Areas of expertise: Marketing, communcations, public relations, branding, media relations.
Current role: Director of Corporate Communications, Genome Alberta
Mr. Spear has an extensive communications career. He is an award-winning journalist with the CBC, media trainer for the U.S. Democratic Institute in Croatia, Marketing and Communications Manager for Alberta Beef Producers, and Director of Corporate Communications with Genome Alberta. In his current role, he is the co-founder of Science Borealis, the only Canadian science blogging network, and is active in setting government relations goals for the organization. Mike is a certified CTT+ trainer and facilitator. He is also a runner, a fair-weather cyclist, and dog owner. Mike is also an avid supporter of the Oxford comma, so beware.