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Event

Big words, big misunderstandings: communicating science to the public

Thursday, September 22, 2016 14:00to15:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

 

Science is everywhere.

Yet, contradictory information abounds regarding scientific issues and topics. To bridge this gap between conflicting perceptions and current scientific knowledge, more and more scientists are trying to make science more accessible through different means.

Five Mac scientists will discuss the importance of science outreach and communication especially to the wider public. They will also share the tools (social and traditional media, blogs and websites, podcasts, etc.) they have used, and the activities (interviews, educational activities, public lectures, etc.) they participated in.

PANELISTS

Marianne Falardeau – PhD student and polar scientist

Tim Geary – Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology, Professor and Director of the Institute of Parasitology

Dalal E. Hanna – PhD student and Aquatic Conservation Ecologist

George McCourt – Senior Faculty Lecturer, McGill School of Environment

Elsa Vasseur – Assistant Professor and Associate Chairholder, NSERC/Novalait/Dairy Farmers of Canada/Valacta Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

 

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