Alan Nursall


Alan Nursall, President & CEO Telus World of Science -Edmonton

Alan Nursall is the President and CEO of the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. Originally from Edmonton, Nursall has 30 years of experience in the science center and museum community where he has developed world-class exhibits, programs, education, theatres, and operations.

A skilled presenter, Nursall is known for his engaging live presentations along with a weekly science segment broadcast nationally on Discovery Canada. His involvement with Discovery began in 1996 and his current segment, The Alan Nursall Experience, has him engaging the public in learning science through experiments. He also goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the science in unusual locations. The Alan Nursall Experience is filmed in Toronto and has travelled to locations throughout Canada as well as New York City and Seoul.

Nursall’s passion for science and learning is contagious and his involvement in the science center industry is extensive. He has served as chair of the Conference Planning Committee and the Leading Edge Awards Committee for the Association of Science- Technology Centres. He has also held leadership positions within the Canadian Association of Science Centres. 

Nursall earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University. He has two grown children, Alexandra and Cameron.