Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

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In advance of his Oct. 23 lecture, The Placebo Effect, as part of the 2017 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Amir Raz spoke spoke to the Reporter about everything from hypnosis in medicine, the connection between magic and science and the ethics of physicians prescribing placebo

Dr. Marla Shapiro C.M. to speak at Trottier Public Science Symposium – “Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection”

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Dr. Marla Shapiro is a Canadian medical doctor, best known as a health journalist for CTV News Channel. She is also one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Trottier Public Science Symposium (Oct. 23 – 24). In advance of her Oct. 23 lecture, Dr. Shapiro spoke about the state of medical education in Canada, alternative medicine practitioners vs physicians, and her own battle with breast cancer.

Joel Achenbach on science and pseudoscience

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“The Internet channels people into echo chambers,” says the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach in advance of his Trottier Symposium lecture. “You can find affirmation of your beliefs no matter however ridiculous they may be.”

Science should be “core literacy for everyone,” says Trottier speaker

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“I think we all need to understand what makes good evidence good – how to get it and where to find it,” says Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science USA, leading up to his Trottier Symposium lecture. “This has to be a core literacy for everyone.”

In conversation with Julia Belluz

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Leading up to her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, award-winning journalist Julia Belluz spoke with the McGill Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and what she calls “the backlash against science and evidence-informed thinking.”

Erica Johnson on the challenges of science journalism

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In advance of her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, the CBC’s Erica Johnson spoke to the Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and the impact of the internet on the public’s scientific literacy.

“Fear mongers” make good living by misrepresenting science, says GMO expert

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In advance of his appearance at the upcoming Trottier Symposium (Sept. 28-29), GMO expert Kevin Folta spoke to the Reporter about genetically modified foods.

Calls to ban wifi in schools based on cancer risk “cuckoo,” says epidemiologist

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In advance of his lecture at the upcoming the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Geoffrey Kabat spoke with the Reporter about the lack of evidence linking cell phone use with cancer.

Four burning questions for Paul Offit

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In advance of his presentation at the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr, Paul Offit, Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, spoke to the Reporter about the controversy surrounding vaccinations.