Dr. David Suzuki, Co-Founder
Award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki is the Foundation's co-founder with Tara Cullis. He is familiar to audiences around the world as host of CBC TV's long-running series, The Nature of Things. From 1969 to 2001 he was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, and is currently professor emeritus. He has authored over 40 books, and is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. Dr. Suzuki has received numerous awards for his work, including a UNESCO prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. He has 22 honorary doctorates from universities in the USA, Canada, and Australia. For his support of Canada's First Nations people, Dr. Suzuki has been honored with six names and formal adoption by two tribes.
Dr. Tara Cullis, Co-Founder
An award-winning writer and former faculty member of Harvard University, Dr. Cullis is president and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. She has been a key player in environmental movements in the Amazon, Southeast Asia, and British Columbia. Dr. Cullis has been adopted and named by the Haida, the Gitga'at, the Heiltsuk and the Nam'gis First Nations. An active campaigner and remarkable organizer, Dr. Cullis founded or co-founded nine organizations before starting the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990.