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Joe Schwarcz


Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society.”  He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging.  Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public and is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry.  He hosts "The Dr. Joe Show" on Montreal's CJAD and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television.  Dr. Schwarcz also writes a newspaper column entitled “The Right Chemistry” and has authored a number of books, “Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs,” “The Genie in the Bottle,” "That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles," “Dr. Joe And What You Didn’t Know,” “The Fly In The Ointment” “Let Them Eat Flax” “An Apple A Day,” “Brain Fuel,” “Science, Sense and Nonsense,” “Dr. Joe’s Brain Sparks,” “Dr. Joe’s Health Lab, ” “The Right Chemistry,” “Is That a Fact and his latest, released in May is “Monkeys, Myths and Molecules.”  He is also an amateur conjurer and often spices up his presentations with a little magic.  Dr. Schwarcz was awarded the 2010 “Montreal Medal” which is the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada. In 2015 he was named winner of the Balles Prize for critical thinking by the US based Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Email: Joe [dot] schwarcz [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Phone: 514-398-6238 


"Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: A Chemist Separates Fact from Fiction" book review, Science-Based Medicine. August 11: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/monkeys-myths-and-molecules-a-chemist-separates-fact-from-fictio/

"Monkeys to Molecules: Joe Schwarcz dispels myths about science" on CBC's The Current; May 6 broadcast: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-6-2015-1.3062951/monkeys-to-molecules-joe-schwarcz-dispels-myths-about-science-1.3062999

The Social; May 11 broadcast: http://www.thesocial.ca/video?vid=611525 [segment begins at 2.35 mark]

Canada AM; May 11 broadcast: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/mobile/monkeys-myths-and-molecules-new-book-debunks-common-misconceptions-1.2368427

Global TV; April 29 broadcast: http://globalnews.ca/video/1968169/demystifying-food-trends

The Agenda with Steve Paikin; April 27 broadcast: http://tvo.org/video/212783/last-roundup-debate

"Organic Cosmetics", first segment of a "Organic Panic", a 5-part documentary series on VisionTV; April 15 broadcast: http://www.visiontv.ca/video/organic-panic-e1-cosmetics-full-episode/ 

GAWKER.COM (mention), “The ‘Food Babe’ Blogger is Full of Shit”; http://gawker.com/the-food-babe-blogger-is-full-of-shit-

New York Times (mention), Courtney Rubin on The Food Babe; March 13, 2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/style/taking-on-the-food-industry-one-blog-post-at-a-time.html?_r=0

"Scientists question research on homeopathic treatment for ADHD" on CBC's The Current; March 5 broadcast: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-5-2015-1.2982500/scientists-question-research-on-homeopathic-treatment-for-adhd-1.2982505 



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