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Global Winnipeg: Pandemic misinformation

Timothy Caulfield on the importance of battling pandemic misinformation.

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City News: Influencers impacting spread of information surrounding COVID-19

Wellness gurus use bunk messaging to build their brand.

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Real Talk Ryan Jespersen: Prof. Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Shazma Mithani with a COVID fact check

Dr. Shazma Mithani and Prof. Timothy Caulfield speaking truth (and actual facts) on Real Talk Ryan Jespersen in discussing Kaylor Betts viral video on Covid.

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Writers' Guild Alberta: Virtual Reading with the Finalists

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Calgary Herald: Experts urge eligible Albertans to get AstraZeneca vaccine as accessibility expanded, walk-ins accepted

"It is still the case that the best vaccine for you is the one that has been recommended and is first available to you..."

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National Post: Lockdown fatigue is giving way to protests and defiance across the country

"We often hear it's a race against the variants, but I think it's also a race against complacency and rage" “Most Canadians have been amazing." We need to engage.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital

Social Media Conference: Communicating Medicine: Practicing Evidence Based Medicine in an Online World May 14, 2021

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World Congress of Nephrology: Opening Lecture (Stewart Cameron Lecture)

Battling pseudoscience in the age of misinformation (Stewart Cameron Lecture).

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Genome British Columbia: Annual Genomics Forum!

Mitigating an Infodemic Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Globe and Mail: When health messages sound like Klingon, people tune out

Polarization = “more about the camp you’re in, and less about the science."

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Pediatric Research Day: April 28, 2021

Battling bunk: Evidenced-based strategies to counter misinformation

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Capital Current: Chasing wellness: Experts warn consumers to be careful when purchasing products offering path to health

“They use science-y language to back up their claims but there is no real science there,” Caulfield said.

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University of Alberta: Should we treat every day like it's April Fool's Day?

Science-ing Daily Decisions

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Global News: ‘Millions of data points’ should override AstraZeneca fears: health expert Tim Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield chats about impact of confused messaging, fear, and misinformation!

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YouAlberta: Recognizing Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield speaks to graduate student Morenike in YouAlberta about how to process the overwhelming amount of information we're faced with on social media.

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CBC: Marketplace flagged over 800 social media posts with COVID-19 misinformation. Only a fraction were removed

"The numbers of messages that have to be evaluated are just huge so I think that is one of the great challenges of social media: how can you meaningfully monitor all of these posts, but we know we need to," said Caulfield. "The challenge is there but the harm is real."

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On the Mic with Mike #7: Battling health bunk with Professor Timothy Caulfield

In the first-ever video chat for On the Mic with Mike, Dr. Strong meets with Professor Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy from the University of Alberta. Together, they discuss the importance of fighting misinformation, building public trust in science, and finding good mentors.

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AdvantAge Ontario: Infodemic: Overcoming Misinformation in the Age of COVID

2021 Online Convention Wednesday May 5, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

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Lib Fest: Relax, Dammit!

Talking about RelaxDammit, misinformation, and our daily decisions!

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CTV The Social: Timothy Caulfield shows us a less stressful way forward

The Social chat with Timothy Caulfield about the confusing science behind our every day decisions - and why we just need to "Relax, Dammit."

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ConscienHealth: Better-for-You Bunk: False Advertising?

"Health claims for food products are great marketing tools. Better-for-you food bunk does not seem to be making us healthier. But it does ring the cash register."

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The Social: New book reveals the misinformation that informs our everyday decisions

Health policy expert and author Timothy Caulfield walks us through a less stressful way forward in ‘Relax, Dammit’.

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Healthy Debate: An open letter to Alternative Medicine

What we need is good science and compassion everywhere, especially in the context of conventional care.

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Healthy Debate: Privacy a major issue for emerging health technologies

Now that we are dealing with technologies that can improve themselves much faster than a human could, we risk falling very behind, very quickly.

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Kingston WinterFest: Relax, Dammit – A KWF Fundraiser with Timothy Caulfield

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT This event is virtual with dinner for pickup/delivery

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CARP: National Vaccine Summit

Free Half-Day Online Educational Event Thursday March 25th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Boston Review: The Quest to Tell Science from Pseudoscience

As comforting as it would be for Karl Popper’s demarcation criterion to resolve the question of separating science and pseudoscience, it doesn't work. So why does the falsifiability standard remain so popular?

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Relax, Dammit! Ghid de utilizare in epoca anxietatii - Timothy Caulfield

Relax, Dammit! in Romanian!!!

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Everything Zoomer: 10 Self-Help Books to Kick Off Your Spring

5 RELAX, DAMMIT! A USER'S GUIDE TO THE AGE OF ANXIETY

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National Post: How Canadians can use social media to help debunk COVID-19 misinformation

Championing evidence-based public health: #ScienceUpFirst initiative.

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The University of Calgary: How Canadians can use social media to help debunk COVID-19 misinformation

"There is a very real need to ensure that reliable, evidence-based information is as available, plentiful and accessible as misinformation, and that it travels as quickly online."

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CBC News: People are celebrating their COVID-19 vaccine shots with selfies. Some think it's time to give it a rest

"A selfie is a little story," Caulfield said. "It's a little story about you getting vaccinated, you're celebrating the science, you're celebrating this moment and you're normalizing the behaviour.

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Books, Bunk, and Society

Podcast with Lilian McBride. 'Today's episode features Timothy Caulfield's 2015 book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?" '

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Conference Center: Communicating Medicine: Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine in an Online World

May 14 @ 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167: Timothy Caulfield Joins Arlene Bynon

Timothy Caulfeild (Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy) joined the Arlene Bynon Show on Canada Talks to discuss the damage done by vaccine misinformation.

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USA Today: Why you shouldn't use those hand dryers in public bathrooms

Trend "has been driven by many things, including cost, environmental concerns &, paradoxically, the public health push to get more people to wash their hands"

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Timothy Caulfield: The War Against Misinformation

EPISODE #9: DIGGING DEEP WITH MARK SUTCLIFFE PODCAST October 30, 2020

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The Conversation: How Canadians can use social media to help debunk COVID-19 misinformation

The #ScienceUpFirst project began when public health scholar Timothy Caulfield and Senator Stanley Kutcher recruited a national coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts to empower Canadians to work together against misinformation about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Globe and Mail: COVID-19, science and the uncertainty dance

...try not to let the uncertainty kerfuffle distract you from the big picture.

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Canadian Independent Booksellers Association

Relax, Dammit! Thursday, March 11 @ 7 p.m. EST

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2021 HEALTH INNOVATION AND PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

Today March 10 1:30-4:30 pm

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Let's Talk Science: Coffee and a Keynote

Free Saturday Morning Webinar. Will talk about the spread of misinformation and what the evidence says about how best to counter! March 13 @ 11:00am EST

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University of Alberta: Wellness Wednesday

Can you really eat something off the floor if it's only been there for five seconds or less? Timothy Caulfield looks at what the science has to say about the five-second rule.

