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Women's College Hospital: COVID-19 Vaccine Experiences

@GurdeepPandher @CaulfieldTim @Cmdr_Hadfield @RobertThirsk @cblackst @shadkmusic @chiefladybird @BenMulroney @leelagilday @paulshaffer @chantalkreviaz @rufuswainwright @rameshferris

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20 Years of SCN: 20 Questions with…

Timothy Caulfield

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Dialogue CPSO: Rise of Infodemics

Caulfield: “I’ve never seen anything like this...”! "With good science, and clear and sound messaging from health experts, we can make progress against the pandemic and infodemic alike." Join #ScienceUpFirst!

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CTV News: What's causing vaccine hesitancy in Alberta?

Timothy discusses rural urban divide and role of complacency and misinformation. Remove barriers and "make getting a vaccine as easy as possible!" Pls, #ScienceUpFirst!

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Council of Canadian Academies: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Science and Health Misinformation

Assessment on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Health and Science Misinformation kicks off today with the first panel meeting. Meet the Panel, chaired by Alex Himelfarb.

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CCA: Le CAC forme un comité d’experts sur les conséquences socio-économiques de la mésinformation en science et en santé

Timothy Caulfield, MSRC, MACSS, Titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada en droit et politique de la santé, Université de l’Alberta

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Genome BC: Mitigating an Infodemic

This episode also comes from Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum. This discussion examines the importance of not sensationalizing data and being clear what the science means. Overly emotive clickbait stories do more harm than good. How can you help break the chain of misinformation?

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Global News: COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise

Author and professor Timothy Caulfield is one of the experts part of a public forum on COVID19 myths and science being held on June 22 at the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

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The Impacts of COVID-19: Misinformation and Myth During the Pandemic

Episode 4. Timothy Caulfield, Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, speaks to Vardit Ravitsky about the spread of misinformation on social media during the pandemic, and how we can address this issue through action and policy changes.

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abc News: Bills WR Cole Beasley vows to live 'life like I want' amid backlash to anti-vaccine remarks

Again, using twisted "liberty" language to push anti-vaxx agenda. How does Beasley feel about stop signs, food safety, and interference penalties?

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The National: How to combat pandemic misinformation online

Countering vaccine misinformation works! Have those tough discussions. Listen. Be patient. Provide a path to credible info.

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Toronto Star: Vaccine lotteries are now in Canada — can they really boost slowing jab rates? Here’s what we know

Turns out, experts say vaccine lotteries may actually make quite a bit of sense. (Not to mention, as Timothy Caulfield put it, it's "kitchen sink time.")

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Times Colonist: COVID-19 vaccination rates on the Prairies grow slowly after rush of keeners

Caulfield "Hopeful we can get to 80%, but "it's going to be tough. It's going to require that we use every tool at our disposal"!

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USA Today: What it means when sports stars stay coy about their COVID-19 vaccine status

UAlbertaLaw Prof. Timothy Caulfield says celebrities and athletes can make a big difference in how people view vaccines and vaccinations.

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Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous: Vaccination incentives

What do public health officials need to do to convince more Albertans to get vaccinated? Tune in around the 2:22 mark for Timothy Caulfield.

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Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

Can you boost your immune system? Tune in around the 13:30 mark for Timothy Caulfield.

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City News: Data shows COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alberta tied to level of education

Caulfield “For those who are complacent, we need to use a vaccine strategy that gets this on their radar.”

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#CAEP21 Celebrity Shout Out Video

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CBC Listen: The Morning Edition - Sask with Stefani Langenegger

What do we do when MDs or professors spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines? Timothy Caulfield weighs in.

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STAT + Conversations: How COVID changed health misinformation online

Video Chat June 15 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT

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Timothy Caulfield: Daily Misinformation is Causing Real Harm

Timothy Caulfield is an author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta. He spoke at The Walrus Talks at Home: The Future of Speech Online on June 8, 2021. Watch his full talk here.

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CBC News: Bertrand Bickersteth and Timothy Caulfield among winners for 2021 Alberta Literary Awards

Caulfield won the $1,500 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction for Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety.

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105.9 The Region with Ann Rohmer

Timothy Caulfield on the Delta Variant.

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Edmonton Journal: Vaccine lottery unlikely to be effective: U of C behavioural economist

No one think lotteries will help with antivaxxers. But they might (as some evidence shows) help with complacent or slightly hesitant. Another 2-3% = hugely helpful.

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The Edmonton Journal: Alberta launches $3M lottery in bid to reach first-dose vaccine target amid faltering demand

Incentives have a place. “We’re incentivizing it because it’s good for your community.” This crunch time! Let's go!

