Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe)
Communications Director Nancy Baron with the help of Science Outreach Specialist Meghan Miner recently headed to St. Andrews, New Brunswick to deliver a communications and leadership training to 20 CHONe (Canadian Healthy Oceans Network) marine ecologists. The participants, representing six universities across Canada and whose research spanned Canada's three oceans, were selected from the larger CHONe team to learn the communications and leadership skills needed to better inform policymakers, journalists and the general public about their work and the work of the larger group. The group was joined by journalist trainers: Hannah Hoag, a Toronto-based freelancer; CBC reporters Lisa Johnson (Vancouver) and Cheryl Kawaja (Whitehorse), and former Scientific American editor-in-cheif John Rennie. The workshop was held at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and spanned Tuesday to Friday evening.