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Kelowna Daily Courier: No guarantee of third trial for parents in Alberta child's death: law professor

"Parents don't have a right to neglect their children, and that's what this case is really about."

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CTV News: Herd immunity in Alberta: How do we get there, and what if we don't?

Professor Timothy Caulfield says in order to achieve herd immunity against COVID19, a large majority of the population will need to get a vaccine.

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The Guardian: Making a killing: it turns out there's an upside to the pandemic for some

How Gwyneth Paltrow et al exploits the pandemic for profit. Professor Caulfield's book 'Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything' is noted.

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CTV News: Pop Life for Saturday, March 6, 2021

Author Timothy Caulfield talks about his book "Relax, Dammit!" with Richard Crouse on Pop Life CTV.

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GORMLEY - TIM CAULFIELD - MARCH 5

Caulfield, 'We answer important questions like: toilet seat up or down; how much coffee is enough; and does Gwyneth hate me??'

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Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota: 79 - Timothy Caulfield: Myth, fact, and fad: searching for the answers to good health

Dr. Sirota talks with Professor Caulfield on many subjects.

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Gimlet: Immune Boosting: Is It a Bust?

Timothy Caulfield describes the ultimate instagram immunebooster post (picture of a beautiful person on a beach in yoga gear with a smoothie in one hand and supplements in other...)

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The Science Pawdcast: Season 3 Episode 1: Mars Landing, Dogs and Kids and Timothy Caulfield on Fighting Misinformation

Tune in to the 16:00 mark for the interview with Timothy Caulfield.

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UBC: Interview with Timothy Caulfield

Event today! "Interview with Timothy Caulfield" "...there is plenty of research showing that debunking — countering misinformation with facts — does work." Q: Do you get hate mail from Gwyneth Paltrow fans? A: Yup

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CTV News: AB, Ottawa vaccine estimates don't match up

"Federal guidelines should be more accurate" Blake Murdoch.

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University of Alberta: Science-ing Daily Decisions

Wow. You must be thirsty! No magic to how much you need to drink. Trust your kidneys. Don't get fooled by Big Hydration! #ScienceUpFirst #WellnessWednesday

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6th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

Timothy Caulfield will be speaking at the 6th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium March 3, 2021

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Whirlwind of Surprises: Resolutions, living well and refreshing the way you think selfcare selflove

One lucky WOS reader will win these 3 books (ARV $57) thanks to our sponsors. US, 18+. Ends March 18, 2021 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

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TELUS World of Science: Science on Tap Personalized Medicine

Our next TWOSEscitap will feature a panel of experts discussing the benefits, risks, and ethical considerations of personalized medicine, plus how it is being used today. Bring your questions and join in this casual scientific conversation! March 23, 2021

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CIHR-IMHA: Relax, Dammit! Dealing with Misinformation in the Age of Anxiety

New Webinar! Join IMHA and renowned author, Professor Timothy Caulfield for "Relax, Dammit! Dealing with Misinformation in the Age of Anxiety". March 16 @ 12pm (PST)

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St. Albert Public Library: Relax Dammit! Fighting Health Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

A fun (well, he'll try!) analysis of our daily decisions (coffee, breakfast, parking, binge watching, wine, etc) and the forces that twist the relevant evidence. Today March 2 @7pm

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Santé Magazine: Covid-long : Gwyneth Paltrow se fait prescrire un traitement expérimental qui irrite les autorités britanniques

Notons par ailleurs que sur Twitter, le canadien Timothy Caulfield, professeur de droit et de sciences politiques a retrouvé une “pépite” concernant le chiropracteur Will Core que recommande Gwyneth Paltrow.

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CBC News: Why we need to rethink COVID-19 risk as the weather warms up

Timothy Caulfield comments on the need for public health officials to adapt their #COVID19 messaging to ensure more people are adhering to the rules.

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CBC Radio The Next Chapter: Timothy Caulfield on Relax, Dammit!

Timothy Caulfield talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new book, Relax, Dammit! A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. Ranting? Standing desks? Breakfast? What does science say?

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St. Albert Today: Chill out, Tim Caulfield says, nicely

“It's an opportunity to explore all the social forces that twist what we hear and impact our decision-making..."

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CBC News: Timothy Caulfield offers ways to manage anxiety in a world of misinformation

Relax Dammit! explores modern life and the habits and decisions we make.

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Ψευδοεπιστήμη και COVID-19 / αρκετά ανεχτήκαμε ήδη (Timothy Caulfield)

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Global News Radio with Charles Adler:

The Full Show: Cracking down on Vaccine misinformation, and looking to the economic recovery. Cue to 20 minute mark for Timothy Caulfield and Charles Adler talk.

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The Next Chapter from CBC Radi‪o‬

Timothy Caulfield on his latest book, Relax, Dammit!

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660 News: How to talk to your family about COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Professor Timothy Caulfield says listen, be empathetic and direct them to reliable sources.

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Skepchick: Gwyneth Paltrow is Here to Cure Your COVID Symptoms with Snake Oil

Paltrow's COVID "advisor" is Will Cole, "a quack" who has pushed #antivaxx misinformation.

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CMAJ: Health advocates want help handling online harassment

“We absolutely need these voices out there. And we’re increasingly asking them to be out there. We need to support them.”

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Let's Talk Science: Coffee and a Keynote

Join us for a Coffee and a Keynote Hot beverage on March 13th to explore how misinformation spreads (and the harms of it) with Timothy Caulfield, hosted by Dr. Alec Couros. Register, grab a warm drink and tune in at 11am ET / 8am PT

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Art in the Pandemic: Paper Lungs

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of Canadian society. First and foremost, it has resulted in the tragic loss of life for thousands of Canadians, leaving family, friends and communities to grieve their passing, as well as significantly affected the health of thousands more. Beyond this, it has had an enormous impact on Canada’s economy, political institutions, social programs, education at all levels, as well as the arts and cultural sector, to note just some of the wide-ranging effects of this pandemic.

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STRATEGIC COVID-19 PANDEMIC COMMITTEE

February 19, 2021: Restrictions and Vaccines will see us Through COVID-19 Safely

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RSC: Engaging Creativities: Art in the Pandemic

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ACSA Conference 2021

Alberta Construction Safety Association March 15-19, 2021 Virtual Event

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Very Well Mind: Separating Myth From Fact in Gwyneth Paltrow's Long-Haul COVID Reveal

"...trying to leverage the pandemic in order to sell products, to further a brand, or even to sell a kind of an ideological position [about health]"

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau foundation: COVID19 Impact Committee

Between June - August 2020, our #COVID19 Impact Committee published 16 articles in @LP_LaPresse and the @TorontoStar. This compendium chronicles the unfolding pandemic through the eyes of the committee’s outstanding research and leadership in this public discussion.

