Vaccines, Faith, and Trust - Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver Chapters
Trust, especially the lack thereof, has been an important topic in this pandemic. Many experts have investigated and acknowledged the role of trust in health-related decision-making, including decisions involving masks and vaccines. In this talk, Rebecca Dielschneider will explore historical, cultural, and religious factors that are influencing trust in these days of COVID-19. She’ll respond to frequently-asked questions and address the common ultimatum: Should we trust in God or in science? Can we, in good faith, do both?
Rebecca Dielschneider (PhD, University of Manitoba) is Associate Professor of Health Science at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. She teaches biological and health sciences and has research interests in the pedagogy of immunology and the understanding of vaccine hesitancy.
Rebecca was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honours, with Co-op in Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University. She worked at the National Microbiology Laboratory and Immunovaccine Technologies Incorporated. Rebecca graduated with a PhD in the Department of Immunology from the University of Manitoba in 2016. She was a student leader, won research and presentations awards, and is one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40. She also leads CSCA’s local chapter in Winnipeg.