I am pleased to announce that the Skeptic North family of bloggers has grown by one today! Dianne Sousa, whom regular readers and commenters will surely recognize, is joining our intrepid team of cross-country* skeptics. She’s been a long-time commenter at our young blog, and many of you have had conversations with her by now.
As her biography states:
Dianne is currently a student pursuing certification as an addictions counselor. She holds a degree from the University of Guelph in criminal justice, public policy and social psychology. Her formal entry in the the addictions field is what reignited her interest in all things skeptical. She also crochets extensively and enjoys bad film, usually at the same time. All views expressed by Dianne are her personal views alone, and do not represent the opinions of any current, former or future employers, or any organizations or associations that she may be affiliated with.
For my part, I first met Dianne (in person) 6 months ago at the first ever Kitchener-Waterloo Drinking Skeptically (started by our friend, Cory Albrecht). She and I have since attended several DS‘s together, as well as the Toronto Skepticamp and the Toronto Whole Life Expo. More recently, we also helped to hastily make last minute preparations for the KW Homeopathy overdose attempt. I know Dianne to be a fiery skeptic, unafraid to share her opinions. But I also know her to be measured, deliberate, and insightful, and I’m excited to see what kind of content she is going to bring to our pages.
Look for Dianne’s first piece tomorrow, I expect you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Welcome aboard Dianne, we’re all excited to have you here!