COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM  - 12:40 PM EDT 
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Event Details

In the wake of COVID-19, many in our community are overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty about the pandemic and its effects on our well-being, health and economy. University of Waterloo experts are here to share their knowledge and answer questions from our community.

Join us online for free, weekly community talks. Each Wednesday, for six weeks, Waterloo researchers will share information and answer your questions on important COVID-19 topics. 

Topic: Social media and our quarantine life

Professor Shana MacDonald specializes in the relationship between technology and public discourse. Professor MacDonald will share her tips on everything from which apps are best to keep kids learning while at home to how to spot fake news stories about COVID-19 on your social media feeds.

Presented by Shana MacDonald, professor, Department of Communication Arts 
with Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts

Registration is required

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided before the talk.

You may submit questions prior to the event when you register or at any time during the event using the online platform.

What's next with Ask our experts community talks? 
Register for additional community talks:

May 27 | Planning for retirement in uncertain financial times by James Thompson, professor, School of Accounting and Finance 
June 3 | Quarantine boredom by James Danckert, professor, Department of Psychology 

June 10 | In pursuit of a vaccine by Roderick Slavcev, professor, School of Pharmacy

If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations and Events at 


Shana MacDonald
University of Waterloo
Professor, Department of Communication Arts
Sheila Ager
University of Waterloo
Dean of Arts


Available Online Only
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.


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