OSS 20th Anniversary Event: “Talking Science in the Age of Fake News”

Event

Maass Chemistry Building 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0B8, CA

Please join the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) on Thursday, May 23 to mark their 20th anniversary!

David Harpp, Tomlinson Chair in Science Education, will take a look back at the OSS’ last 20 years and how they became the first-ever University backed office dedicated to critical thinking and disseminating information based on scientific evidence in a world long before the term "fake news" even existed.

Following this retrospective, Timothy Caulfield, Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything and star of A User's Guide to Cheating Death, Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill OSS, Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at The Globe and Mail, and Ryan Armstrong, Executive Director of the non-profit organization Bad Science Watch, will each present a 10-minute "flash talk" describing one main challenge they face in science communication today. This will then be followed by a panel discussion moderated by McGill OSS science communicator, Jonathan Jarry.

Registration required.