CSCA presents an online lecture from CSCA Winnipeg Chapter Leader, Rebecca Dielschneider (Associate Professor of Biology, Providence University College) as a part of CSCA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting.
"Science Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Friday | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST | Zoom Webinar
- 4:00pm PST | 7:00pm EST – introductions
- 4:10pm – talk by Rebecca
- 5:00pm – business meeting
- 5:30pm PST | 8:30pm EST- social time
Science Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of deaths. These significant losses in this time of uncertainty have revealed deficiencies in the ways we communicate science to the public. There are important lessons we can take away from this pandemic to help improve communication efforts and build trust. In this talk, I will reflect on those lessons and offer my perspectives based on my personal experiences. These are timely, significant lessons given the end of this pandemic is still out of sight.
Rebecca Dielschneider (PhD, University of Manitoba) is Assistant Professor of Biology at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. She teaches biological and health sciences and has research interests in the pedagogy of immunology and the intersection of science and faith, especially when it involves vaccine hesitancy.
Rebecca was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honours, with Co-op in Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University. As an undergraduate student, she worked at the National Microbiology Laboratory and Immunovaccine Technologies Incorporated. Rebecca graduated with a PhD from the Department of Immunology at the University of Manitoba in 2016, and then started the science program at Providence. A leader, scholar, and teacher, she is one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40. She also leads CSCA’s local chapter in Winnipeg.