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The Edmonton Journal Opinion: Restrictions and vaccines will see us through COVID-19 safely

Let's focus on the good science and evidence-informed policy! #ScienceUpFirst!

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University of Manitoba: Health Resilience in the Age of Fear and Misinformation: The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Will explore connection between stress and misinformation. Also, why debunking works and is needed! Feb 18 3:00 - 4:30 (CT)

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The Portage Citizen: #ScienceUpFirst turning the tide on COVID-19 misinformation online

"#Misinformation is a dire, imminent threat to the lives of all Canadians and is proven to be one of the factors fueling #COVID19 infections, and dissuading Canadians from getting vaccinated."

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The University of Manitoba: Health Resilience in the Age of Fear and Misinformation: The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Featuring award winning academic, author, and TV host Timothy Caulfield, called the ’Canadian nemesis of pseudoscience’ by The Globe and Mail.

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Healthy Debate: ‘This is a fight worth fighting’: Pushing back against misinformation

"While the fight to promote facts isn’t going to be easy, we mustn’t surrender to misinformation."

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Media Smarts: How can we judge health and science information?

How can we judge whether a source of health or science information is reliable? As Caulfield puts it, “as a fact-checker, your job is not to resolve debates based on new evidence, but to accurately summarize the state of research and the consensus of experts in a given area, taking into account majority and significant minority views

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How to Academy: Relax – A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Do I really have to floss? Public health expert Timothy Caulfield joins us for a liberating, scientifically informed guide to overcoming the anxiety of modern life. Event Feb 21 @ 6:30 GMT

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The University of British Columbia: The Misinformation Age

We have an incredible #misinformation event coming up on Zoom, March 4th and 5th, open to the public. Look at this amazing lineup!

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Rotman School of Management: Relax Dammit!: Timothy Caulfield

Speaker: Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Professor - Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, and Research Director - Health Law Institute, University of Alberta; Host and Co-Producer, A User's Guide to Cheating Death TV Series on Netflix; Bestselling Author

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Apple Podcast: EP. 39 Should I Really Worry About That? (with guest Timothy Caulfield‪)‬

I sat down with best-selling author Timothy Caulfield to talk about his latest book Relax, Damit: A Users Guide to the Age of Anxiety. In this conversation we managed to cover everything from foreplay to how we can get people to wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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CBC Books winter 2021 reading list: 30 Canadian books to check out this season

In Relax, Dammit!, health expert Timothy Caulfield looks at a regular day in modern life and the habits and decisions we make. He digs into the science behind many of our mindless day-to-day tasks and argues that many of the things we think make our lives easier, more convenient and more manageable, actually don't. He also argues that there is a way for us to become more relaxed, more at ease and less busy.

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660 News Calgary: Video shows Calgary Officer Embrace Anti-Masker

A video of a Calgary officer shaking hands with a speaker at an anti-mask rally this weekend, has drawn outrage online.

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CBC: Tam takes aim at COVID-19 'infodemic,' urges vigilance over misleading online content

"It's not going to fix everything, and we're talking about moving the needle. But when you're talking about something as problematic and as important as the spread of misinformation, moving the needle matters," Caulfield told CBC's Radio Active.

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Teen Vogue: "Conspirituality" Boomed During the Pandemic, And It Could Have Consequences for the Vaccine Effort

The tolerance of pseudo-science and unproven therapies [is what] got us to where we are.

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CBC: Finding the 'sweet spot' between freedoms and restrictions post-vaccination

Let's be positive about #vaccines (this is like moon landing!) AND honest about uncertainties.

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The Edmonton Journal: David Staples: We don't need a lockdown on free speech to survive the COVID pandemic

David Staples and I don't always agree (!), but he raises challenging issue. Debate key. Few thoughts: Generally NOT a "free speech" issues; Science must be accurate (obviously); False balance can do harm

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folio: Experts put ScienceUpFirst to turn the tide on COVID-19 misinformation online

How do you respond to a deluge of COVID fake news on social media? Science Up First is fighting back with a tsunami of irrefutable science.

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Spot On Podcast: How News Can Confuse

Timothy Caulfield has returned to discuss his new book and how media has been influencing our behaviors, “How News Can Confuse”.

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ICI Alberta: Vaccination : des chercheurs offriront des bulletins sur la désinformation en ligne

Ceux qui suivent les séances de question-réponse de Jason Kenney sur Facebook auront peut-être remarqué qu'il n'hésite pas à démentir certaines théories du complot sur la COVID-19 et la vaccination.

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Shift Alberta Innovates: Timothy Caulfield

Shift by Alberta Innovates checked in with Timothy Caulfield about the battle against science misinformation around COVID-19, the new vaccines and his new initiative #ScienceUpFirst!

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Global News: Health law, policy experts criticize Alberta’s lack of Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine plan

Murdoch “People want to have some idea. They need to have some sense of when, in a systematic way, they are going to be able to get vaccinated..."

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CBC: Vaccination : des chercheurs offriront des bulletins sur la désinformation en ligne

D’autres experts pensent qu’il vaut mieux ignorer ce noyau dur et se concentrer sur ceux qui se trouvent au milieu.

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CBC: Jason Kenney doit s’attaquer plus fermement aux antivaccins, selon des experts

Caulfield: "I am happy that he is exposing them, but he needs to send a clear message that it is wrong to spread disinformation."

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Calgary City Teachers' Convention 2021

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With a Side of Knowledge Podcast: On Good Science and Ignoring the Noise—Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta

Great discussion! #GoScience!

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University of Calgary: Truth vs civility online: Fact, fiction, and funny

A fun discussion with Andrew Phung about dealing with #misinformation. What's the best strategy? (Spoiler: humour and kindness can't hurt!) Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2 - 3 p.m.

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de Beaumont: Disinformation in the Pandemic: Law and Policy Briefing

In this briefing, experts seek a return to truth.

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CMAJ News: Health advocates want help handling online harassment

Caulfield, "We absolutely need these voices out there. And we’re increasingly asking them to be out there. We need to support them.”

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Genetic Literacy Project: How cultural tribalism is feeding the anti-vaccination and COVID conspiracy movement

"When a belief becomes linked to personal identity, it can become very resistant to change." #ScienceUpFirst

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Public Health Law Watch: #COVIDLawBriefing: Disinformation and the Politicization of Public Health

Disinformation and the Politicization of Public Health

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Kids in Pain: Fact vs. Fiction: Navigating Misinformation About Your Kid's Health

Join us for an important conversation about parents, science, and navigating misinformation during this time of COVID!

