Media Literacy Week

Events & Activities

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Stay tuned for more events and updates coming to Canada for Media Literacy Week 2022!

Planning an event for MLW 2022? Let us know at mlw@mediasmarts.ca

October 26th, 2022

Digital Citizen Day: Thinking About Hate

Wednesday October 26th — 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Hosted by Taking IT Global and MediaSmarts
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 Let’s break the online HATE! Join us as we work to develop critical thinking skills to recognize types of bad faith arguments, including those that are used by hate mongers to spread misinformation and fuel intolerance. Students will understand the importance of questioning any sort of information that is intended to pursued us and work to strengthen their own debating skills.

Disinformation Disorder and Potential Solutions for Canada with Dr. Heidi Tourek

Wednesday October 26th — 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Hosted by Rogers Chair of Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology, MediaSmarts and The Internet, Technology, and Digital Sociology Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association
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Poor-quality information and conspiracy theories seem to be floating around everywhere. But how can we understand the effects of these issues and are there any ways to address them? This talk will explore the history of disinformation to examine what is new about our present problems. It will then examine how poor-quality information and online abuse are affecting health and politics in Canada before finally suggesting some solutions to these complex questions.

Being Online: Establishing Communities of Care for Digital Sociologists

Wednesday October 26th — 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Hosted by  MediaSmarts, The Internet, Technology, and Digital Sociology Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association and the Rogers Chair of Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology
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Communicating research in online spaces is becoming more and more challenging, with researchers facing skepticism and outright abuse on social media. On the first-ever Digital Citizen Day, a panel of graduate students and early career researchers who conduct and mobilize research in various online spaces will discuss the impact on their safety and well-being and ways to move forward.

The Walrus Talks at Home: Digital Citizenship

Wednesday October 26th — 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT
Hosted by The Walrus and Meta
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The Walrus Talks at Home: Digital Citizenship brings together leaders in the online sphere to share their learnings on power dynamics in our digital systems, the responsibilities of users and tech leaders, the rift between users’ virtual and real lives, the way we nurture positive online community, and the resources available to improve our media literacy.

Join us for this timely conversation about how informed intentional action can foster positive digital exchange.

October 27th, 2022

Break the Fake e-Learning Module and Follow-up Seminar

Tuesday October 27th — 1:00 pm 
Hosted by University of Ottawa Library
Click here to register

Participating in the University of Ottawa Library Media Literacy Week event is a 1, 2, 3 step process. 1) Complete the online module. 2) Register for the Break the Fake follow-up seminar, facilitated by Digital Literacy Librarian, Mish Boutet on Microsoft Teams. We will email you a meeting invitation after you register. 3) On Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 pm, attend the Break the Fake follow-up seminar for questions and answers, discussion, and further fact-checking examples and tips.

“The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids” Workshop for Parents

Thursday October 27th — 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Ottawa Public Library, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch (in-person event) 
Hosted by Ottawa Public Library
Click here to register

“The purpose of The Parent Network workshop is to help parents better understand how their kids are using social networking and to provide them with tips and tools to ensure their experiences are positive.” – MediaSmarts

There will be a children’s program happening at the same time. More details to come.

October 29th, 2022

“The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids” Workshop for Parents

Saturday October 29th — 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ottawa Public Library, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch (in-person event) 
Hosted by Ottawa Public Library
Click here to register

“The purpose of The Parent Network workshop is to help parents better understand how their kids are using social networking and to provide them with tips and tools to ensure their experiences are positive.” – MediaSmarts

There will be a children’s program happening at the same time. More details to come.