The Virus of Misinformation

EVERY DAY, WE ARE CONSUMED WITH NEW INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

BUT HOW CAN YOU DECIPHER BETWEEN WHAT IS FACT AND WHAT IS FICTION?

With the help of credible science experts, we're addressing and mitigating the confusion and misinformation surrounding COVID-19.


EVENTS

Whether online or in-person, our events will help you navigate through the pandemic properly using credible science, evidence-based public health strategies and digital literacy. 

SCHEDULE

GUEST SPEAKER & TRIVIA — 55+
March 3, 2021

An abundance of information surrounds us each day, and sometimes it can be challenging to know what is true and what is not. Join us on March 3rd to learn how to create your own misinformation empire and how easy it is to spread your message. Join our experts TBD as they explain the tips and tricks people and websites use to spread their misinformation. Make your own news site and fake headlines while learning to spot misinformation online.


Web Series 

Join us for a new online series that will focus on the risks of false or misleading information and how to identify this misinformation.

The Virus of Misinformation web series  will be available for free on our Facebook and YouTube channels. 


SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER 26

How Do You Identify Misinformation? with Staff Scientist, Amy Henson 


DECEMBER 9 @ 9:00AM

Live Talk — Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Our Way Out of the Pandemic? 

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 @ 1:00PM (Presented in French)

Live Talk — Le vaccin contre la COVID-19 est-il un moyen d'arrêter la pandémie ? 

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 @ 9:00AM

Live Talk — COVID-19 Infodemic: Misinformation in a Global Pandemic Era

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

JANUARY 25 @ 10:00AM

Live Talk — Why Do COVID-19 Guidelines and Communications Keep Changing?

We have been experiencing so many changes throughout this pandemic. One of those happens to be changes to guidelines, restrictions, and rules – but why do these keep changing? Where should we go to find the most current and correct information? What data is used to make these decisions? We will be talking to Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, our Medical Officer of Health at Public Health Sudbury & Districts to better understand why these changes are happening, why they are a necessity, who implements them, and how these decisions come about.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer at Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Katrina Pisani, Staff Scientist at Science North

FEBRUARY 8

What Happens to You After You Recover from COVID-19?


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