Mark L. Winston is that rare individual, a scientist who can speak eloquently to the public. Recognized as one of the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark has had an illustrious career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. He directed Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue for 12 years, where he achieved wide recognition as a distinguished Canadian educator. He consults widely, in university, corporate, non-profit, government and community settings, utilizing dialogue to advance communication skills, thoughtfully engage public audiences with controversial issues, implement experiential learning and community engagement in educational institutions, enhance leadership and develop/edit ideas and proposals for non-fiction writing from newspaper opinion pieces to books. His book “Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” won the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.
“Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive” has won the 2015 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.
“In his exquisite Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, Mark L. Winston distills a life’s devotion to the study of bees into a powerful and lyrical meditation on humanity. This compelling book inspires us to reevaluate our own relationships both with each other and the natural world. Vital reading for our time.” Jury Statement, Governor-General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2015
Interview on CBC North by Northwest with Sheryl Mackay 7 November 2015
Interview on CBC The Current with Anna Marie Tremonti 10 November 2015
Global Civic Policy Salon, “Bees and Dialogue,” video 4 May 2016
Six months on national bestseller lists, including four weeks as the number one bestselling non-fiction book in Canada