Thursday, March 12, 2009

Research Colloquium - “Biotech in the Popular Press: Examining the Spin"

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:

“Biotech in the Popular Press: Examining the Spin"

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; Senior Health Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; Research Director, Health Law Institute

Biotechnology gets an incredible amount of media coverage. It is also a common theme in popular culture, including movies, TV, books and video games. What is the nature of this coverage? Is it accurate? Does it shape or reflect public opinions? Does it impact policy development? This presentation will explore these complex questions in order to describe the important role, and associated policy challenges, associated with popular representations of biotechnology.

When: Friday, March 27, 2009
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm