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Wednesday, November 24 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
923: Trusting the messenger: Where do young Canadians turn for scientific information they can believe?

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Organized by: Canada Foundation for Innovation

​To shed light on the relationship of Canada’s youth to science and their preferred sources of scientific information, the CFI and Acfas have hired the national polling firm Ipsos to look at the attitudes of youth toward science and at the conditions and people who shape them.

This survey is being conducted in a public environment where social media, fake news and unreliable sources can strongly influence the development of attitudes and belief systems among young people that can stay with them for life, and that can potentially directly impact their career, health and societal choices.   

This panel will unveil the survey results and will feature a discussion of some of the key drivers that influence Canadian youth and their attitudes about science.

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Roseann O’Reilly Runte

President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation
She has led a number of universities in Canada and the U.S. and has served on many boards including the National Bank of Canada, LifeNet, the Club of Rome, Jean Coutu, and as President of the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization... Read More →

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Sébastien Dallaire

Senior Vice President and General Manager for Quebec, Ipsos Canada
Possessing more than 20 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research in academia and in the private sector, Sébastien is a regular spokesperson for Ipsos, frequently conducting television and radio interviews for provincial and national media outlets in both official... Read More →
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Jean-Pierre Perreault

President, Acfas
The Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Professor Jean-Pierre Perreault, graduated in biochemistry from the Université de Montréal. He pursued post-doctoral training at Yale University before joining the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke... Read More →
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Catherine Girard

Professor of microbiology, Université du Québec à Chicoutim
Professor Catherine Girard holds a PhD in biology from the Université de Montréal during which she worked on the gut microbiome of the Inuit, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Université Laval focused on the discovery on novel environmental viruses in the North. She is... Read More →
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Philipe Mongrain

PhD student, Université de Montréal
Philippe Mongrain is a PhD candidate in political science at the Université de Montréal and a member of the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy. His interests are voting behaviour, election forecasting, and Canadian politics. His work on election forecasting has been published... Read More →

Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST