Jane Goodall, DBE
Dr. Jane Goodall, anthropologist, primatologist, author, educator and environmentalist, is known internationally for her ground-breaking research with wild chimpanzees in Africa and for her indefatigable advocacy on behalf of the environment. Eloquent, passionate and hopeful, Dr. Goodall leads through example as she raises awareness and understanding of the need for environmental conservation and sustainability.
Through the Jane Goodall Institute, with its programs such as Roots and Shoots, she encourages individuals to recognize and exercise their personal agency to effect positive change in the world.
Researcher, writer and role model, Dr. Goodall has already amassed an impressive legacy of environmental stewardship that is global in its impact and influence. The Gold Medal recognizes Dr. Goodall for her transformative role in raising environmental awareness and activism in Canada and throughout the world.