30 Jun 2016


June 30, 2016 -- Author and speaker Shar Levine, a founding member of Sci/Why, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. The appointment, announced today, is for "her contributions to making science easier for children to understand through her hands-on workshops and for her work to involve parents, teachers and librarians in science education."

The Vancouver-based author, known as The Science Lady, said she is still numb with the news. "It's a win for all science writers," In particular, she said, she shares the honour with her long-time writing partner, Leslie Johnstone.

The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


Paula Johanson said...

This is astoundingly good news. Hurrah for Shar Levine, our Science Lady! and Hurrah for this recognition of her gifts to our country!
It's so like her to acknowledge that this award recognises all science writers, and her writing partner in particular. Wonderful news.

Marie Powell said...

Wonderful news, Shar! Congratulations!

Joan Marie Galat said...

Congratulations on this momentous, richly deserved recognition!