Media Advisory: Talking Science in the Age of Fake News


McGill University’s Office for Science and Society (OSS) marks 20th anniversary
Published: 14May2019

Members of the media are invited to attend an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society.

Presentations on the challenges facing science communication featuring Timothy Caulfield from A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, now on Netflix, Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill OSS; Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at The Globe and Mail; and Ryan Armstrong, Executive Director, Bad Science Watch, followed by a panel discussion moderated by McGill OSS science communicator, Jonathan Jarry.

What: Panel Discussion: Talking Science in the Age of Fake News


When: Thursday, May 23, 2019; 7- 9 p.m.

6pm – 7pm: Reception

7pm – 8pm: Panelists present “flash talks”, addressing one main challenge they face in science communication today.

8 p.m.: Panel discussion

8: 45 p.m.: Q&A


Where: Otto Maass, Chemistry Building,

McGill University

801 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 0B8,



Emily Shore, McGill OSS Communications, O: 514.398.2852; C: 514.594.0614; emily.shore [at]