Speaking

Michael is an engaging and dynamic international speaker who interweaves his personal life experiences, science and love for animals in order to engage, entertain and educate his audiences.

Past Engagements

September 12, 2018 – Fostering Increases in Transparency. 42nd Annual Conference of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Cambridge, Canada

March 3, 2018 – Embracing the Human-Animal Bond in Research. 40th Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, Niagara Falls, Canada

June 14, 2017 – Volunteerism – It’s a Way of Life. 31st Annual Charles River Short Course, Mashantucket, Connecticut

June 8, 2017 – Empowering Yourself for Public Outreach. 56th Annual Symposium of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Calgary, Canada

May 17, 2017 – Transform Yourself with Volunteerism. 16th Annual QUAD Symposium, Uncasville, Connecticut

May 16, 2017 – Public Transparency for the CRO. KFI Mini Summit on Safety and Security in a Research World, Stouffville, Canada

March 3, 2017 – Beyond ACLAM Boards: Volunteering in the LAS Community. Laboratory Animal Science Mini-Symposium, Guelph, Canada

October 31, 2016 – Volunteerism – It’s a Way of Life. 67th Annual National Meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Charlotte, North Carolina

August 31, 2016 – Sharing Animal Research with the Public. 31st Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Federação das Sociedades de Biologia Experimental, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

June 11, 2016 – Moving from Controversy to Conversation: Building public trust in the face of animal activism. 55th Annual Symposium of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Toronto, Canada

November 2, 2015 – A Shared Vision for International Outreach. 66th Annual National Meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Phoenix, Arizona

June 2, 2015 – InReach for OutReach – Many Elements, One Vision. 54th Annual Symposium of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Montreal, Canada

March 6, 2015 – Let’s Talk Science: Bringing Research to the Public. Laboratory Animal Science Mini-Symposium, Guelph, Canada

October 23, 2014 – Challenging the Myths Surrounding Laboratory Animal Science. Division of Comparative Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

June 17, 2014 – Becoming a Myth Buster: Opportunities and Obstacles in Outreach. 53rd Annual Symposium of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Ottawa, Canada

March 1, 2014 – 10 Myths Surrounding Laboratory Animal Science. 36th Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, Toronto, Canada