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CTV News: Alberta considers incentives to help boost vaccination rates and the province's reopening plan

“Those individuals that might be somewhat hesitant, this might change the calculus" But “you want to make sure you’re incentivizing the right message..."

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The Vessel: Change the conversation. Change your life.

The More More: A powerful conversation with Timothy Caulfield June 14, 7pm EST

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Calgary Sun: Could Alberta follow in Manitoba's footsteps with a vaccine lottery?

“There’s some evidence that for those who are slightly hesitant or complacent, an incentive might work. It might be a helpful strategy...”

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Calgary Herald: 'This is a crucial time': Demand for first shots of COVID-19 vaccine appears to be waning across Alberta

“We need to have a degree of provincewide protection in order to justify opening up our economy and reducing our public health restrictions,” Caulfield said.

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The Edmonton Journal: Manitoba is holding a $2M vaccine lottery. Could Alberta be next?

Prof. Timothy Caulfield says research on vaccine incentives is mixed, and the messaging around them needs to be appropriate.

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Writers' Guild of Alberta: 2021 Alberta Literacy Awards Gala

Winner of the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

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The House of Pod: A Medical Podcast: Episode 124 - Timothy Caufield and Tyler Black: HOP Gets Canadian

Lizzie and Kaveh talk with Timothy Caufield, professor of health law and science policy, and Tyler Black, psychiatrist/suicidologist about EMDR, debunking science myths, and the difference between the US and Canadian responses to COVID-19.

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The Daily Celebrity: Can celebrities spur acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine?

Caulfield suggested that The Rock, Tom Hanks or Beyoncé could be good ambassadors because they are loved and have a neutral place in pop culture.

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Edmonton Journal: Opinion: For the sake of public health, make the U of A smoke-free

Post-secondary institutions should be providing students with support and incentives to quit and preparing them for a smoke-free workplace.

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Neo Life: Misinformation is a public health crisis—so let's treat it that way

A new approach employs "infodemiologists" to fight bad information outbreaks.

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Writers' Guild of Alberta Presents: 2021 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

9 June 2021 8:00 pm

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CBC: PCR tests are not prone to false positives, despite what people say on Facebook, experts say

Caulfield "the #PCR bunk "fits so well into the broader conspiracy theory that pandemic is a hoax."

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The Walrus Talks at Home: The Future of Speech Online

Balancing free expression and navigating harmful content. June 8 5-6 pm MDT

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National Post: Health Canada agrees to extend shelf-life of AstraZeneca as variant from India ups COVID threat

Caulfield: "key will be to frame the explanation in a way that is transparent and retains confidence."

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Staples Business Advantage: Spinning Science: Getting To The Truth About Our Health

Gonna tackle "Getting to the Truth About Our Health". A great opportunity to chat about a very hot topic!

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Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology: COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise

Join us for this exciting public panel discussion "COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise". June 22 6-7 pm MDT

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CBC Listen Afternoon Drive with Chris dela Torre: Mask-wearing restrictions, freedom, misinformation and the law

Caulfield speaks with CBC Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre about public health measures.

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Vancouver Is Awesome: AstraZeneca expiry change based on science but communication is key: experts

Caulfield said communicating scientific decisions in a pandemic is really hard, but doing it well is also critical.

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Global News: Are financial incentives motivators for individuals not yet inoculated?

Caulfield, "Where I think incentives can be helpful is that movable middle — those individuals who are either complacent or haven’t got around to it...” Must be done well.

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Global News: Premier Jason Kenney hints at incentives in Alberta for getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Blake Murdoch, a research associate at the University of Alberta Health Law Institute, said knowing Alberta is going to be reopening without the majority of people fully vaccinated, “we need to accelerate as quickly as possible.”

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CanCOVID Speaker Series: Evidence-Based Debunking: Needed and Effective

Tuesday June 1 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

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630 Ched: Today's show: vaccine hesitancy, vaccine confidence clinic for kids and good news for Canadian beef

Countering misinformation is key, even if it seems fringe-y (no, the vaccines won't change your DNA!).

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The Globe and Mail: Experts play a vital role in debunking misinformation. We need to support them to do that

Debunking by experts is needed, effective, encouraged, appreciated – and, perhaps, an obligation.

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Canadian Association of Sciences Centres: Trust in a Misinformation Age

June 3 This expert panel will explore the concept of trust and science communication strategies during COVID 19.

