, Ingram makes the science of our lives accessible and fascinating." Avalon Publishing Group Inc.
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