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 Huffingtonpost.ca and Skepticnorth.com. He is committed to a compassionate defense of science for the betterment of all Canadians.