Media Interviews and Articles

Georgia Straight. Article by Craig Takeuchi, "Cyberbullying concerns arise as students prepare to return to schools adapting to COVID-19 measures." (2020, August issue) 

Stylist Magazine UK (online and print editions). Article by Sirin Kale, "Following the tragic death of Caroline Flack, Stylist explores how we create a lasting culture of kindness." (February 2020) 

University Affairs Magazine. Article by Christina Frangou, "The scourge of cyberbullying." (pages 18-25) (2019, November issue) 

SFU News. Article by Ray Sharma, "SFU ranked as top employer in Canada for 13th consecutive year." (November 2019) 

The Globe and Mail (online, BC Edition). Article by Xiao Xu, "BC schools caught up in Hong Kong-China dispute." (October 2019) 

SFU Faculty of Education website, Research Hub. Research in Focus Publication Series Video, "Episode 4: Cyberbullying in universities communities." (May 2019)

SFU Faculty of Education website, Research Hub. Spotlight Series: Q&A on cyberbullying and promoting positive online behaviour (June 2018) 

SFU Teaching and Learning Centre website. Article by Jackie Amsden, “2017 Teaching Excellence award recipients recall their influences.”  (March 15, 2018).

YWCA Vancouver Blog. Article by Miley Leong, “Reflecting on #Cyberbullying: A pink shirt day event”. (March 2, 2018).

ABA Journal. Article by Debra Cassens Weiss, “Isidore Starr, known as the father of law-related education, dies at the age of 106.” (February 23, 2018).

The Good Men Project, article written by Scott Jacobsen quoting me, “Cyberbullying frays the social fabric; cyberkindness threads it” (July 11, 2017).

CBC Television, Early News Hour, Interview with Farrah Merali on the topic of “Gotcha”, a “truth or dare” game being played by high school students, which involves posting nude pictures on the Internet (May 15, 2017).

Student Health 101, Interview with Diana Whelan, Assistant Editor for an online article on cyberbullying at university; this publication is received by 3.5 million post-secondary students in the USA (April 13, 2017).

Naomi Librech, Carleton University Journalism program. Phone interview on the topic of cyberbullying among university students (March 30, 2017).

CBC Radio, BC Almanac Show. Live talk-back show with host Gloria Macarenko, on social media misuse, cybersafety and prevention (March 15, 2017).

Female Academics, Vol.II, Chapter vii, p. 80-95. Interview with Scot Jacobsen, editor.

CBC News Online. Article by Jane Adey, “Trolling: Why nasty commenters take delight in wrecking your day” (March 1, 2015).

CBC Radio, BC Almanac Show. Live talk-back show with host Gloria Macarenko, on cyberbullying and Pink Shirt Day (February 25, 2015).

Global TV News Hour.  Live interview with Tanya Beja re harassment on the website “The Dirty” (October 8, 2014).

Maclean’s Magazine.  Interview and feature article by Rachel Browne, “Students aren’t the only cyberbullying victims” (September 9, 2014).

University Affairs. Interview and feature article by Natalie Samson, “Cyberbullying a problem at Canadian universities, study shows” (online April 9, 2014; print 05/14 issue).

In-Sight Online Magazine.  Feature interview with editor Scott Jacobsen, focused on significant events that shaped my professional career (April 1, 2014).

The World Today Weekend, CKNW Radio. Live interview with host Drex Wilbcombes on cyberbullying on university campuses (March 15, 2014).

CBC Radio at Noon, Alberta. Live interview with host Donna McElligott on recent findings from our cyberbullying at university study (March 14, 2014).

Humber Et Cetera, Humber student newspaper. Interview and article by Sonya Kahlon on university students and cyberbullying (March 14, 2014).

The Todd Veinotte Show, News 95.7 Halifax. Live interview with Todd Veinotte on findings from my cyberbullying at university study (March 13, 2014). 

The Canadian Press. Feature article by Vivian Luk, entitled “Cyberbullying spreads to university campuses”, published in the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Waterloo Record, Sun News, Regina Leader Post, Chronicle Herald, Surrey Leader, The Welland Tribune, The Timmins Daily Press, The Sudbury Star, The St. Caherines Standard, The Sarnia Observer, The Owen Sound Sun Times, The Orillia Packet and Times, The Niagra Falls Review, The North Bay Nugget, The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, The Chatham Daily News, The Brantford Expositor, The Belleville Intelligencer; also Lead Item in Academica Top Ten (March 12, 2014).

