How Can the Public Distinguish Between Fact and Fiction?

Friday, February 17, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

How can the public distinguish between fact and fiction? Public understanding of science is key to influencing government policies and yet the public receives information in diverse ways and of questionable quality. This talk will discuss examples of organizations that are taking the lead in translating science and influencing policy as a result.