Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Dr Brock Harpur

Dr Brock Harpur

Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Biography

Brock Harpur is currently a National Science and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Donnelley Centre, University of Toronto. His work brings together large data sets to explore the evolution and genetics of honey bees. Brock completed his PhD on population genomics of honeybees with Amro Zayed (York University). Brock has always been interesting in insects and genetics, but after his first foray into beekeeping he was hooked (stung, if you will).  He has established beekeeping programs in Northern Canada, worked with the City of Toronto to establish goals for pollinator health, and given public talks to dozens of local organizations. Brock has been awarded the prestigious Julie Payette Research Scholarship from the National Science and Engineering Research Council, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Entomological Society of Canada’s President’s Prize, and was an Elia Research Scholar during his time at York University.