Penny Park, Executive Director
Penny Park comes to the Science Media Centre with extensive hands-on experience in radio and television science journalism in Canada. From 1980 to 1995 she worked as a producer and senior producer with “Quirks and Quarks,” the award-winning weekly science program on CBC radio. Since 1995, Park has been with the Discovery Channel, where she helped develop the show now called “Daily Planet”. Originally from Montreal, she first earned a BA from the University of New Brunswick, studying linguistics, followed by a B.Sc (honours) in biology from the University of Guelph, graduating there in 1980.
Jim Handman, Acting Executive Director
Jim Handman is a freelance science journalist, media trainer, and university instructor. For 17 years, Jim was the Executive Producer of the CBC Radio science program, Quirks & Quarks. Jim has also taught broadcast journalism at Ryerson University, Laurentian University, Western University, and the National University of Rwanda. In addition, he was a Science-Writer-in-Residence at the Journalism School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.