CTV News, Calgary Herald, Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator. Article on Cyberbullying at Universities (March 12, 2014).

The Cord, Wilfred Laurier University student newspaper.  Interview and article by Ashley Denuzzo about cyberbullying at universities (March 12, 2014).

The Langara Voice, Interview and article by Mike Hodder, “Cyberbullying takes a toll on post-secondary students” (March 5, 2014).

The Canadian Press: Global News, Vancouver Sun, National Post, Calgary Herald, The Spectator, Huffington Post. Interview and article by Diana Mehta,  “Ottawa student leader denounces ‘rape culture’ on Canadian campuses.” related to the student union leader at the University of Ottawa being targeted with sexually graphic banter (March 2, 2014).

CKNW Radio, Morning News. Live interview with host Philip Till regarding the effectiveness of Pink Shirt Day, plus findings from the University cyberbullying study (Feb. 26, 2014).

Global TV, BC1, Live interview with host Jill Krop on bullying / cyberbullying and Pink Shirt Day (February 26, 2014).

The Langara Voice online newspaper.  Interview and subsequent article by journalism student Deanna Chung regarding prevention and solutions to cyberbullying  (Nov. 27, 2013.)

CBC TV, The National. Interview with Duncan McCue regarding the proposed federal government legislation on cyberbullying and the sharing of derogatory pictures without consent over the Internet (Nov. 20, 2013).

CBC Radio, The BC Almanac Show.  Live interview and call-in response with host Mark Forsthye regarding the proposed federal government legislation on cyberbullying and the sharing of derogatory pictures without consent over the Internet (Nov. 20, 2013).

Global TV, BC1. Skype interview with Jill Krop, regarding the newly proposed federal government legislation on cyberbullying the sharing of derogatory pictures without consent over the Internet (Nov. 20, 2013).

C-FAX 1070 in Victoria, Live radio interview with host Ian Jessop on the newly proposed federal government legislation on bullying/cyberbullying (Nov. 20, 2013).

University of Western Ontario’s Social Media site (online). Interview with journalism student, Sarah Rohoman, regarding the New Zealand “Roast Busters” site, used to cyberbully (November 18, 2013).

2013 CBC Radio, On the Coast with Stephen Quinn. Taped interview on Thanksgiving Day and broadcast across all CBC outlets in British Columbia.  On ways to teach children gratitude (Oct. 14, 2013).                                                                                                                                   

Global TV, BC1. Live interview with Jill Krop regarding my research with the students at Whytecliff Education Centre who are “push outs” or “drops outs” from other schools (Sept. 25, 2013).   

The Montreal Gazette (and related newspapers). Signatory to letter written by V. Strong-Boag and G. Greese from UBC, and other professors, “Let’s all ‘commit sociology’” (April 26, 2013).

CBC Radio, Special National Boxing Day Broadcast on Parenting, hour-long taped interview with host Michelle Elliott (also featuring Carol Todd and Michael Ungar) (December 26, 2012).

CBC Radio, On the Coast with Stephen Quinn, interview regarding the Ministry of Education’s ban on the showing of the Amanda Todd video in school classrooms (October 22, 2012).

CBC Radio News, news clip with my comments on the banning of the Amanda Todd video in BC classrooms (October 22, 2012).

Maple Ridge News, interview and article by Robert Mangelsdorf regarding online bullies, prevention, and the role all adults have to model the kind of behaviour that we expect of our youth (October 17, 2012).

Epoch Times, interview and article by Justina Reichel about the importance of changing school culture and facilitating dialogue with all stakeholders (including the youth) as an effective way to prevent/curtail cyberbullying. (October 17, 2012).

Global National Television News, interview regarding the vigilantism around the Amanda Todd story and the group Anonymous’ attempt to “out” the person they think is one of Todd’s cyberbullies (October 16, 2012).

Vancouver Sun article (and several other Post Media newspapers across Canada), interview and article by Jordan Press regarding the solutions to cyberbullying and the proposed bill in the House of Commons for a National Anti-Bullying Strategy (October 15, 2012).

CBC Radio, On the Coast with Stephen Quinn, interview regarding the role parents should play in curtailing cyberbullying and commenting on my study done with parents in BC schools (October 15, 2012).

Huffington Post interview and article by Andree Lau, discussing the negative comments posted on Amanda Todd’s memorial pages and suggestions for parents re cyberbullying (October 14, 2012).

The Corus Radio Network 980, the afternoon show with John McComb, Interview and call-in show discussing how to encourage cyberkindness and a positive school culture in the wake of the Amanda Todd tragedy (October 12, 2012).

