Opening and Closing Keynote Panels
In person and live streamed
Opening Panel: “Misinformation and Media”
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Join our panel of experts as we dive deep into misinformation and the media. The media landscape has been turned upside down by COVID-19, and the effects of the “infodemic” have taken its toll on our traditional and online channels. We will be joined by Professor Marie-Eve Carignan, Dr. Alex Carignan, and journalist Pascal Lapointe to discuss the challenges faced by science journalists and communicators, and the tools they recommend to combat misinformation.
Moderated by Elyas Aissia.
This panel will be in French with live translation.
Closing Panel: “Radicalization Online“
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
The online information highway is loud, crowded and sometimes dangerous. Misinformation spreads rapidly, and can sometimes spark radical reactions from groups and individuals. Join misinformation expert Timothy Caulfield, along with CBC journalist Jonathan Montpetit, and Dr. Krishana Sankar for an important discussion about how radicalization occurs, and how as a communicator you can manage your health and wellbeing when communicating on tricky topics. We’ll also leave you with some tips and tricks for spreading the best available science to the public through your channels.
Moderated by Stéphanie Jolicoeur.
This panel will be in English with live translation.