Thank you science championShania Ramharrack-Maharaj
Shania champions science with the
McMaster’s Geotrails Project
Shania is part of the team of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members who are working on a geotrails project. The team is building virtual field trips featuring trails and attractions throughout Ontario. The online and interactive tours highlight local geology, ecology and fluvial (river) highlights along the trails and make scientific information easily accessible for the general public.
Science communication is how people can learn about major scientific advances and reflect on how those discoveries will affect our society. I’m very passionate about research focused on climate change and I share the wealth of knowledge I’ve acquired wherever and however I can. Many people don’t understand the complex and interconnected nature of climate change unless they consciously make an effort to study it. But if we are to have a fighting chance in addressing climate change, everyone needs a basic and shared understanding of its severity and the most impactful solutions we can implement as a society and as individuals in our day-to-day lives. All scientists should share their passion for their work with the world because sharing information leads to progress.