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Alberta Prime Times: Stop worrying and love the science, says U of A misinformation expert in new book

"There is almost always a more science-informed path forward."

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City News: Kenney needs to be 'crystal clear' in discrediting COVID-19 conspiracies, says expert

“The good news is he’s clearly frustrated by conspiracy theories ..." But denouncement must "be crystal clear." #ScienceUpFirst!

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Global News: Should you drink 8 glasses of water daily? Health expert busts common health myths

Toilet seat up or down? Nap a good idea? Expensive wine better? 5 second rule? Really fun discussion about 'Relax Dammit' with Carolyn MacKenzie and Jeff McArthur on The Morning Show.

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City News: A team of experts plan to battle science disinformation head on

A team of experts plan to battle science disinformation head on. Timothy Caulfield is interviewed in this podcast about a new group aiming to meet misinformation where it lives.

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University of Manitoba: Health Resilience in the Age of Fear and Misinformation: The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Award winning academic, author, and TV host Timothy Caulfield will take you through the nature of the “infodemic” of misinformation, with COVID-19 as a prime example. Health Resilience in the Age of Fear and Misinformation. Takes place Feb. 18.

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2021 Canadian Atheist Awards – Nominations

Timothy Caulfield, for his efforts debunking the “infodemic” of dangerous, pseudo-medical misinformation about COVID-19.

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#COMPWS2021

Timothy Caulfield is keynote speaker for The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists 12th Annual Winter School Feb 1-4

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The Morning Show: Timothy Caulfield busts some of the biggest health myths

The Morning Show: Timothy Caulfield busts some of the biggest health myths

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The Big Story: A team of experts plan to battle science disinformation head o‪n‬

The past 12 months have seen a flood of scientific misinformation on social media. Some of it is lies for profit. Some of it is hoaxes for engagement. Some of it is unintentionally wrong—but it all gets attention. Timothy Caulfield explains on The Big Story.

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OnLine with Bill Alexander

On this episode, Bill talks with author Timothy Caulfield about his new book "Your Day, Your Way - The Fact And Fiction Behind Your Daily Decisions".

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Solutions for Kids in Pain: navigate misinformation about your kid's health

RSVP for a chat hosted by Erica Ehm with guests Dr. Christine Chambers, Pr. Timothy Caulfield, and Jack Hourigan! Get the facts to keep your kids safe and healthy during #COVID19! When: Thursday Feb 4, 8pm (ET)

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McGill: National coalition of independent scientists and communicators launch campaign to fight vaccine and COVID-19 misinformation

This initiative emerged from conversations between Senator Stan Kutcher of Nova Scotia and Professor Timothy Caulfield, who assembled a growing team of experts.

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Toronto Star: Four years and 30,573 lies later, can we ever find our way back to the truth?

“There’s a lot of research that shows that what gets shared the most are extreme views, and the middle is lost,” says Timothy Caulfield, research chair of Canada and professor of law and research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

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Evening Standard: 10 best books to help with anxiety, stress and depression

"Anxious, stressed or depressed? Here are ten books to help"

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Columbia University: Science Spotlight Presents Timothy Caulfield

Debunking Works (Let's Get to It!) February 1 @ 7:00pm

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CTV News: "Science Up First"

Initiative countering online COVID-19 misinformation with facts and research.

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Pandemic Policy Playbook: Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19

Discussing Disinformation in the Pandemic February 4 @ noon

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Mark Henick: Bell Let's Talk day

Timothy Caulfield and Mark Henick will touch on themes in Tim's new book and talk about the social forces that play on fear and anxiety...

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CBC News: Digital campaign aims to counter COVID-19 conspiracies, misinformation

University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield is one of founders of a new online campaign called #ScienceUpFirst, combating misinformation about COVID-19

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Rob Breakenridge: Science up First

Rob Breakenridge talks to Timothy Caulfield, co-founder - Science Up First campaign

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Now Toronto: Scientists hit social media to combat COVID conspiracy theories

“The information that we have now on the adverse impact of misinformation is overwhelming,” Caulfield says.

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660 News Calgary: Debunking Myths With Facts

Combatting COVID-19 misinformation online. A new coalition wants to put #scienceupfirst in the face of myths and conspiracies.

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CTV Your Morning: University of Alberta launching campaign to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Led by Professor Timothy Caulfield, #ScienceUpFirst will use research to determine the best ways to stop the spread of misinformation during the pandemic.

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The Morning News 770: #ScienceUpFirst initiative

At 8:40am (9:35 on audio file) Timothy Caulfield has the details on a new initiative "ScienceUpFirst" which aims to help stop the spread of COVID19 misinformation.

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Amber Mac: MISINFORMATION: Fake News and Conspiracy Theories Threaten Democracy and Health

Timothy Caulfield joins me to talk about why misinformation is an imminent threat, especially during COVID-19. We also discuss why so many people believe conspiracy theories and how #ScienceUpFirst wants to change that.

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Global News: New social media campaign targets COVID-19 misinformation with science

“There’s been misinformation about all kinds of things that you can do to treat COVID with crazy treatments like cow urine and bleach,” said Prof. Timothy Caulfield, Canadian research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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Science Up First

#ScienceUpFirst is a social media movement developed by a team of independent scientists, health care providers and science communicators to stop the spread of misinformation around COVID-19. Our goal is to put science first and we need your help!

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Ryan Jespersen: January 25, 2021

"Be nice! Be humble. Be empathetic. But it can be really hard...people are dying. This is not a little issue."

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Chemical and Engineering News: Will public trust in science survive the pandemic?

Caulfield says the abundance of misinformation is one of the biggest problems of the pandemic.

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The Mind Map: CONNECTING PHONES, STRESS, AND COVID MISINFORMATION

There is a growing body of evidence that tells us that the constant bombardment of information that flows from our phones is stressing us out.

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UofA Faculty of Law: #ScienceUpFirst takes aim at COVID-19 conspiracy theories

UAlbertaLaw health law prof Timothy Caulfield and Senator Stan Kutcher attack COVID-19 infodemic with #ScienceUpFirst, a new and disruptive campaign to flood social media w facts

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CTV News: 'ScienceUpFirst:' Social media campaign targets COVID-19 misinformation with science

Caulfield is spearheading the #ScienceUpFirst movement.

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Kelowna Daily Courier: Scientists launch social media campaign to counter COVID-19 misinformation

"Misinformation is a dire, imminent threat to the lives of all Canadians and is proven to be one of the factors fueling COVID-19 infections, and dissuading Canadians from getting vaccinated," says Caulfield.

