Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging.
Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public and is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry.
He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal's CJAD and Toronto’s CFRB and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television.
Dr. Schwarcz also writes a newspaper column entitled “The Right Chemistry” and has authored a number of books:
Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs
The Genie in the Bottle
That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles
The Fly In The Ointment
Dr. Joe And What You Didn’t Know
Let Them Eat Flax
An Apple A Day
Brain Fuel Science, Sense and Nonsense
all of which have made it on to the best seller list.
He is also an amateur conjurer and often spices up his presentations with a little magic. Dr. Schwarcz has been awarded the 2010 “Montreal Medal” which is the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada.