UTSC Speakers Series

Professor Jeffrey Dvorkin, Lecturer, Senior Fellow Massey College and Program Director for Journalism at UTSC, leads off our Fall 2018 line-up with a informative discussion on what new critical skills and skeptical methods are needed to combat the tsunami of mis- and disinformation in an era of "fake news" and with increasingly dubious online content, how can our democratic systems survive - in his talk How the News Became "Uber-ized" (what it means for democracy...)

Great Explorations (previously the Snider Lecture Series) welcomes you to join us and hear from some of the campus' most renowned thinkers.  Building on our history of community engagement, Great Explorations offers an intellectually enriching experience that explores critical issues in the world today. 

Register online for our FALL 2018 line-up - October 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2018. 

Talks and Q&A run from: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Location: Environmental Science & Chemistry (EV on map) Building, Catalyst Centre, 1065 Military Trail. Complimentary parking in Lots G and H will be provided - exit passes will be given out at the registration table, on the day of each event.  Refreshments will be served. Please contact ovpd@utsc.utoronto.ca or +1 (416) 287-7027 for more information.         

Take a look back at some of our engaging talks from 2017 & 2018!

Lecturer, Journalism Program Director and Senior Fellow Massey College, Professor Jeffrey Dvorkin

October 2 - How the News Became "Uber-ized" (what it means for democracy...)

Jeffrey Dvorkin is a lecturer & director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough & a senior fellow at Massey College

October 16 - Eating Cheeseburgers Reduces the Risk of Dying of Cancer: Using the News to Teach Critical Though

Professor Steve Joordens is the Director of the Advanced Learning Technology Lab and Professor in the Department of Psychology, UTSC

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