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The Globe and Mail: Scientists, health experts launch social media campaign to counter COVID-19 misinformation

The campaign team says in a news release that it emerged from conversations between Nova Scotia Sen. Stan Kutcher and Timothy Caulfield, Canadian research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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I tried a $10,000 crystal treatment. Here's what I learned.

Earlier this month, Vanessa Hill started living in an Airbnb containing 50+ crystals and books on crystal healing. Her endeavour to understand *why* people believe turned into a 16 minute video that, she thinks, "might be the best Brain Craft episode I've ever made." Caulfield notes it's important to talk honestly about the science and not shame people who are interested in this stuff.

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CP24: 'ScienceUpFirst': Social media campaign targets COVID-19 misinformation with science

Caulfield is spearheading the #ScienceUpFirst movement.

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The Toronto Star: Scientists launch social media campaign to counter COVID-19 misinformation

The campaign team says in a news release that it emerged from conversations between Nova Scotia Sen. Stan Kutcher and Timothy Caulfield, Canadian research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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How to Academy: Relax – A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety

On Sunday Feb 21 @ 6:30 GMT - Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Do I really have to floss? Public health expert Timothy Caulfield joins us for a liberating, scientifically informed guide to overcoming the anxiety of modern life.

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MSN: Timothy Caulfield Has a Wake-Up Call For Your Health

on MSN Timothy Caulfield talks about his new book YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY where he "examines all the decisions we make throughout the day and determines how many of them are guided by science versus misinformation."

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Speakers' Spotlight: 2021 Trending Topic: Resilience, Health & Wellness

On the blog today, we're highlighting a few of our speakers who offer expertise on living well and developing resilience to help strengthen overall health and wellness.

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Reader's Digest best health: Timothy Caulfield Has a Wake-Up Call For Your Health

Relax, Dammit, Caulfield's new book, examines all the decisions we make throughout the day and determines how many of them are guided by science versus misinformation. We spoke to the author about science, stress, and decision-making.

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University of Alberta: COVID, Climate and Conspiracy Symposium: Combating Misinformation in Science and Mathematics Classrooms

Fighting Misinformation: Debunking Works, If Done Well! Speaker: Timothy Caulfield Today! January 21, 2021 @ 4pm

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Citizen Times: Can you eat to boost immunity? FTC cracks down on false claims, experts offer real advice

While "healthfully is important, it's dangerous to give people false hope that certain supplements will ward off the virus".

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Tidewater Books: Relax, Dammit!

Just 'Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety' is the #CanLit in-store we need today! lol @PenguinCanada #IReadCanadian #ShopSmall #BuyLocal Open/Curbside pick-up/In-town delivery/We ship

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Gizmodo: What Scientists Wish They Knew a Year Ago About the Covid-19 Pandemic

Caulfield, “While we all realized that #misinformation was going to be a big issue, we should have taken it even more seriously from the very start—even stuff that seemed absurd.”

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University of Manitoba: Health Resilience in the Age of Fear & Misinformation: The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Featuring Timothy Caulfield, award winning author, professor of health law & science policy, speaker and TV host. Takes place Feb. 18.

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The Commentary: Timothy Caulfield discusses his new book Relax, Dammit! with Joseph Planta

Planta: "It’s a fascinating book, as well as sometimes worrying. And it’s entertaining throughout."

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Big Ideas Speaker Series at Rotman Livestream - Timothy Caulfield

On Feb 2nd Rotman Professor Julie McCarthy will speak with Timothy Caulfield about his new book Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety"

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CTV Edmonton: Blue Monday Myths

Is Blue Monday really the saddest day of the year? Timothy Caulfield gives us the facts.

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CBC Radio: Compassion is key to combatting conspiracy theories, says law prof

Timothy Caulfield talking with Jeff Douglas on @Mainstreethfx about this complex issue.

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The Walrus: In conversation with Timothy Caulfield

Did you know research shows that 80% of people check their phones within five minutes of waking up? Timothy Caulfield looks at the science behind this and other decisions we make every day.

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Petronela Rotar: relax, dammit!

"...it is one of the most practical science popularization books I have read..." Or, in Romanian: "...e una dintre cele mai practice cărți de popularizare a științei din cîte am citit..."

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Global News: The ethics of vaccine rollout: Who should be in Alberta’s Phase 2?

Blake Murdoch, Research Associate with the HLI is featured.

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Relax Dammit: Don't Let Health Misinformation Stress You Out!

Demolished records for the best-attended webinar ever from UAlberta's Alumni Relations. The fascinating hour-long event is available to hear until February 11.

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Timmins Today: The ‘infodemic’ is not helping people truly understand COVID and vaccines, panel says

Science communicators discuss the issue of misinformation on social media

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University of Calgary: 37th Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals

January 16 Timothy Caulfield presents Keynote "The Weird and the Wonderful of COVID-19"

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The Toronto Star: The “infodemic” is not helping people truly understand COVID and vaccines

“There is so much misinformation that is out there.”

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Alberta Primetimes: Review: Relax, Dammit! a welcome read in the age of misinformation and anxiety

Edmonton author Timothy Caulfield wants readers to consider science in everyday life decisions, from anxiety-inducing choices around toothpaste and washing hands to screen time, sleep and sex.

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Cityline: 3 strategies to relax in a time of information anxiety

Timothy Caulfield chats with Tracy Moore on Cityline.

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Science-ing Daily Decisions With Timothy Caulfield: Coffee

Is coffee good for you, bad for you, or what? University of Alberta health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield weighs in based on the evidence

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folio: Stop worrying and love the science, says U of A misinformation expert in new book

TODAY Health law and policy professor Timothy Caulfield takes readers through an average day to show how evidence can allay our fears and inform our decisions.

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The Walrus: What’s More Dangerous than Leaping Out of a Plane?

Most things, it turns out. But science rarely shapes our decision making the way fear does

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Nature Index: Rise of the zombie ants

The pressure on researchers to produce results with social and economic impact could be driving hype in biomedical research, says Timothy Caulfield, who studies research ethics and public representations of science at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Audio File Magazine: Your Day, Your Way

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The Hype Magazine: 3 “New Year, New You” Books Worth Checking Out For 2021

"Your Day, Your Way!" "...the book is a friendly, funny, fact-based guide to changing how you make decisions..."

