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.
Vincent Allaire, media officer
Living in Montreal, Vincent joined the SMCC in January 2013. Previously, he worked as a researcher at CBC/Radio-Canada and as editor in chief of the award-winning student newspaper Quartier Libre. He holds degrees in Physics and Mathematics from McGill University, as well as a Certificate in Journalism from Université de Montréal.