January 17, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems & World-wide Education & Broadcast || An Innovative Graduate Training Program

Seminar: Claire Martin (Friday, January 17th)

January 8, 2014

January 17, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

“Sexy, scintillating and straight forward science. How to communicate science and not bore your audience to death”






 Friday, January 17th,

 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 Room: MCLD 202 (2356 Main Mall)

 Everyone welcome!

Weather is something that affects our everyday activities and more recently climate change has become a contentious platform for discussion resulting in both proponents and skeptics. There is little doubt most everyone is interested in the weather! This concern affects all levels of activities from the local and regional to global. All levels of governance are brought into the debate, including the UN. Is the public confused and skeptical of the science and the experts that seem not to agree? Who and what can we believe and trust?  What can Interesting, entertaining and  credible straight forward science contribute to this global debate?


Bio: Claire Martin is a CBC News on-air meteorologist. She delivers national forecasts and reports on breaking weather stories for the CBC News Weather Centre and is the primary meteorologist for CBC News – The National. Notably, Martin captivated viewers with her live coverage from Naples, FL during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Prior to joining the CBC, Martin worked for Global Television’s afternoon news program in Edmonton. In the early 1990s, she worked for Environment Canada as a meterological technician and forecaster, forecasting the weather in remote and isolated communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Martin’s career began in the United Kingdom, where she worked for the UK Meteorological Office, providing forecasts and weather warnings for southwest England.

Martin has received numerous international awards for her work and is a three-time recipient of the “World’s Best Weather Presenter” award, granted by The International Weathercasters Festival in Paris. She also won an award for “Outstanding TV Weather Presentation” from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in June 2004. In 2005, the American Meteorology Society recognized Martin as a certified broadcast meteorologist. She is the first person in Canada to receive this certification.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Science, specializing in meteorology, from the University of Alberta. She also graduated with distinction from Reading College in England and holds a higher national certificate in mathematics, physics and statistics.

She has recently finished her “Professional Meteorologist” certification, and is the only person currently on-air in Canada to hold such a designation.

Visit Claire’s weather blog »

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