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UBC Okanagan Global | March 29, 2022

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Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature Dr. Derek Muller

How Do We Know What’s True?

 

Dear colleagues,

 

In this world of fake news, in which scientific theories and developments are challenged more than ever before, it has never been more important to think deeply about how we can get the truth. I am therefore very pleased to remind you that the Faculty of Science is hosting Dr. Derek Muller as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) who will help us do just that.

 

This virtual event will be held this Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm.

 

As one of UBC Okanagan’s premier community engagement events, the DSS features thought leaders who have achieved excellence in their field and strive to implement that excellence on a global scale.

 

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is thrilled to present Dr. Derek Muller, a science educator and scholar who has created a virtual space to improve the public’s knowledge of science and engineering.

 

As the creator and director of the science-based YouTube channel Veritasium, Dr. Muller focuses on addressing counter-intuitive concepts in science, usually beginning by discussing ideas with members of the public.

 

In his talk, Dr. Muller will discuss how we determine what is true in a world where the circulation of information and misinformation is rampant.

 

Dr. Muller will speak to cognitive biases that unconsciously shape our judgements and particular modes of thinking that avoid these pitfalls.

 

How Do We Know What’s True? — An evening with Dr. Derek Muller

Thursday, March 31
7 pm | Virtual event on Zoom

 

Register or find out more at speakers.ok.ubc.ca

 

The theme of the DSS is a civil and sustainable society. The DSS brings compelling global speakers to the homes of Okanagan residents to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country and our world. I encourage you to join us for Dr. Muller’s talk.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lesley Cormack
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
UBC Okanagan

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