Michael is an advanced-care paramedic in York Region, just north of Toronto, Ontario. A theatrical lighting designer as well, he re-trained in 2005 as an EMT-Paramedic Specialist at the University of Iowa and as an advanced care paramedic at Durham College. Michael is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto working towards an undergraduate degree in physiology.
Michael has been active in the science advocacy community for 3 years and blogs at Skepticnorth.com. He is committed to a compassionate defense of science for the betterment of all Canadians.
Michael also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Kim Hébert is an occupational therapist. She is interested in the promotion of science and reason, particularly regarding therapeutic health interventions. She blogs occasionally about occupational therapy and other health topics at Science-Based Therapy.
Gem Newman is a software developer who graduated with distinction from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, specialising in artificial intelligence. He is a former research associate at the University of Manitoba’s HRI lab, where he participated in research and co-authored papers in the field of human-robot interaction, and a contributor to open source software projects, including the Julia programming language. Gem is also the producer of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast. He has been active in science advocacy since 2008 and is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian policy is informed by science.