Alex Bielak, PhDFounder, Alex Bielak Communications
Alex is an internationally-recognized pioneer in Science Communication, and Knowledge Translation and Brokering, in the natural resources and water sectors. In the course of a distinguished and varied career, Alex led various initiatives and successful communications campaigns linking science and policy development; authored some key publications in the field; and frequently provided advice on science communications and science-policy linkages at the request of various organizations, and government departments across Canada and internationally, including the UN.
Among many awards Alex was recognized by the University of Waterloo, with the Alumni of Honour Award, and he and his team received Environment Canada’s “2013 Citation of Excellence" for "outstanding innovation demonstrated in connecting people to science." He continues to serve on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees, and his alter ego is an accomplished food, drink and travel journalist and photographer.