Science is under attack. Censorship, budget cuts, disappearing data, and threats to shut down government agencies put the pursuit of knowledge at risk. On April 22nd, people who support science are taking a public stand. Daniel sat down with Michelle Cameron and Sarah-Louise Decrausaz of Humans in 5 - an educational series that explores the story of humanity - to discuss the nature and importance of science.
Sarah-Louise is a Swiss/Australian PhD student in biological anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. She completed her Hon. BSc. at the University of Toronto (2012) and M.A. at the University of Victoria (2014), both in Canada and in biological anthropology. Her current research focuses on the human skeletal components involved in childbirth. She uses a biocultural and multidisciplinary approach to her research, that includes considering the influence of development, childbirth practices, diet, activity, physiology and variation in body size and shape.
Michelle is a Canadian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto in Canada. She completed my PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in 2017. Her HBSc (2011) and MSc (2013) degrees were both completed at the University of Toronto. She use a range of biological, archaeological, and ecological tools to investigate the relationship between humans and their environments. In particular, her research looks at how physical activity, body size and shape, and diet interacted with ecological conditions in the past.
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