After 43 years of hosting The nature of thingsthis upcoming season will be David Suzuki’s last: he retires in the spring of 2023.
“I was fortunate to be blessed with good health which allowed me to continue hosting the series long after my ‘best date,'” Suzuki said.
He is the host nature of things The longest-running science series on TV, since October 24, 1979. During its 62 years of showing, it presents dramatic and insightful stories that are guided by a scientific understanding of the world.
“I’m so grateful to the Canadians who kept us on the show and to the CBC for sticking with me,” added Suzuki.
“The nature of things is a unique series that comes from an ecocentric rather than an anthropocentric perspective, a critical understanding of how we got into the mess we’re in and how to get out of it.
Suzuki is a world-renowned environmentalist and science broadcaster. Before his media career, he was a prominent professor and geneticist. He is the author of more than 50 books, has received several honorary degrees and awards, and has been recognized by the UN for his leadership in the field of the environment. Suzuki is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada. He also founded the influential non-profit environmental organization David Suzuki Foundation.
“Aging is a natural biological process that creates an opportunity for fresher, more imaginative contributions from younger people.” And I’ve been warning about it for years to ensure its continuation The nature of things we have to prepare for the transition when I’m gone. That moment is now.”
New hosting plans for the series following Suzuki’s departure will be announced in the coming weeks.
Look at last season The nature of things on CBC Gem.