David Pearson

Scientist, TV Personality


Who is David Pearson?

David Pearson is a Canadian scientist, academic and television personality. He is a professor of earth sciences and science communication at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and was the founding director of Science North, the city's interactive science museum, from 1980 to 1986. He retained an advisory position with Science North after 1986, and returned as science director in 2007 following the departure of Alan Nursall from the institution.

Pearson serves as the director of Science North and Laurentian University's joint graduate diploma in Science Communication. He has held this position since its establishment in 2004.

Pearson also hosted science-oriented television programming, including TVOntario's Understanding the Earth and MCTV's syndicated The World Around Us, in the 1980s. He received the Ward Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada for promotion of the earth sciences in 2001, and the McNeil Medal for science communication from the Royal Society of Canada in 2003.

More recently, David Pearson was the co-chair of the 2009 Ontario Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation.

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on July 23, 2013


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