MIA CARNEVALE/THE VARSITY

Alternative (Science) Facts Workshop
In the age of the internet and technological advancement, we must constantly decide what information to trust and what to regard as ‘fake news.’ The Gerstein Science information Centre is hosting a workshop that will teach strategies for the critical analysis of information when discerning scientific facts from misinformation.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 6:00–8:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm
Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King’s College Circle, Alice Moulton Room
Admission: Free with registration

Fishing in other people’s data
As part of the Donnelly Seminar Series, guest speaker Casey S. Greene from the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting on the value of large collections of public data. He will discuss how the accuracy and efficiency of science can improve when scientists go ‘fishing’ in the pool of public data.

Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, 160 College Street, Red Seminar Room
Admission: Free


The Human Library: Real people. Real experts. Real talk.
When reading academic research, people may wonder about the scientists behind the papers. This event provides an opportunity to pose questions and have open-minded and reflective discussions with science experts. Topics will range from social inequality to food sensitivities to climate change.

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King’s College Circle, Lobby
Admission: Free with registration

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