Skeptic North +1

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.

Two of these people are Skeptic North bloggers. All of these people survived, and nobody got drowsy.

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!

*I say “cross country skeptics”, even though there are now 3 bloggers who live in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.  That was not by design, I promise you!

One Response to “Skeptic North +1”

  1. Thomas Doubts says:

    Welcome Dianne! As a lonely skeptic in the vast wilds of Northern Ontario (ah, Kapuskasing), Skeptic North is the only thing keeping me tethered to the burgeoning Canadian skeptical movement, and helping to form around my fragile frame a candy coating of protection from the all the nonsense floating around in the woo-niverse. I look forward to reading the thoughts of the newest super hero at Skeptic North. Praise the Randi, and pass the ammunition!


  • Steve Thoms

    Steve is a professional music teacher living in Kitchener, Ontario. He studied recorded music production at Fanshawe College, and Political Studies/History at Trent University, where he specialized in political economy and global politics. He is an amateur astronomer, and an award-winning astro-photographer. Steve also runs the blog, Oot and Aboot with Some Canadian Skeptic." can can be followed on Twitter, @SomeCndnSkeptic.