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National Post: 'Injecting doubt': How hard-core COVID vaccine deniers could impact the 'moveable middle'

Caulfield: "The spread of misinformation is one of the great challenges of our time"

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Ottawa Citizen: Young people over 12 now qualify for vaccination. Will they or their parents hesitate?

With consent, "there is a presumption of capacity." Caulfield: "You want kids to get vaccinated not just for herd immunity, but their own health."

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Gowling WLG: Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

How can we push back against the rising tied of bunk? Are there evidence-informed strategies? (Spoiler: Yep!) RSVP to the live Webinar June 8

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The Signal: Lies, Damned Lies, and Facebook

"Dealing with hesitancy is going to become increasingly critical as we near herd immunity."

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University of Alberta: Education generator

Timothy Caulfield co-founded #ScienceUpFirst — a social media campaign combatting the misinformation infodemic.

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Infodemic exhibit going up!

#Think Accuracy

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STAT News: He’s a Stanford professor and a Nobel laureate. Critics say he was dangerously misleading on Covid

How should universities deal with faculty that spread misinformation? Academic freedom vs. public harm of spreading bunk.

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The Star Edmonton: Why do COVID conspiracy theories like post-vaccine ‘shedding’ catch on? How misinformation peddlers have broadened their allure

Omar Mosleh appreciated speaking with the bright minds of Timothy Caulfield and Jared Wesley about COVID-19 misinformation and who is most susceptible it.

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660 City News: AHS, police keeping an eye out for people allegedly no-showing vaccine appointments to spoil doses

“...demonstrates how far those who have anti-vaxx views will go."

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Making Sense of Science: Tackling COVID-19 Misinformation with Professor Tim Caulfield

Some of themes: value of emphasizing Big Picture reality (ie, vaccines so impressive!) and hope; backfire effect (overplayed issue?).

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Radio Canada: Comment la police choisit-elle d'intervenir en cas de non-respect des mesures sanitaires?

"Je crois que c’est surtout lié au fait que certains défient les mesures sanitaires depuis des mois."

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Cross Country Checkup with Ian Hanomansing: Ask Me Anything: Kids and vaccines

Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Fatima Kakkar and health law policy expert Timothy Caulfield answer caller questions about teens and vaccines.

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CBC News: When it comes to COVID vaccines, older teens may call the shots, say experts

Though Caulfield says the decision about whether to be immunized may ultimately fall to a teen patient, disagreements between parents and their children can arise.

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CTV News: Health inspectors in Alberta face increasing amounts of harassment, threats, and hostility

“At the beginning of this pandemic we were celebrating public health officials and now we’re at a very different place."

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iNFODEMIC Text and Images

#iNFODEMIC is an artist's book project made up of text and image pairings that were created out of an interdisciplinary project between Sean Caulfield, Timothy Caulfield, and Sue Coleberg.

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Let Grow: Should You Let Your Child Walk to School? Scientific Advice from Tim Caulfield

Don't let fearmongering win!

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The Current with Matt Galloway: Can incentives ease vaccine hesitancy?

Matt Galloway talks about the best ways to increase vaccine uptake with Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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Folio: ‘Debunk fast, debunk well’: Misinformation-fighting campaign takes on COVID vaccine hesitancy

Social media campaign co-created by U of A’s Timothy Caulfield aims to help people find credible information online.

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City News: Mixed messaging during a pandemic: what’s the impact?

“Vaccination acceptance rates have gone up slightly or are a little more stable.” But fragile? Perhaps. Vaccine shopping and frustration with science communication.

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Ambition Nutrition 2021: Spinning Science: Getting to the Truth About Our Health

Keynote Speaker 1:10-1:50 pm In his fun and provocative talk, Timothy Caulfield will examine the social forces that twist science, and how we can all cut through the noise to get to the truth about our health.

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CBC News: Sask. vaccine sticker initiative great way to normalize process, say two experts

"They celebrate the science and make this sort of a joyful event" says Timothy Caulfield.

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Health Care In Canada: COVID-19 and The Anti-Science Vortex: Managing Disinformation

Overwhelmed by misinformation? So are we. Let’s talk about COVID19 and the anti-science vortex.

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My McMurray: Do minors need their parents’ permission to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

“It’s not a very complex procedure. We’re not talking about open heart surgery here.” Yep. Mature teens can consent. Their consent is both necessary AND sufficient!

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Crystal Laderas: Anti-maskers are encouraging followers to social distance and even wear masks over fear of "shedding"

Crystal Laders talks with Timothy Caulfield.

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660 City News: Do minors need their parents’ permission to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

“In Alberta if they’re deemed competent – in other words, if they understand the nature of vaccines – their consent is both necessary and sufficient"

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City News: Why COVID-19 conspiracy followers are social distancing

"Highlights that their message is just denial. DENIAL. That should be the takeaway from this incredible paradox."

