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 http://www.pidssa.ca, 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!
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).