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 →
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 →
Medical Legal Partnership
On July 4th, 2014 Access Pro Bono Society of BC (“Access Pro Bono”) , with support from the BC Mental Health Review Board and the Community Legal Assistance Society (“CLAS”), launched its Mental Health Program to help people contest their involuntary detainment under the BC Mental Health Act. As a new form of medical and legal collaboration, the Program helps promote procedure justice to the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and devastated clients. 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.