Sylviane Duval has been engaged with Canada’s Genome Centres for some time now through her work on knowledge transfer, science communication, and support in preparing grant applications.
Her work has given her ample opportunity to see first-hand how science and research is communicated, how people react to those communications, and we make decisions and form opinions. She has taken that wealth of experience and distilled it into a one-day workshop which will be rolled out over the coming months for in-person groups and online participation.
Sylviane Duval is Director of Open the Box Ltd ( www.openthebox.ca
) and her workshop is called “Connecting People and Science in a Post-truth World
”. I talked to with her about our current culture of counter-knowledge and society's apparent rejection of experts.