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Coffee and a Keynote with Science Sam: Social media in the science classroom – the good, the bad, and the ugly

September 30, 2023 - 12:00pm -


Hate it or love it, social media is not just here to stay–it makes up a big part of our everyday lives. Canadian adults spend, on average, around 2 hours daily on social media, and teens clock in at 107 minutes daily on TikTok alone, plus nearly 9 hours a day in front of screens. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. To help start the new school year with a better sense of navigating choppy waters online is someone whose screen time far surpasses national averages: Neuroscientist and Science Communicator Samantha Yammine, better known as Science Sam.

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