“Cyberbullying is increasingly becoming a problem in higher education, negatively affecting students, faculty and staff,” says SFU education professor Wanda Cassidy.
She invites students, faculty, staff, administrators and policymakers in higher education to attend Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Practice and Policy, a free symposium on Wednesday, March 12, 8:30 a.m.- 4:40 p.m. at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.
Cassidy and fellow researchers Margaret Jackson, a criminology professor emerita and Chantal Faucher, a post-doctoral fellow with SFU’s Centre for Education, Law and Society, will present papers detailing the extent of cyberbullying in higher education.
“Many universities are lagging behind in addressing this problem in effective ways,” says Cassidy. “We want to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to learn about what we have discovered through our research and begin to discuss ways to curtail the problem and better assist those who have been negatively affected.”