SCARP PhD candidate Wes Regan gives talks on belief systems and community

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Wes Regan on CBC Radio: 
"Can open dialogue with people we disagree with limit the spread of misinformation?"

Wes Regan, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia studying the impact of misinformation, says democracy is threatened if we can't have open conversations with people who hold opposing views.

Wes Regan in Langara's Geography Speaker Series:
"A Place of Paranoia: Conspiracy Theories & Planning"

Part of their Speaker Series, "Spacing Out: Mind Expanding Talks in Geography"

Wes Regan in TEDxSurrey:
"Explore feelings, not facts, when discussing conspiracy theories"

This March 20 event featured talks and a panel discussion by Wes Regan, Paul Budra, PhD, and Anjali Appadurai, all centred around conspiracy theories and misinformation. Appadurai is a climate activist and is the director of campaigns at the Climate Emergency Unit. Budra is a Shakespeare scholar and English professor at Simon Fraser University. Each spoke about conspiracy theories from their area of expertise.

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