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Mark L. Winston is the recipient of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction for his book Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive. One of the world’s leading experts on bees and pollination, Dr. Winston is also an internationally recognized researcher, teacher and writer. He directed Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue for 12 years, where he founded the Centre’s Semester in Dialogue, a program that creates leadership development opportunities that equip and empower students contribute to social change in communities.

As a consultant and thought leader, Dr. Winston partners with universities, corporations, NGOs, governments and communities to advance communication skills, engage public audiences with controversial issues through dialogue, and implement experiential learning and community engagement in educational institutions. As an award-winning writer and editor, he works with students, scientists, other professionals and writers to develop compelling non-fiction, from proposals and newspaper opinion pieces to manuscripts and books.

He currently is a Professor and Senior Fellow in Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, and a Professor of Biological Sciences.

Recent News/Media

Forthcoming: I’m pleased to report that I have a new book in the works,hopefully for spring 2018,  co-authored with the wonderful Canadian poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar:

Winston, M.L. and R.J. Saklikar 2018. Listening to the Bees. Nightwood Editions,
                      Gibson’s B.C.

Vancouver Institute lectureWhat can we learn from the demise of bees?” is now available online

Bee Audacious

The Final Report for the Bee Audacious conference is now available, and it’s full of exciting ideas: “Audacious Visions for the Future of Bees, Beekeeping and Pollination

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