Consider the Following: Critical Thinking in the (Mis)Information age
560 Palmerston Ave
560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2P7, Canada
From placenta smoothies to “perineum sunning” - jade eggs to vampire facials, there is no denying the uptick of bunk wellness claims in the 2010’s. This kind of noise has a large and measurable impact. Today, studies can find anything. And we’re increasingly confused about what a healthy lifestyle involves. Why do false beliefs continue (and spread) in the face of bad, sometimes even fatal, consequences? Consider the following: critical thinking in the (mis)information age. A panel presentation to cut through the noise, in conversation with Jonathan Jerry, Dr. Ryan Armstrong, and Dr. Sam Yemmine, moderated by Jen Novakovich.
Date: April 23rd, 7-9pm
Location: Toronto Public Library - Palmerston Branch Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2P7
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BE AN ONLINE EVENT - TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE > https://www.universe.com/events/consider-the-following-critical-thinking-in-the-misinformation-age-tickets-6KWNSY
Dr. Samantha Yammine, PhD (she/her) is a Neuroscientist, Science Communicator, and Digital Media Producer. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto researching how stem cells build the mammalian brain before birth and maintain it throughout adulthood.Samantha is passionate about empowering people to explore science by making it more familiar, accessible, and inclusive. She loves engaging folks with anything science, anywhere & everywhere and is a leader in digital science communication. As @science.sam on Instagram, she’s created space for continued, multi-way dialogue about science that transcends geographical borders and the traditional gate-keeping of academia. Learn more about Sam at www.heysciencesam.com.
Jonathan Jarry is a science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society, dedicated to separating sense from nonsense on the scientific stage. He brings his experience in cancer research, human genetics, rehabilitation research, and forensic biology to the work he does for the public. He was the creator, writer, and host of the YouTube show Cracked Science, which used a late-night deep-dive format to debunk pseudoscience and denounce bad science. With cardiologist Dr. Christopher Labos, he co-hosts the award-winning medical podcast The Body of Evidence, which aims to contextualize findings in the realm of health research and answer the public's most pressing questions about the biomedical sciences while also being funny and entertaining. He has been featured in the media such as the BBC, the National Post, CBC, and Wired.com. Learn more about Jonathan at jonathanjarry.com
Dr. Ryan Armstrong became interested in science activism after encountering unscrupulous claims by regulated health professionals who offered implausible therapies to vulnerable patients. Initially interested in science education and communication as a PhD student, he shifted his focus to science justice after witnessing the harm of pseudoscience as a tool to de-educate the public for profit. Ryan is the current Executive Director of Bad Science Watch, a Canadian non-profit dedicated to providing analysis of dubious scientific claims to Canadians, our government, and the media, and advocating for strong consumer protection regulation. As ED, Ryan hopes to mobilize passionate science advocates to work for stronger and smarter science-based regulations that protect the public from false claims and dangerous therapies. Learn more about Bad Science Watch at www.badsciencewatch.ca
Jen Novakovich is a science communicator, cosmetic chemist and director at The Eco Well. She runs her own free-to-listen science podcast where she features weekly conversations with international scientists about all things cosmetics. You can tune on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts at The Eco Well Podcast. She also published educational content through her Instagram platform @theecowell. At The Eco Well, Jen works as an independent cosmetic chemist with a specialization in sustainable development, helping companies develop formulations for market. Learn more about the work Jen does at www.theecowell.com
This listing has no upcoming events