How do we know it’s true? Can we mobilize all forms of knowledge?

About the event

We live in a world of contested truths, alternative facts, and deep fakes. This is a real challenge for observers, advisors and decision-makers who need to decide what is true, what is false, what forms of knowledge can be used, and how the knowledge can be deployed. This multi-disciplinary panel of experts and practitioners provided key perspectives on these important questions. A discussion with the audience followed.

Welcome Remarks

Monica Gattinger

Monica Gattinger
Director, ISSP and Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, uOttawa




Alex Trebek
Distinguished Alumnus, uOttawa (via video message)


Marc Saner

Marc Saner
ISSP Inaugural Director and Core Member, Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa


Nancy Hamzawi
ADM Science & Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada




Pascal Lapointe
Editor-in-Chief, Rumor Detector, Agence Science-Presse




Pierrot Ross-Tremblay
Assistant Professor, Institute for Indigenous Research and Studies, uOttawa




Jill Scott
Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs, uOttawa

Closing remarks

Ted Hsu
Scientist and former Member of Parliament

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