Category: Events

Call for Proposals from Graduate Students of Law

eGirls is looking for paper abstract submissions from graduate students in law and legal studies who wish to be accepted for inclusion in an upcoming two day workshop and public conference, taking place March 27/28, 2014 at the University of Ottawa. Successful applicants will present their paper during day one of the workshop, each be eligible for up to $1,000 to assist with travel expenses, and are invited to attend the public conference on day two free of charge. Exceptional papers may also be selected for inclusion in an edited book volume to be published following the event:

eGirls, eCitizens:  Putting Theory, Policy & Education into Dialogue

 with the Voices of Girls and Young Women

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Film Screening: Sexy Inc.

eGirls researcher extraordinaire Jane Bailey will be featured tonight on a panel organized by the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. The panel will follow a screening of the documentary Sexy Inc., which looks at the sexualization of Canadian girls. Admission is free, but seating is limited!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – 18:00 to 20:00


Gallerie SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON.)

For more information, follow this link!

Save the date – Clicks and Stones: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship and the Challenges of Legal Response (03 May, Toronto)

Clicks and Stones:
Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship
and the Challenges of Legal Response

May 3, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON.

Governments are reacting to the cyberbullying phenomenon in various ways.  In Canada, several provinces and the Canadian Senate have examined the issue in depth.  The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights has made seven recommendations to the federal government, including promoting human rights education and the values of “Digital Citizenship.”   At the same time, cyberbullying cases are reaching the courts here and elsewhere, revealing limits to the ability to address the problem with our legal systems.  What’s the most effective approach?  Join the discussion on May 3, when the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work present two panels composed of Canadian and US experts on this important issue (including eGirls’ own Jane Bailey).

Panel 1:  Digital Citizenship

Moderator:  Dean Faye Mishna, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto


  • Senator Mobina Jaffer, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
  • Professor Wayne MacKay, Chair of the  Nova Scotia Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Professor Shaheen Shariff, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

Panel 2:  The Challenges of Legal Response

Moderator:  Adjunct Professor Eric M. Roher, University of Toronto Faculty of Law


  • Professor Mary Anne Franks, University of Miami School of Law
  • Professor Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
  • Professor Andrea Slane,  University of Ontario Institute of Technology

This conference is free and open to the public, although seating is limited. For more information or to register, please follow this link

Girls Night 2013: University of Ottawa students organize conference on gender-based violence

A team of outstanding undergraduate social science students at the University of Ottawa are organizing a conference on gender-based violence, the first student-run conference of its kind in the region!

Girls Night 2013 is a conference and discussion forum on gender-based violence, with benefit concert for the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The conference will be held on campus at the University of Ottawa on February 8-9, 2013, and will have a keynote address, panel discussions, workshops, yoga, self-defense, and an organization fair. The benefit concert on Friday, February 8 will feature Montreal’s Motel Raphael and Bowmanville’s Eleven Past One, and will be held in the UCU Agora. The weekend will conclude with a wine and cheese reception at JunXion in Byward Market on Saturday, February 9. This conference is open to all students at the University, as well as faculty, community members, and outside delegates from other universities and organizations.

Registration can be completed online (and more info can be read) at, or in person at the PIDSSA office (FSS 2002 on campus at the University of Ottawa). Early registrants will receive a free Girls Night 2013 t-shirt!


Trevor Milford joins Québec Launch of Media Literacy Week

When we think about literacy, we often think about schools and teachers. But what about Media Literacy? Last week, MediaSmarts teamed up with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to present the seventh annual Media Literacy Week. To launch the event in Québec, Montréal’s Laurier Macdonald High School hosted a panel discussion on November 5th, about Online Privacy. The discussion was broadcast live to students at 33 schools across the province. Following opening remarks by Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, eGirls’ very own Trevor Milford – University of Ottawa student researcher extraordinaire – was among the panelists. Along with Daphne Guerrero from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Colin McKay from Google Canada, Trevor shared his experience and expertise, and fielded some very insightful questions from students. Covering topics ranging from privacy settings to cyber-bulling, the students proved to be media savvy and in tune to the challenges of navigating the public/private divide online. And the best news is, you can watch the discussion too!

Invited meeting with Australian Law Reform Committee to discuss sexting

On October 31, 2012, Professors Bailey and Steeves will be meeting with the Law Reform Committee of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, which is conducting an inquiry into sexting.  The Committee will be travelling to Canada and the United States in order to gather international opinions and views on legislative and policy responses to sexting and has invited Professors Bailey and Steeves to meet with it as part of its mandate.  Professor Bailey has spoken on the issues of sexting and online child pornography in a number of national and international forums, and published a paper on The Gendered Dimensions of Sextingin 2011 together with UOttawa LL.B. graduate Mouna Hanna.  Professor Steeves is examining sexting in the upcoming Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) survey of 6,000 Canadian school children (visit MediaSmarts to learn more about YCWW).

Amsterdam Privacy Conference 7-10 October 2012

On October 9, 2012 Priscilla Regan will deliver a keynote speech on legislating privacy at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference.  Later that day, Dr. Regan will participate with Jane Bailey, Jacquie Burkell and Val Steeves in the panel presentation “Living in the Mirror:  Privacy and Young People in Social Networks”.  The panel will address the social contexts in which young people make decisions about privacy on social networking sites (SNS), and the kinds of practices and decision making they rely on when negotiating identity through online publication.  During the presentation, they will report recent findings on young people’s use of SNS, the online negotiation of gender, and the psychology of revealing information electronically, and provide a window on the value placed on privacy by young people in networked spaces.  To learn more about this work, click here.