Michael Brunt is currently perusing doctoral studies in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia. Before returning to school he was a freelance science writer and international speaker. He holds an Honours B.Sc. specializing in Zoology from the University of Guelph and a M.Sc. in Population Medicine specializing in Animal Welfare from the Ontario Veterinary College.
Michael grew up on a small dairy farm near the Canadian capital of Ottawa. He spent 18 years working in academia facilitating scientific research projects and has been appointed to numerous local, national and international Boards and Committees. From 2012 – 2015 he worked as a writer and editor for Speaking of Research.
It can be said that while his love for animals and curiosity with science steered him towards this formal academic training, his fascination with people has drawn him to be a communicator. Michael is also a single father, motorcycle enthusiast and traveller.