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 student leadership development opportunities that 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.

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A busy month of talks, readings and events coming up. Hope to meet some blog followers there:

18 September 2016, 12:30, Great Expectations Tent, Word on the Street, Saskatoon, “Growing Cities: Innovative Ways that Nature and People Grow Cities,” with Frankie Ferragine

22 September 2016, 6:30, Banyen Books, Vancouver, 3608 W. 4th Ave.,”Bee Time” talk/reading

24/25 September 2016, South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings, South Dakota, “Bee Time” talk/readings, workshop for writers

6 October 2016, University of British Columbia Okanagan Reading Series, Kelowna Art Gallery, “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive”


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