Ariel Fenster PhD - Founding Member
Recently retired, Dr. Ariel Fenster is a founding member of McGill's Office for Science and Society, and has been recognized as an outstanding communicator and an exceptional promoter of science. Throughout his career, Dr. Fenster has given over 800 public presentations in both English and in French across North America and Overseas, and also appeared regularly on television and radio to discuss issues related to health, environmental and technology.
His contributions to teaching and to the popularization of science have been recognized by numerous awards. Among them: the "McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science" from the Royal Society of Canada (1992, inaugural award) and the Michael Smith Award for the Promotion of science in Canada from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2005).
A native of the wine-growing region of Bergerac, France, Dr. Fenster holds a Master's degree from the University of Paris and a PhD from McGill University.