Science in a Post-Truth Era Panel Discussion - Science Literacy Week @ U of T

There is much in the media about "fake news" and "alternative facts" and our current reality being that of a "post-truth" world.

What does this really mean and how does this affect us? Does being a critical consumer of information today differ from that of a year ago? How does the reporting of science enter into this? Is the reporting and communication of science in a post-truth world really different from that of a pre-truth world?

Come hear and join a discussion with four interesting speakers on this very timely and relevant topic.

Speakers:

Dak de Kerckhove is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.

John Dupuis is a science librarian from the Steacie Science & Engineering Library at York University.

Misha Gajewski is a science journalist whose work has been featured on CTV News, BBC News, and other sources.

Mark Kingwell is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Event is open to everyone.

Priority will be given to currently registered University of Toronto students, faculty, staff and researchers.

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Any questions? Email scilit.to@utoronto.ca

Where:

Gerstein Science Information Centre (University of Toronto, St George Campus)

9 King's College Circle

Alice Moulton Room, 2nd floor

Nearest subway stop: Queen's Park Station

Proudly supported by Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto Libraries.

This event is part of Science Literacy Week.


Science in a Post-Truth Era Panel Discussion - Science Literacy Week @ U of T

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