Chris Buddle is an Associate Professor and an Associate Dean at McGill University’s Macdonald Campus, where he has worked for over 12 years. He teaches in the area of field biology and ecology, and has an extensive research program focused on exploring Canada’s biodiversity. He has been blogging regularly on Arthropod Ecology since 2012. This blog is focused on writings about insects, spiders, higher education and teaching, and receives thousands of visitors each month. From writing about the importance of curiosity-based research, to re-thinking how social media can be used in University classrooms, Chris is a passionate scientific communicator. His blog has served as an important vehicle for getting research into the spotlight, and is an example of how scientific discoveries in Canada can reach broader audiences.