Students aren’t the only cyberbullying victims
Dr. Wanda Cassidy, Director of CELS, and research collaborators Dr. Lida Blizard and Ms. Natalie Sharpe were interviewed by Maclean's magazine for a recent article about cyberbullying against university faculty members. To read the article published online September 9, 2014 learn more →
Equality Deferred: Human Rights in British Columbia History
Dr. Dominique Clément will be giving a talk on the history of human rights law, politics and activism in British Columbia in relation to sex discrimination. BC was at the forefront of the women’s movement and a veritable laboratory in human rights legal innovations, and yet nowhere else was human rights law more contested. Sept 11, 2014, 7:30 pm at SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre learn more →
Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Practice and Policy
The Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice symposium, which took place in March 2014, generated considerable discussion about the nature, forms, extent, and impacts of cyberbullying in the university context. Participating stakeholders also engaged in dialogue around the solutions to this problem. Read more about the main ideas that came out of this rich dialogue in two papers prepared by the symposium organizing committee: Working Paper #1 - Parameters of the Issue, and Working Paper #2 - Thinking about Solutions. Also available for viewing are videos of the presentations given by the researchers, members of the legal community, an Ombudsperson and a graduate student over the course of the one-day event. learn more →
Federal Skilled Workers in Canada
Somayeh is an MA student in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her research is focused on the history of settlement, immigration, & citizenship in Canada; transnational migration and globalization; and Canada’s political economy and the labor market. learn more →
Centre for Education Law and Society
Welcome to the website for the Centre for Education, Law and Society (CELS). Our purpose is to provide information for educators and researchers interested in furthering legal literacy and law-related education in schools and in the community.
On this site you will find recently developed teaching and learning resources on such topics ranging from Aboriginal land claims to human rights, cyberbullying, and environmental sustainability.
We also share our current research and outline our courses and professional development opportunities.
- Promotes an understanding of the role law plays in society and in our lives, including notions of rights, responsibilities, justice and equality.
- Develops critically aware and socially responsible citizens who can participate effectively in a legally regulated world and effect positive change in our communities.