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CTV News: How many Canadians have been vaccinated in the U.S.? Public health agencies don't really know

Caulfield, 'Equity, access and data monitoring issues, but also = more vaccinated (always good!). If following relevant local public health rules (no queue jumping!), OK?'

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Choosing Wisely Canada: Battling the Infodemics: Debunking Works (Let’s Get To It!)

The spread of misinformation has been a defining characteristic of the COVID19 pandemic. How can we counter this “infodemic” with evidence-based communication strategies? Find out on May 13 with Timothy Caulfield.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health and Law at McGill University

McGill University in Montreal, Canada is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows for a one-year period starting in 2021

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University of Alberta: Should you let your children walk to school by themselves?

Science-ing Daily Decisions

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CBC News: Should Canadians get vaccinated abroad? Liberals, Tories skirt the issue but health experts encourage it

Caulfield said as long as people are following the public health rules and queues in those jurisdictions, "my view is a vaccine in the arm is always a good thing."

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Mental Health Academy: Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape

August 18-20 2021 The conference theme, Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape, invites educators, school administrators, and clinical professionals from all over the world to increase their mental health knowledge and mobilize implementation of the Mental Health Literacy approach in their districts.

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The Loop CBC Edmonton: Disinformation and defying restrictions

Professor Timothy Caulfield talks disinformation, COVID denial and public health messaging.

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The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies - CACBT

Health Resilience in the Age of Fear and Misinformation May 7, 2021 6:00-7:00pm (EDT)

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Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous: Addressing vaccine hesitancy

Dr. Cora Constantinescu, pediatric infectious disease doctor and Dr. Timothy Caulfield talk to Judy Aldous on vaccine hesitancy.

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Infodemic: Countering the Spread of Misinformation.

This is amazing work by Sean Caulfield, and graphic artist, Susan Colberg. Vernon Public Art Gallery.

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The Current with Matt Galloway: new restrictions, leadership, and frustration caused by anti-lockdown protests

Galloway discusses the political leadership in the crisis with Timothy Caulfield.

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CBC News: 'Preferred vaccines' messaging from federal panel sparks concern, criticism from health experts

It matters if poor messaging mean 2 or 3% of people don't get the vaccine.

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CBC Listen: Battling health dis-information in the COVID-19 pandemic

How to get people to actually follow public health rules during a pandemic. We'll hear from the man battling health dis-information, Timothy Caulfield.

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AdvantAge Ontario:

Timothy Caulfield uses his typical blend of science and humour to take on the year that was, from viral variants to vaccines

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The Central Zone Medical Staff Association: Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

May 11, 2021 7:00pm MST

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The Globe and Mail: Trudeau seeks to dispel advisory council’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns

“I view getting a vaccine as an altruistic act. Something you do for your community,” he said. “I also think the rarity of these risks needs to be put in context. Everything in life has risks.”

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Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum 2021

Speakers include Dr. Fauci (yes really!) Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Timothy Caulfield, and many others.

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CAPDM: Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

CAPDM Annual Conference May 3, 2021 - May 5, 2021 A Working Summit: Connecting Healthcare Leaders with Rich Content and Actionable Intelligence

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Võta vabalt! Ärevuse ajastu käsiraamat

If you are Estonian, out May 7th! Loose translation" "Take It Easy!"

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Science Writers and Communicators of Canada: Book Awards 2020

Timothy Caulfield is a Book Award Finalist for the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. Winners will be announced in the summer of 2021. More details at https://sciencewriters.ca/book-awards #SciLit #SciComm #CanLit #SWCC50.

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City News: Vaccine 'Shedding' Not Scientifically Plausible

Conceptually incoherent.

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City News: 'Conceptually incoherent:' Expert debunks Alberta business' vaccine 'shedding' claim

“You don’t have to be a hardcore denier to be influenced by this." #Antivaxxer trying to sow doubt. Ignore and #ScienceUpFirst!

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Government of Canada funds two new projects to encourage vaccine uptake in Canada

"The spread of misinformation does real harm. It is having, for example, an adverse impact on vaccine uptake and on the adoption of preventative public health strategies. It is also fueling fears and polarized public discourse. With ScienceUpFirst, we are countering misinformation on social media with proven strategies: humour, creativity, empathy, and the best available scientific evidence."

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Government of Canada funds two new projects to encourage vaccine uptake in Canada

With ScienceUpFirst, we are countering misinformation on social media with proven strategies: humour, creativity, empathy, and the best available scientific evidence."

