LET'S TALK ABOUT COVID-19

Co-presented by Laurentian University and Science North, we welcome our community to participate in a timely and informative seminar series.

We will be hosting live discussions where local researchers will answer questions regarding COVID-19 and the work they are doing to support the pandemic. Each discussion will focus on a specific topic that will dive deeper into key aspects of COVID-19 and how they affect individuals, our planet and beyond. 

The discussions will be streamed live on Science North and Laurentian University's Facebook pages on Wednesdays.

Pre-registration is not required and there is no cost to attend.

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November 18 at 9:00 Am (PRESENTED IN ENGLISH)

THE INTERPLAY OF FLU SEASON AND COVID-19

On top of fighting a global pandemic, the arrival of the annual flu season is certainly an added stress on us and our health care system.  Many are curious to know how the flu will affect our health amidst COVID-19, and whether or not the flu will make us more susceptible to the virus. In this talk, we will discuss the interplay of flu season and COVID-19 and how we can combat this challenging season.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • David MacLean, Chair of Academic Council and Joint Senate Committee and Professor at NOSM
  • Meghan McCue, Ph.D. Candidate in the Biomolecular Sciences at Laurentian University
  • Amy Henson, Staff Scientist at Science North

November 25 at 1:00 Pm (PRESENTED IN FRENCH)

THE ANXIETY OF COMING BACK TOGETHER

More than 8 months of COVID-19 quarantine, the reality of having social gatherings, reunions and international travels almost seems far fetched. Even when the restrictions for quarantine loosen up, the public is still concerned about the risks and safety of coming back together.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Dr. Line Tremblay, C. Psych., Full Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences Northern School of Medicine
  • Tyler Pretty, undergraduate student at Laurentian University
  • Bruce Doran, Staff Scientist at Science North

DECEMBER 2 at 9:00 Am (PRESENTED IN ENGLISH)

THE ANXIETY OF COMING BACK TOGETHER

More than 8 months of COVID-19 quarantine, the reality of having social gatherings, reunions and international travels almost seems far fetched. Even when the restrictions for quarantine loosen up, the public is still concerned about the risks and safety of coming back together.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Lyne Rivet, Manager, Health & Wellness Services, Laurentian University
  • Zsuzsanna Kerekes, Post Doc Fellow 
  • Amy Henson, Staff Scientist at Science North

DECEMBER 9 at 9:00 Am (PRESENTED IN ENGLISH)

IS THE COVID-19 VACCINE OUR WAY OUT OF THE PANDEMIC?

Although many of us have adjusted to this ‘new normal’ – wearing masks, social distancing, working from home etc., we still wonder when all of this would come to an end. The public is aware that we are in this long waiting game for a vaccine, but is this the only solution and why? Join us as we talk about the development of COVID-19 vaccine, why this is our way out of the pandemic and the challenges scientists are facing.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Alain Simard, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Farukh Jabeen, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Laurentian University
  • Amy Henson, Staff Scientist at Science North

DECEMBER 9 at 1:00 Pm (PRESENTED IN FRENCH)

LE VACCIN CONTRE LA COVID-19 EST-IL UN MOYEN D'ARRÊTER LA PANDÉMIE ?

Although many of us have adjusted to this ‘new normal’ – wearing masks, social distancing, working from home etc., we still wonder when all of this would come to an end. The public is aware that we are in this long waiting game for a vaccine, but is this the only solution and why? Join us as we talk about the development of COVID-19 vaccine, why this is our way out of the pandemic and the challenges scientists are facing.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Eric Gauthier, Chairperson, Full Professor Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Laurentian University
  • Maryse Lachapelle, Master's in Chemical Sciences with a concentration in biochemistry at Laurentian University
  • Bruce Doran, Staff Scientist at Science North

January 13 at 9:00 am (PRESENTED IN ENGLISH)

COVID-19 INFODEMIC – MISINFORMATION IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC ERA

Information gets shared now more than ever through our digital world and that includes the spread of scientific and social misinformation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. How does misinformation spread? How can we identify it? How do our social circles, both real and digital affect the information we receive, believe, and understand? We can become advocates for science and combat the misinformation infodemic.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Chantal Barriault, Director of Science communication Graduate Program, Laurentian University
  • Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta; best-selling author and host / producer of television documentary series, A User’s Guide of Cheating Death
  • Samantha Fowler, Graduate of Laurentian University’s Science Communication Graduate Program
  • Amy Henson, Staff Scientist at Science North

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