Virtual Night of the Notables – Learning Center

Welcome to Night of the Notables. I trust your evening has been going well. My name is David Suzuki and welcome to Eminent 2020! For a little information about me check out this video.

(This one)





Care to take a little quiz? Check the video up above and then answer the questions. (answer key at the bottom)


When was I born?

a.  The early 1920’s

b.  The start of the first world war

c.  The start of the second world war

d.  The 1900’s (wait I’m not that old yet am I?)


Where was I born? (hint: UBC)

a.  Ottawa

b.  Tokyo

c.  Vancouver Island

d.  Vancouver (not the island)


What is my foundation called?

a.  The David Suzuki Foundation

b.  The Environmentalists Society

c.  The Foundation for a Cleaner Earth

d.  The Suzuki Foundation


What have I produced in my lifetime?

a.  T.V. shows

b.  Podcasts

c.  Books

d.  All of these and more


How long was I the head of genetics at UBC?

a.  5 years

b.  10 years

c.  More than 30 years

d.  More than 40 years


And finally, what did I do most of my experiments on?

a.  Mice

b.  Fruit flies

c.  Deer

d.  Beetles


(1. c, 2. d, 3. a, 4. d, 5. c, 6. b)


Want to know a little bit more about my foundation check out this link: click here


I hope your night will continue to go well, and remember, I will be answering any questions you have down below.

I wish you all the best in your travels.

12 thoughts on “Virtual Night of the Notables – Learning Center

  1. Thanks for making a difference in this world. David, what do you consider your greatest accomplishments? Why? Also, climate change being one of the greatest threats facing the earth and humanity right now, what do you suggest we do to change this serious environmental catastrophe?

    1. Oh, that’s a hard one. I think my biggest accomplishment was, of course, my family, but also for simply making people smile while they learn a thing or two about nature. In terms of your question on climate change, energy needs to be renewable. As well, the accumulation of unrecyclable plastics is a plague that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible, which is now. However, the best thing for you to do right now is just recycling what you can and using only what you have to. Thank you for these excellent questions!

  2. David, what kept you inspired for all those years that you did experiments on fruit flies? What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

    1. Now, there were some dry spots, but I have to say fruit flies are more exciting than you give them credit for. As I mentioned above, the biggest accomplishment I have is my wonderful family!

  3. Awesome eminent pick! David Suzuki is a wonderfully eminent environmentalist. Great presentation and video!!!

  4. Good evening, Mr. Suzuki, great presentation! You’ve done a wonderful job 🙂

    What are some things that your foundation has been working on lately?

    1. Well thank you! Currently my foundation is working on a plethora of things. Some of these include environmental research, citizen empowerment, and collaboration with non-profit organizations.

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