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Global News: Correlation between the pandemic and misinformation

Timothy Caulfield notes evidence shows a correlation between the pandemic and misinformation

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Global News: No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Timothy Caulfield warns COVID-19 misinformation is having direct impact on vaccination hesitancy – Nov 18, 2020

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Sound Cloud Canada Talks: Timothy Caulfield Joins Arlene Bynon

Timothy Caulfield joined Arlene Bynon to discuss how years of unaddressed misinformation online was a factor in the chaos in Washington and the storming of the US Capitol

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Laurentian University: COVID-19 Infodemic: Misinformation in a Global Pandemic Era

January 13 Live 9am EST

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Chatelaine: Make Better Choices In 2021: Timothy Caulfield Is Here To Help

With his new book, Relax, Dammit!, the health and science myth buster wants to make our many daily decisions—around food, sex, coffee and kids—a little less scary and a lot more sane.

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The Edmonton Journal: Audrey's Books picks its favourite local reads from 2020

Relax, Dammit: A user’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety, Timothy Caulfield

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin TVO: How to keep calm in a busy world

Everything you thought you knew about what brings stress into your life... you may not actually know.

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University of Alberta Event: Relax Dammit: Don't Let Health Misinformation Stress You Out!

January 12, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Faculty of Law UofA: Misinformation critic Timothy Caulfield presents webinar open to public

Health law expert will separate science-based health claims from phony ‘truisms’ in webinar on January 12.

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Check up CBC: COVID-19, Vaccines and Public Health Policy

Talking COVID-19, Vaccines and Public Health Policy. Tune in around 10:30 mark.

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The Times UK: ARE YOU AN OVERTHINKER? PANDORA SYKES ON HOW TO STOP

In new book, Relax!, Caulfield notes "the good stuff is drowned out by a torrent of fake news, conspiracy theories & celebrity quacks, so we overthink even the smallest decisions."

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The Record: At the Library: "Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety," by Timothy Caulfield

"Caulfield goes beyond clichés by taking us through a hypothetical day and the dozens of decisions we make..."

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Psychology Today: Worried for Nothing?

A review of Timothy Caulfield’s new book, Your Day, Your Way.

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The Edmonton Journal: The best in local books, 2020 edition, pandemic be damned

Say what you will about 2020, it was a captivating year for books by local authors — even if, like Timothy Caulfield’s myth-busting Relax, Dammit!: A Field Guide to the Age of Anxiety — one’s release date got bumped forward a month or six.

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Edmonton Journal: Year in Review

Timothy Caulfield poses for a photo at his Edmonton home, Wednesday April 1, 2020. Caufield received over $300,000 in grants to track misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19. PHOTO BY DAVID BLOOM /Postmedia

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Brock Star Gaming: This Year's Best Audiobooks 2020

The Science of Celebrity or is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield

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ConscienHealth: 2020 Concept of the Year: Immunity

Timothy Caulfield has collaborated on two studies that document the exploitation of this wish. An analysis of internet content about immune boosting strategies found it was quite common to suggest that such strategies could actually help one avoid COVID-19. In another analysis, he and his colleagues looked at immune boosting posts on Instagram. They found that all of them were promoting commercial interests.

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The Guardian: Nonfiction to look out for in 2021

Timothy Caulfield's 'Relax: A User's Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety'

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Apple Podcast: SGEM Xtra: Relax - Damm It!

December 21, 2020

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CBC Radio Active: Mr Covid

An Alberta government ad is meant to show how easily COVID can be transmitted. Timothy Caulfield talks with Adrienne Pan.

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SGEM XTRA: RELAX – DAMM IT!

Tim came on the SGEM and discussed his new book called Relax, Dammit! A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. Listen to the podcast to hear us discuss his new book, skepticism, and science communication in general.

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City News: How to have conversations with COVID-19 conspiracy theorists

Timothy Caulfield with the University of Alberta said protests defying COVID-19 restrictions have been a common scene in the province but conspiracy theorists are everywhere.

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NBC News: Covid vaccine and mask conspiracies succeed when they appeal to identity and ideology

Once a person feels part of a community or a movement, the adherence to a science-free, health misinformation position may begin to feel brave.

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The Edmonton Journal: Relax, Dammit: Timothy Caulfield uses science to tackle anxiety in new book

"I’ve been fascinated with misinformation and the way science and research are twisted in pop culture. I wanted to get a sense of how those forces impacted our daily decisions."

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20 stories that defined the University of Alberta in 2020

5. A myth-busting expert battled the ‘infodemic’. Health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield is well known for his unceasing efforts to counter health misinformation and pseudoscientific claims for purported miracle cures. This year he received new funding for a project to assess how false cures and conspiracy theories spread online, and recommend ways to contain potentially harmful bunk—helping people think before they click.

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Outside Online: The 2020 Sweat Science Holiday Book List

Featuring ‘Your Day, Your Way,’ by Timothy Caulfield

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Stat News: The polio vaccine had Elvis. Can celebrities similarly spur acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine?

“I think it’s going to be harder to have an Elvis Presley moment with Covid,” said Timothy Caulfield, a health policy professor at the University of Alberta in Canada. Caulfield suggested The Rock, Tom Hanks, or Beyoncé might make good ambassadors because they are beloved and hold a neutral place in pop culture.

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The Current with Matt Galloway

Timothy Caulfield on overcoming the anxiety of everyday life. Interview starts at 31:40

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Refinery 29: The Best Way To Set Anti-Vaxxers Straight About COVID-19 Myths

“The amount of misinformation right now is simply unbelievable,” says Timothy Caulfield, Canada’s pre-eminent bad science debunker.

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Rolling Stone: ‘Pastel QAnon’ Is Infiltrating the Natural Parenting Community

Caulfield says that thanks in part to anti-vaccine groups and influencers, “there’s absolutely no doubt misinformation is having an impact on public discourse about vaccines and on the growth of vaccination hesitancy.”

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CBC: Here's why one expert says you shouldn't text on the toilet

Timothy Caulfield unpacks the cause of our everyday anxiety, and what we can do about it

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CBC Radio: Will you be first or last in line for the COVID-19 vaccination?

Timothy Caulfield amoung others discuss the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Charles Adler Global News Radio: The thinking behind making good decisions

Charles Adler talks with Timothy Caulfield on how to relax during the pandemic and everyday life.

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The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn: Communication is key to overcoming vaccine hesitancy"

Timothy Caulfied speaks with Stephen Quinn about the best way to get people who are unsure -- not against -- vaccination to take the needle.

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Global News: Was the COVID-19 vaccine 'rushed', and the trials faked? Many are worried about taking the drug developed in less than a year.

“The public, for the very first time, is watching the science unfold." Timothy Caulfield

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National Post: Liberals announce a vaccine-harms compensation program

Timothy Caulfied, the Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta who has spoken extensively about misinformation in medicine, said such a policy creates “challenging communications issues, even if the policy makes sense.”

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Interview with The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

Frank Morano talks with Timothy Caulfield on vaccine hesitancy starting at 25:18 on December 11 show.

