2004: M. Brock Fenton

2003: Robert Buckman

Medical oncologist, teacher, presenter of award winning science-and-medicine TV programmes in Britain and Canada; host of weekly medical series on both TVOntario (Vital Signs) and Discovery Channel (Human Wildlife); author of more than a dozen doctor-patient communication books.

2002: Bob McDonald

Pioneer of use of film and video in science education in Canada and U.S.A. during the 1950s and 1960s.  With Dr Donald Ivey, wrote Focus on Physics, Two for Physics, The Nature of Things, Frames of Reference and Random Events; teacher of physics and computer science; Chair of Computer Science, U of T, 1975.

2001: J. N. Patterson Hume

Science correspondent, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, producer, writer/host of educational videos and books.

2000: Ursula Martius Franklin

Engineer, teacher, researcher, active in the public arena on issues of education, peace, human rights and the social impact of science and technology; Companion of the Order of Canada and Senior Fellow, Massey College, U of T.

1999: John Charles Polanyi

Teacher, author, internationally-renowned advisor on science policy, the control of armaments and peacekeeping; recipient of 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

1998: Sid Katz

    Teacher, broadcaster, writer and award-winning science communicator.

Biologist, educator, internationally respected expert on bats, gifted classroom and TV communicator on conservation and ecology, developed bat walks and exhibits, author of popular books about bats.

2005: Joe Schwartz

Scientist, teacher, writer, broadcaster dedicated to making chemistry fun, comprehensible and relevant.  His ability to make science highly accessible has been recognized through numerous awards.

Internationally-known space artist, writer, commentator and author.  His extraordinary talent is able to capture what the camera does not, to comment on exploration and adventure, to take you to places you could not go, and to document the scientific and technological pursuits of the U.S. space program for history.

2006: Paul Fjeld

National science writer for the Toronto Star since 1998, he has received three major science journalism awards in this period.  It is the responsibility of science journallists to develop an understanding of science in their readers by telling its exciting, controversial, and sometimes troubling stories.  He has worked tirelessly and passionately to tell those stories.

2007: Peter Calamai

2008: Henry Lickers

A Haudenosaunee citizen of the Seneca Nation and a member of the Turtle Clan, for many years he has been the Director of the Department of Environment for the Mohawk Council of Awkesasne.  He has mentored many young members of the First Nations, teaching them the ways of modern science, strengthened by the insights and values of his own people.

Killam Chair and Professor Ecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, he is well known for his many public presentations and lay articles on issues concerning freshwater and boreal landscapes.  His work has influenced policies to control eutrophication and acid rain.  His recent book with J. R. Vallentyne, The Algal Bowl, allows average citizens to understand eutrophication and how to prevent algal blooms.

2009: David Schindler

  2010: Paul Delaney

He has been at York University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy since 1986, lecturing in a wide array of undergraduate courses and overseeing the campus Astronomical Observatory and its associated Public Outreach activities.  He has written numerous articles on astronomy for local newspapers and magazines and has been a regular radio and television commentator, elaborating upon recent astronomical discoveries and the highlights of space missions.  He has received both the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University Wide Teaching Awards.