Join us on twitter for #cdnscichat!

Here's a summary of our first #cdnscichat with 2 researchers from PEARL! Read on to hear their answers to our questions from the Polar Vortex to government funding issues to what they eat at the lab!

This #cdnscichat had ended but stay tuned for the next one!


Want to participate? Hop on Twitter at 1 PM ET on Thursday, October 12, and use the #cdnscichat hashtag to participate. We'll be having an informal conversation and you'll be able to ask questions to Pierre and Dan. Be sure to tag all your questions and comments using the hashtag so we can all see it and talk with each other!

If you aren't on twitter - that's okay! We'll post a summary of the chat, right here on this blog post, after we wrap up. 

Here's more about our special guests:

Dr. Pierre Fogal is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto and serves as the Site Manager for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka, Nunavut, where he is responsible for logistics, on-site personnel, activities, and instrument operations. Over the past two decades, he has been active in measuring atmospheric composition and radiance at sites from Eureka to the South Pole. Dr. Fogal is a co-investigator in the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) funded PARABLE and CALASET stratospheric balloon projects and he has participated in balloon campaigns around the world from south Texas to Kiruna, Sweden, having worked with the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) and the CSA. He has been involved in aircraft measurement programs on the NASA B-57. His first trip to Eureka and the Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Observatory (now the PEARL RidgeLab) was in 1994 as a newly minted post-doctoral fellow from the University of Denver.

Dan Weaver (PhD Candidate, University of Toronto) is studying climate change, ozone depletion, and the Arctic atmosphere. He collects his research data at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL). As an educator, Mr. Weaver has taught in classrooms, contributed to textbooks, and created educational programs for organizations such as Science Rendezvous. He gives regular public talks to connect University research with the public and is an Ontario College of Teachers certified teacher.

Kathleen Walsh

Director of Policy

Kathleen Walsh is driven by a passion for social innovation and finding ways to make policy more effective, inclusive, and based on robust evidence. She serves as Evidence for Democracy's Director of Policy, and was previously the organization's Interim Executive Director.