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BSc (UWO), HBSc (UWO),
PhD (Laval)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
and
Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Science Education and
Science Communication
(Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Science)

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Professeur adjoint

Département de biologie
Faculté des sciences
et
Faculté de l’Éducation
Université d’Ottawa

Pédagogie scientifique et communication scientifique
(Écologie, Évolution et Sciences
Environnementales)

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Video of Keynote talk online now

Last February 2011, I traveled to St. John’s, Newfoundland to give the Keynote Lecture at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference at Memorial University. During this lecture, I spoke on the need for academics to participate actively in the public discourse of science and drew upon some case study failures of scientific communication, including the propagation of pseudo-science in creationism, as well as the ignoring of science in the business evaluation of climate change.  The organizing committee of the conference recorded my talk and have since posted it on Youtube in some easy-to-digest segments (see below):.

Part 1 (the video hiccups a bit at the beginning but doesn’t last long)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auj9vHLgFUQ

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrnC0x67aDQ

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbYGGnFeAaM

.Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pSGrv0O0_Q

.Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uz5qNlAxx0

.Also, here is a pdf copy of the presentation. Also, as promised at the conference, the link to the videos from our Nature of Things documentary can be found here.

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