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Yahoo: Government of Canada funds two new projects to encourage vaccine uptake in Canada

Two new projects to encourage vaccine uptake in Canada. "With #ScienceUpFirst, we are countering misinformation on social media with proven strategies: humour, creativity, empathy, and the best available scientific evidence."

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Faculty of Law: Campaign countering vaccine misinformation receives new funding of $1.75 million

Steered by University of Alberta Law Professor Timothy Caulfield, ScienceUpFirst will now receive $1.75 million in federal funding through the Immunization Partnership Fund to encourage vaccine acceptance and uptake.

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McGill: The “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Gamble of Private Cord Blood Banks

Umbilical cord blood is special. Some companies are cranking up the hype machine to convince you they should freeze it for a fee. Marcon, Murdoch, and Caulfield's new study, 'Peddling promise? An analysis of private umbilical cord blood banking company websites in Canada' is referenced.

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My 30 second detox!

So efficient. So effective.

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660 City News: Alberta MLA maintains opposition to some COVID-19 health measures

"Her comments are not of the flavour one would expect from a politician who is trying to deal with the public health crisis."

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CTV News: The new Battle of Alberta? Vaccine uptake higher around Edmonton than Calgary

"We have to be transparent, we need to be honest about these adverse events, but we also need to be clear about the risk-benefit ratio."

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Global News: Why COVID-19 messaging matters to teens and young children

“I don’t think we can teach critical thinking early enough": health researcher Timothy Caulfield says it's crucial to arm teens with science-based COVID-19 information and make them part of the messaging.

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Global News: Why is opposition to lockdowns, masks and science growing? The psychology of defiance explained

"Their actions have a real impact in the context of creating vaccine hesitancy..."

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Science Up First: How to debunk misinformation

Debunking WORKS! Timothy Caulfield has the low-down on how to stop the spread of dangerous misinformation.

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630 CHED: Gen-X Albertans sharing their enthusiasm for COVID19 vaccine

Timothy Caulfield talks with Shaye Ganam.

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ICI Radio Canada: Vaccination: l'Alberta attrape la piqûre des autoportraits

C’est ce qu’on appelle l’effet de cohorte, explique Timothy Caulfield. Quand on voit nos pairs obtenir [le vaccin], ça aide à normaliser le processus.

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CBC News: Enthusiasm for COVID vaccine among gen-X Albertans is infectious, experts say

I know many hate "selfie" culture, but I think a constructive trend. Anything to help normalize vaccination!

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The Star Edmonton: Love them or hate them, Gen X’ers’ vaccine selfies — or ‘vaxxies’ — may be the marketing campaign we needed

“I think it is important to normalize getting vaccinated. It is important for individuals to see people like them getting vaccinated, and that can help reduce vaccine hesitancy.” Caulfield

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation: Media and Public Engagement: How to Translate our Expertise into Impact

Hosted by 2020 Fellow Vardit Ravitsky with 2020 Fellow Prof. Glenn Cohen and 2013 Fellow Prof. Timothy Caulfield, this workshop will provide Scholars with theoretical and hands-on training on how to effectively engage with the media and communicate expertise to the public in an impactful manner.

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation's COVID-19 Impact Committee: A Commitment to Action Declaration

Inequity is not inevitable. It is a problem that can be solved. The members of the PETF COVID-19 Impact Committee have signed A Commitment to Action Declaration that highlights the urgent need for change.

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City News: Should youth be served?

Youth are getting vaccine appointments that would have otherwise been a wasted dose.

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World Congress of Nephrology 2021 Virtual

Battling Pseudoscience in the age of misinformation (Stewart Cameron Lecture)

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University of Alberta: "Engaging Creativities: Art in the Pandemic, a virtual exhibit"

Sean Caulfield organized a compelling art exhibit on the pandemic. Topics: isolation, misinformation, stigma...

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Global News: Concerns over public trust erosion after lack of details on COVID-19 birthday party outbreak

The concern is, if there’s information flowing from the government that can’t be confirmed, we’re going to undermine public trust at the absolute worst time,” says Timothy Caulfield.

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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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Science Borealis: Why do we (dis)trust? A look at the science of credibility

What makes us believe some messages over others? Alice Fleerackers asks Timothy Caulfield, Jaigris Hodson, and Marcelo Träsel why we trust who we trust—and how our gut instincts can lead us astray.

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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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iHeartRadio: OTTAWA AT WORK WITH LESLIE ROBERTS FOR THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25TH, 2021

Tune in around the 23:25 mark for Professor Caulfield.

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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