September 30, 2022

Gairdner Science Literacy Workshop “Let’s Get Social: Leveraging Social Media For Science”

Hosted by the Gairdner Foundation, this virtual webinar took place on September 28, 2022.

TED talk-style presentations from Lisa Richardson, Parshati Patel, Timothy Caulfield and Alice Fleerackers were followed by a panel discussion moderated by internationally acclaimed American educator and molecular biologist, Dr. Raven Baxter.

This event explored concrete ideas to combat misinformation, how to use a professional platform to advocate and educate the public, and the ups and downs to using social media as an “amplifier” for science, and more. This event was presented by the Government of Canada and CIHR and in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and ScienceUpFirst, a Canadian Association of Science Centres initiative.

Sam Bradd from Drawing Change drew a live representation of the discussion. See the creation below.


In partnership with Lotus STEMM, we have provided Hindi and Urdu translations of the transcript below. Please click the links to view.