Ottawa Chapter Events


It used to be that the bullies stayed mostly on the playground or in the street, but as young people become more connected than ever before through smartphones, social networking sites, photo sharing, and webcams, the bullies have moved into our homes and can follow kids wherever they go. In support of Pink Shirt Day and as part of Shaw Communications' campaign against bullying, on February 22nd the Ottawa Chapter of the MRIA is hosting a panel discussion on how research is helping to inform and make change through policy and on the ground in the fight against cyberbullying. Join us to hear moderator Susan Delacourt lead an expert panel of researchers and front-line workers as they discuss this important topic.

Date: Wednesday, February 22

When: 12pm-2pm

Where:  Andaz Hotel, 325 Dalhousie St., Ottawa

Cost: $40 MRIA Members and Students; $50 Non-members


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Darcy HangoStatistics Canada


Darcy Hango is a Senior Researcher with Insights on Canadian Society (ICS) at Statistics Canada. He has a PhD in Sociology from The Ohio State University, an MA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and a BA in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining Statistics Canada in 2006, he worked for two years at the London School of Economics followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sociology department at McGill University. Darcy has published numerous articles and governmental reports relating to child and adolescent well-being, transition to adulthood, family dynamics, and residential mobility, as well as academic engagement and educational attainment.

Matthew JohnsonMediaSmarts


Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts' lessons, parent materials, and interactive resources, and a lead on MediaSmarts' Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts' materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image, and online hate to Parliamentary committees, academic conferences, and governments and organizations around the world, frequently as a keynote speaker. He has served as on expert panels convened by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others, consulted on provincial curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and has been interviewed by outlets such as The Globe and Mail, BBC News Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Radio Canada International, and CBC's The National.

Amelie DoyonCanadian Red Cross


Amélie Doyon is an advisor in violence prevention and accountability at the Canadian Red Cross. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Laval University, and has a special interest in child protection, gender-based violence prevention, and community engagement. She has been a member of the Respect Education Program of the Canadian Red Cross since 2008, and has worked on violence prevention and psychosocial initiatives in Canada and internationally.

Susan DelacourtToronto Star & iPolitics


Susan Delacourt is a political columnist with the Toronto Star and iPolitics. Over her career, she has worked at some of the top newsrooms in the country, from the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail to the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. Author of four books, her latest— Shopping for Votes—was a finalist for the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Canadian non-fiction in 2014. A frequent political panelist on CBC Radio, Global, and CTV, Susan also teaches classes in journalism and political communication at Carleton University. She is the winner of the 2011 Charles Lynch Award, an annual award presented to a Canadian journalist in recognition of outstanding coverage of national issues as selected by their colleagues in the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, and the prestigious 2014 Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Journalism.

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