How do you talk about COVID-19 vaccines with someone who buys into conspiracy theories?

Despite the plethora of information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, a small, but vocal minority of Canadians continue to push conspiracy theories. If someone you know buys into these unfounded theories, it can be difficult to approach the topic of vaccination in conversation.

Carmen Celestini from Ontario Tech’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism says you should avoid getting into a debate.

Read the full article on Durham Radio News.

Hateful Conduct and Extremism Policy in the Canadian Armed Forces

In this webinar I talk about the current Canadian Armed Forces hateful conduct policies and what we are developing through our project at the Centre on Hate, Bias, and Extremism. As the policy is currently more punitive in nature, we are recommending a policy that is more cultural in nature to ensure that our military personnel can learn how to recognize, combat, and be aware of hateful conduct and extremism through every step of their career within the military.