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Global News: Fact or Fiction: Was the COVID-19 vaccine ‘rushed’ and the trials faked?

“The public, for the very first time, is watching the science unfold,” said Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. “Science is messy. It’s hard. It’s slow. It’s a real challenge…and the public is watching that.”

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The Evan Solomon Show

Talks with Timothy Caulfield on his new book and vaccine hesitancy

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Real Agriculture: Fist bumps, early birds, and good boredom — a LIVE! with Timothy Caulfield

If you’re feeling rather exhausted, anxious, and a little overwhelmed, author Timothy Caulfield might know why.

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Timothy Caulfield Fights The Battle Against Bunk On Skeptical Inquirer Presents, Dec. 17

On December 17, Timothy Caulfield on the Infodemic: Debunking Works, So Let’s Get to It!

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Global News: Aalia Adam chats with Timothy Caulfield on his new book "Relax Dammit"

Global News Weekend host Aalia Adam speaks with Health Policy Expert Timothy Caulfield about his new book ‘Relax Dammit: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety.’

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Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous

We talk to researcher and author Tim Caulfield about his new book "Relax, Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety."

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CDTRP 7th Annual Scientific Meeting: Timothy Caulfield Keynote speaker

"Battling this infodemic in the time of COVID"

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MAFP: Disrupting the cycle of misinformation

This fall, Timothy Caulfield, Canadian health law and science professor and best-selling author, addressed America’s family physicians about the rise in misinformation and the need to “move the needle” in slowing its spread.

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Congrès Scientifique Annuel 2020 du PRDTC

Nous sommes ravis d'avoir Timothy Caulfield comme orateurs de marque aujourd'hui.

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CTV News: New Book "Relax Dammit" Vaccines and Misinformation

Really enjoyed this chat on CTV News Edmonton! Talked about my new book (#RelaxDammit!) & vaccine misinformation! Misinformation & twisted facts influence decisions big & small. #CriticalThinking so key!

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Global News: Living in the Age of Anxiety

University of Alberta health law professor Timothy Caulfield says many of the decisions we believe are healthy and safe just simply aren't. He joined Erin Chalmers on the morning news to talk about his new book "Relax, Dammit: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety."

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Globe and Mail: Opinion: Rant all you want. It won’t help you feel better

The year 2020 has provided us with many things to rant about. Infuriating conspiracy theories. Tone-deaf responses to social justice issues. The U.S. presidential election. A pandemic. Tiger King’s Carole Baskin. (Seriously, she’s on Dancing with the Stars?)

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The Loop: New book uses science to reveal how to lead a less stressful life

Timothy Caulfield’s ‘Relax, Dammit!’ shares research-based insight on how to lead a healthier life, and make better decisions.

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Skeptical Inquirer Presents: Timothy Caulfield - The Infodemic: Debunking Works (Let's Get To It!)

Webinar December 17, 2020 click here to register

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National Post: COVID shaming on the rise again in Canada, just in time for Christmas

“Remember that it’s very difficult to change (people’s) minds. Focus your conversations on what the consensus is, what the science says, and what we can do as a community,” said Timothy Caulfield, the Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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Farm Marketer: Episode 113 "Relax, Dammit" with Timothy Caulfield

Tracy Brunet and Timothy Caulfield chat about his new book "Relax Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety"

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ISN World Congress of Nephrology: Virtual WCN 2021 Plenary Lectures

The #ISNWCN plenary lecturers receive worldwide acclaim for their influence in health and medical research. Highly-cited authors, a Nobel-prize winner, and an award-winning documentary TV show host (Timothy Caulfield). These experts will offer insights into innovative and thought-provoking topics.

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CTV News: Hesitant Albertans will warm to vaccinations, says U of A professor

“The optimistic side of me believes that once this starts to roll out, once people see the efficacy, that more and more Albertans are going to get vaccinated,” said Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta.

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CBC News: The best Canadian nonfiction of 2020

Relax, Dammit! by Timothy Caulfield

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The Rad Dads Show - Tim Caulfield (Author, Health Law Expert)

Tim Caulfield is a Health Law expert, pseudoscience debunker, award-winning author, TV show host, and all around rad dad. Tim joins us just as he is releasing his newest book, "Relax, Dammit!" to chat about fatherhood, failed attempts at starting a family band, going to punk shows with your kids, and of course the facts and fictions about daily decision-making as a parent.

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Relax Dammit - Out Today!

The Fact and Fiction Behind Your Daily Decisions by Timothy Caulfield.

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CBC News The Morning Edition Sask: During a pandemic, why do so many people distrust science?

Is global trust in science in free-fall? Timothy Caulfield has looked into this question. He’s the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta.

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Your Day, Your Way The Fact and Fiction Behind Your Daily Decisions

It's age of misinformation, fearmongering & twisted facts. Does this reality impact your daily decisions? Yep.

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The Faculty of Law condemns racism directed at Professor Ubaka Ogbogu

The Faculty of Law stands in unqualified solidarity with our colleague Professor Ogbogu.

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CBC News: Opinion: The politics behind Jason Kenney's 'tepid' response to COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield, an expert in health law at the University of Alberta, says the province needs a co-ordinated and transparent approach when making policy around the coronavirus.

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Global News: Tackling COVID-19 misinformation

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy Timothy Caulfield joins Global News Morning Calgary via Skype to discuss COVID-19 misinformation in Alberta.

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CBC: Secret recordings reveal political directives, tension over Alberta's pandemic response

University of Alberta's Tim Caulfield says the province needs a transparent approach to pandemic policy.

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CBC News: Alberta Government Overruled Experts

Natasha Fatah talks with Timothy Caulfield, Health Law Professor, University of Alberta

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University of Calgary: Meet our fall 2020 honorary degree recipients

Recipients will address Class of 2020 at today’s virtual convocation ceremonies. Timothy Caulfield

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Justice William deWit and Professor Timothy Caulfield receive honorary degrees from University of Calgary

Timothy Caulfield received Honorary Degree from University of Calgary

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Research Money: COVID science has created a sea of bad data, conflicting results and exaggerated headlines. We can do better.

