is a Canadian
scientist, academic and television personality. He is a professor of earth sciences
and science communication
at Laurentian University
, and was the founding director of Science North
, the city's interactive science museum
, from 1980 to 1986. He retained an advisory position with Science North after 1986, and returned as science director in 2007 following the departure of Alan Nursall
from the institution.
Pearson also hosted science-oriented television programming, including TVOntario's Understanding the Earth and MCTV's syndicated The World Around Us, in the 1980s. He received the Ward Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada for promotion of the earth sciences in 2001, and the McNeil Medal for science communication from the Royal Society of Canada in 2003.