What: How Do We Know What’s True? UBC Okanagan’s next Distinguished Speaker Series event
Who: Award-winning YouTube content creator Dr. Derek Muller
When: Thursday, March 31 beginning at 7 pm
Venue: Zoom webinar
We live in a time where accessing and sharing content can occur simultaneously. With the circulation of information and misinformation being at an all-time high—how do we know what’s true?
Many people are conscious of the vast amount of information being spread but are unaware that cognitive biases play a role in how data is processed and content is consumed.
On Thursday, March 31, UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science hosts Dr. Derek Muller as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.
Dr. Muller is a passionate science educator, communicator and filmmaker, best known as the creator and director of the science-based YouTube channel Veritasium. His channel has more than 11.5 million subscribers and won the Streamy award for Science or Education in 2017 and 2021. He has hosted award-winning documentaries—Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail, Digits and Vitamania for international broadcast networks.
During his presentation, Dr. Muller will explore how cognitive biases unconsciously shape our judgements and particular modes of thinking that can help to avoid these pitfalls.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings compelling speakers to the homes of Okanagan residents to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country and our world.
This virtual event is free and open to all, but online pre-registration is required.
To register, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca