“I think the ability to communicate the results from your research clearly and with context is the most powerful skill a scientist can develop. Itâ€™s fun to be the first person in the world to know something new, but if that information never gets to the research community, an MP, or a policy agency, then it can never be understood, incorporated, and built on. Canadaâ€™s future will depend on scientific advances targeting climate change, disease, and resource allocation. Communication is central for success.” – Laura Hug, assistant professor of Environmenal Microbiology at the University of Waterloo. Originally posted on September 17, 2016.