Mark Winston

Professor, Apiculture & Social Insects

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Mark L. Winston is that rare individual, a scientist who can speak eloquently to the public. Recognized as one of the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark has had an illustrious career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. He directed Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue for 12 years, where he achieved wide recognition as a distinguished Canadian educator. He consults widely, in university, corporate, non-profit, government and community settings, utilizing dialogue to advance communication skills, thoughtfully engage public audiences with controversial issues, implement experiential learning and community engagement in educational institutions, enhance leadership and develop/edit ideas and proposals for non-fiction writing from newspaper opinion pieces to books. He is currently seconded to SFU's Centre for Dialogue as Professor and Senior Fellow (


  • BA, Boston University
  • MA, Boston University
  • PhD, University of Kansas


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