By Timothy Caulfield, Tania Bubela, Jonathan Kimmelman and Vardit Ravitsky

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RCIScience: Stranger than Fiction: Fighting Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield article

Join RCIScience for a special evening with Professor Timothy Caulfield, winner of this year’s Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication! You might recognize Professor Caulfield from his popular TV series A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, his numerous talks and appearances on television, radio and podcasts, or his many books, including RCIScience Fall Reads pick The Science of Celebrity...or Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

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Center for Inquiry: Ten New Fellows Elected To Committee For Skeptical Inquiry

Timothy Caulfield: Goop Buster

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COEE2020: COVID-19 and Civil Liberties

Around the world, COVID-19 mitigation strategies have impacted civil liberties. How have these been manifested, and what lessons are we learning? Professor Tim Caulfield's research focuses on health and science policy on a range of topics including stem cell research, genetics, public health, vaccination and public representations of science and health issues. November 23 Purchase tickets here

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CBC News: Experts worry that making a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory could harm public trust

Health law professor Timothy Caulfield says there is insufficient data on the effects of a COVID-19 vaccine, something that would need to be bolstered before beginning to consider whether a vaccine should be made mandatory

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CBC News: Ask an Expert: Tackling COVID-19 misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

Professor of health law Timothy Caulfield is known for debunking pseudoscience and has been working to thwart misinformation about COVID-19. He joins CBC Edmonton host Nancy Carlson to take your questions about misinformation - how it starts, why it spreads, and what you can do about it.

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Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020

November 20, 2020 8:30am Rise of Science Misinformation - Impacts on the lives of Canadians

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Calgary Public Library: It’s an Infodemic! Fighting Misinformation in The Age of COVID-19

In our current environment the rampant spread of bad science, conspiracy theories, fake cures, and lies have led to confusion, distraction, and even physical harm. Join, U of A Professor, Timothy Caulfield as he helps you understand how all this misinformation has spread so quickly and offers tools you can use to spot it and help put a stop to it. November 26 7-8pm register here

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Global News: Caulfield warns covid-19 misinformation direct impact on vaccine hesitancy

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Global News: Tim Caulfield warns COVID-19 misinformation is having direct impact on vaccination hesitancy

Despite a grim week in Alberta with rising COVID-19 active cases and death toll, University of Alberta law professor and Canada research chair in health law and policy Timothy Caulfield says recent research show the adverse impact misinformation is having on many people.

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Alberta Primetime: COVID-19 Vaccine roll out

Matthew Higgins talks to Professor Ubaka Ogbogu on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

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Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan: Cultivating Trust Conference

Register here November 25 1:20 PM: Infodemic: Is Misinformation Killing Us? Cow urine, bleach, and cocaine have all been recommended as COVID 19 cures—all nonsense. Misinformation is absolutely everywhere. The coronavirus isn’t just a pandemic, it is an infodemic. It’s caused physical harm and financial loss; added confusion and distraction to an already chaotic environment; and made it even more difficult to implement the needed health policy initiatives. How does this misinformation spread? Why do people believe it? What can we do as individuals and a community to fight back? Introduction by Grain Millers. Presented by Professor Timothy Caulfield, Professor of Health Law and Science Policy at University of Alberta

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One TV: A User's Guide to Cheating Death

WEEKNIGHTS NOV. 13 - DEC, 1, 2020 | 10PM ET / 7 PT SAT. & SUN., NOV. 21 - DEC. 27, 2020 | MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT The anti-aging industry is worth almost $10 billion a year. People want to live forever, and they want to look good while doing it. But how much of it actually works? And is any of it harmful? It’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the fact from fiction as magazines, television, and countless internet articles tout new therapies, diets and health trends as the secret behind a healthier, happier, and longer life. “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” is a documentary series that casts light on increasingly controversial procedures, diets and revived ancient therapies that are being sought by people desperate to dramatically alter their bodies or radically improve their health, and the booming industries that are more than happy to accept their business.

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RCIScience: Stranger than Fiction: Fighting Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

Join RCIScience for a special evening with Professor Timothy Caulfield, winner of this year’s Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication! Tue, November 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM MST

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ACAAI: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Our World, Our Patients and Ourselves

Timothy Caulfield will be presenting @ 1:03 pm – How Best to Battle the Infodemic

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Temple University: Battling the Infodemic!: Yes, Debunking Works (Let's Get To It!)

Timothy Caulfield will talk about misinformation and how to debunk it.

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Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety Hardcover – Dec 1 2020

Always exciting to see the final product. Long journey. Huge thanks to the many, many involved (interviewees, colleagues, family, editors, agents, science, my relaxed cats, etc!) On sale Dec 1! https://amazon.ca/Relax-Dammit-Users-Guide-Anxiety/dp/0735236321

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National Post: Why Americans aren't more afraid of COVID, and why that should worry Canadians

Canadians shouldn’t be smug. We’re not as polarized but we’re becoming more so, says University of Alberta professor of health law and policy Timothy Caulfield.

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ARCHE ECHO: Your Starring Role in Health Research! What research participation can look like

A conversation between Dr. Timothy Caulfield and Kelli Buckreus about what research participation can look like and why it's so important to get involved in health research. Stay tuned for more videos in the "Understanding Health Research" series by subscribing to our channel!

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McGill University: This Paper Argues an Amulet May Protect from COVID. Should It Have Been Published?

“Claiming that a paper is ‘unorthodox’ is not a license to misrepresent science in support of an unproven theory,” said Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta. “Publishing something that gets stuff wrong and misrepresents science can be a waste of resources and can confuse the academic literature. And, of course, it can be used to legitimize pseudoscience.”

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BCKD BC Kidney Days: Battling the Infodemic: Misinformation in the Era of COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield is the keynote speaker for the event, presenting: Battling the Infodemic: Misinformation in the Era of COVID-19

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CAPRES: Compétences en littératie scientifique : démêler le vrai du faux

La formation vise notamment à apprendre à différencier les statistiques sensationnalistes et les véritables données scientifiques. Timothy Caulfield, titulaire d’une chaire de recherche du Canada en droit et en politique de la santé et vedette du documentaire de Netflix intitulé A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, sera l’un des conférenciers invités dans le cadre du cours.

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RCIScience: An Evening with Timothy Caulfield - The 2020 Fleming Medal Celebration

RCIScience is delighted to recognize Professor Timothy Caulfield with the 2020 Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication.

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CBC Here and Now Toronto: Celebrity un-endorsement of Donald Trump

With the US election less than a week away, every decided vote counts. But it appear there's one voter on the fence. Rapper 50 Cent UN-endorsed Donald Trump - less than a week after throwing his support behind the President. But does his change of heart matter? Timothy Caulfield is a law professor with the University of Alberta and he shared his thoughts on the show with Gill Deacon.

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Prof. Ubaka Ogbogu co-authors report on ethical, legal questions of gene therapies

Associate Professor Ubaka Ogbogu, a health law scholar at the University of Alberta Faculties of Law and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has co-authored a new expert panel report on the issues surrounding somatic gene therapies in Canada.

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Rotman University of Toronto: Livestream: Timothy Caulfield on "Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety"

Livestream of Timothy's new book. February 2 at 5 pm

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Now Toronto: Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety talk

February 2, 2021 talk 5pm