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.


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

MARCH 25 @ 11:00AM

* ONLINE VIA ZOOM / FREE *

Live Talk — The Virus of Misinformation Workshop for Seniors (55+)

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 25th to test your misinformation knowledge, learn how to spot misinformation, and gain a new understanding for the tricks used to spread misinformation. Plus, Staff Scientist Bruce Doran and Hugh Kruzel, Chair of C.A.R.P. Sudbury, is on hand to answer your FAQs so you can get the facts straight on COVID-19.

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(A link to the webinar will be emailed to you a week prior to the event)

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PANEL MEMBERS

  • Hugh Kruzel, Chair of C.A.R.P. Sudbury
  • Bruce Doran, Staff Scientist at Science North

MARCH 18 @ 12:00PM

Live Talk — The Evolution of Vaccines: the Fight Against COVID-19

Do you have any questions about vaccines? Would you like to know more about how the COVID -19 vaccines approved by Health Canada work? How about the vaccines being developed in Canada? Staff Scientist Bruce will be available to answer your questions live on March 18th at 12pm on Science North’s YouTube and Facebook. Pick your favourite platform and let’s get immunized together against misinformation.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Bruce Doran, Staff Scientist at Science North
  • Alan Collier, Science North Bluecoat

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

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

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

NOVEMBER 26

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


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