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Richard Zurawski

Green candidate for Halifax West

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My career consists of three paths: politics, academics, and media.

My career consists of three paths: politics, academics, and media. As a politician, I was an elected HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) Councillor for District 12 and served for four years. I am a past candidate for the Green Party of Canada in Halifax West, and am part of the federal Green Party Shadow Cabinet as climate change critic. Academically, I am in the final stages of my PhD in Education, specializing in discourse analysis as it relates to sciences and media. I have a B.Sc in physics and an M.A. (Research) in education. Until this past year, I was a professor at two universities, Saint Mary’s University (faculty of Engineering) and Mount Saint Vincent University (faculties of Education and Communications & PR). My career in the media is extensive. Currently, I have a weekly science question and answer show on Q104 (radio) in Halifax, called the Q-Files and I do a weekly science interview on Sirius 167, with Andrew Krystal. I have had an almost four decade long career as a meteorologist and science reporter for the CBC, CTV, GlobalTV, and Rogers Media. As a documentary filmmaker I have produced, written and hosted numerous science and history documentaries, broadcast domestically and abroad. I have syndicated three children’s television series. My latest production was a three hour mini series for Discovery HD. My efforts to understand the media and its role in how people learn about the sciences also extends to books I have published. Two of my books relate to the weather and climate change, my third is about the role of the media in science and my fourth is about the public face of science. My work to promote science and learning on all levels was rewarded in November 2013 with the Discovery Centre’s Science Champion Award.



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