Science Café - Science & the Media (Jan 24, 2012)
On January 24 the first TELUS Spark Science Cafe of 2012 featured guests Dr. Valerie Sim, prion researcher from the University of Alberta, and Jay Ingram, well known science broadcaster, with moderator Karen Owen, health reporter for CTV News, in a free-wheeling discussion of how science is reported by the news media - can we trust what we read, hear and see when it comes to reporting of science news? It was a full house, with 160 attending, and standing room only. These are some scenes from the evening. Science Cafes are presented by TELUS Spark on the 4th Tuesday of each month, Sept to May (except December) at the Ironwood Stage and Grill in Inglewood. All are free.