Thank you science championJonathan Stone
Jonathon champions science as the director of the
Jonathan has made science communication and community outreach a key priority for the Origins Institute at McMaster. The institute hosts journal club seminiars, public lectures and colloquia throughout the year for audiences who share a passion for exploring some of the most interesting and important questions in science.
Science communication is a crucial component linking individuals and contemporary societies around the world (as your reading this attests). It can unite people, constituting a worldview, a universal, objective, evidence-based language to share understanding about nature, our place in it and responsibilities in its stewardship. Science outreach is a vital responsibility incumbent on members in the scientific community. Transferring knowledge and instilling understanding in people, integrated from classroom to lecture hall, neighbourhood, and region – even globally and beyond – prepares individuals, groups, communities, and human populations to adapt more effectively to and appreciate their environments. Science communication and outreach together thus improve humanity, creating better citizens at the local and global levels. Scientists should be science champions because they possess the passion to convey accurately technical information while helping their audience members find their own comprehension