Need an Expert? International Day for Epidemic Preparedness (December 27)

Need an expert
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Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Ivy Bourgeault (English only)

Full Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Professor Bourgeault can speak on the topic from a health workforce perspective.

Luc Bonneville (French only)

Full Professor, Department of Communications, Faculty of Arts.

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Professor Bonneville can speak from a communications and media perspective.

"To fight present-day epidemics, we must also fight misinformation. How do we ingest the surcharge of information in relation to public health measures during the evolution of an epidemic or pandemic, etc.? How do we dissect these messages? How do we overcome pandemic fatigue? How do we not fall down the "fake news" rabbit hole? In other words, how do we disconnect from the noise to focus on the essential?"   

Tracy Vaillancourt (English only)

Full Professor, Faculty of Education, and Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention.

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Professor Vaillancourt’s research focuses on children’s mental health, including the challenges have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.