Brian Alters honored by Royal Society of Canada

Brian AltersBrian Alters

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Brian Alters, a member of NCSE's board of directors, on receiving the prestigious McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada, in recognition of "his world-famous work on the promotion of education about evolution." In a congratulatory letter, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum of McGill University described the award as a "wonderful tribute” to Alters’s “talents, outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to public awareness of science.”

Alters is the Tomlinson Chair in Science Education and Sir William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, where he also founded and directs the Evolution Education Research Centre. He is the author of several books, including Defending Evolution: A Guide to the Creation/Evolution Controversy (Jones and Bartlett 2001), coauthored with Sandra M. Alters. He testified as an expert witness on science education for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover. Alters was awarded NCSE's "Friend of Darwin" award in 2005.