On October 31st, we hosted the first of a series of five online workshops. The theme of our workshop was pandemics.
Dr. Rob Beiko, Computer Science, Dalhousie University, presented on genetic monitoring during the outbreak, and advances that occurred as a result of the event.
Dr. Kevin Quigley, School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University, and Professor John Quigley, Management Science, University of Strathclyde, presented on patterns of media coverage during the pandemic.
Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer, Nova Scotia, offered summative remarks to close the event.
The workshop was held using the immersive technology platform Second Life.
This research is being supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant Number: 890-2010-0123).