Global Television Online News Live Blog, moderated by Jill Krop.  Hour-long session responding to questions raised online by the public about cyberbullying (October 12, 2012).

Radio 1130 Breaking News interview with Brock Hunter regarding the Amanda Todd tragedy, with clips played throughout the day on their news sites (October 12, 2012). 

CBC Television National News with Ian Hanomansing.  Interview on my cyberbullying research, the role of parents and schools, and prevention strategies (October 12, 2012).

CBC Television Local News at 11 p.m., interview with Suzana da Silva regarding the horrific comments made on the Amanda Todd’s memorial sites and connecting this to her research (October 12, 2012).

CBC Television News Hour, interview regarding the defacement of Hockey Player Rick Rypien’s memorial by young girls outside BC Place following the Justin Bieber concert and the online tracking and vicious cyberbullying towards one of the girls by a group of “hockey fans.” (October 11, 2012).  

CBC Radio, BC Almanac Show with Mark Forsythe, interview and open line, discussing the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision allowing a victim of cyberbullying to remain anonymous in a law suit against a perpetrator (September 27, 2012).

CBC Television News Hour, interview with Emily Elias regarding the same Supreme Court of Canada decision re anonymity (September 27, 2012).

Epoch Times article by Omid Ghoreishi, entitled, “Bullying in spotlight with start of school year.” Focus on the role of parents and of teachers in preventing bullying

Globe and Mail Newspaper, interview and article by Zosia Bielski regarding social media and teachers’ responsibilities following the Ontario College of Teachers Advisory sent to Ontario teachers (April 29, 2011).

SFU News, liaison with Marianne Meadahl to promote Dr. Nel Noddings’ visit to SFU, November 18, 2011. News release to press.

1470 Radio News interview, On cyber-bullying and the start of school. (August 29, 2011).

MSN Online, article by Kerry Gold featuring my research on cyber-bullying, entitled “Are you prepared for cyberbullying?” (August 22, 2011).

The Tyee online newspaper, interview in response to the Stanley Cup riots (June 21, 2011).

The Star newspaper (Toronto), Article by Petti Fong about the Vancouver riot, entitled: “Parents, friends turn in alleged Vancouver rioters” (June 18, 2011).

CityTV, interview for Breakfast Television, in response to the Stanley Cup riots (June 17, 2011).

The Chalk Xchange Film Festival, Vancouver. Showing/discussion of the award-winning DVD, Dare to Care: Transforming schools through the ethics of care (May 28, 2011).

CBC Radio, The Almanac Show, Mark Forsythe host: interview and response to call-in questions on topic of Facebook, privacy provisions and the pending California legislation (May 19, 2011).

“Don’t feed the Trolls”, Hour-long documentary on cyber-bullying produced by Jennifer Conley, Vancouver Film School, featuring research and interviews by Cassidy, Jackson and Brown on cyber-bullying (May 10, 2011).

University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires, Featured article on People page 38, “Mother of law-related education” in Canada honoured (May issue)

Globe and Mail newspaper, Article by Zosia Bielski quoting Cassidy, entitled: “For teachers on Facebook, professionalism trumps fun.” (April 28, 2011).

North Shore Outlook newspaper, Article by Greg Hoekstra about Cassidy’s ABA award, entitled: “North Van prof wins prestigious legal award” (March 17, 2011).

Simon Fraser University News (print and on-line) and Faculty of Education website, ABA honours “mother of law-related education”, re Cassidy as 2011 Isidore Starr Award winner for excellence in law-related education (March 14: online; March 24, 2011: print).

American Bar Association press release to American news outlets and also a feature article in their newsletter, on W. Cassidy as 2011 ABA Isidore Starr Award winner for excellence in law-related education.  Article by Tiffany Middleton (March 2011).

CBC Radio, The Almanac Show with Mark Forsythe. Live open-line and interview show.  Topic:  Cyber-bullying and Pink Shirt Day (Feb. 23, 2011).

Fairfield TV, feature 60-minute interview with Claudia Lau for her documentary on cyber-bullying.  Broadcast in Mandarin and Cantonese to Fairfield’s TV stations across Canada (January, 2011).

Dare to Care: Transforming Schools Through the Ethics of Care, DVD launch for award-winning documentary, Simon Fraser University. Award featured in Simon Fraser University News (print, online) and also on the SFU Faculty of Education website. (December 6, 2010).

CBC Television New Hour, interview with Viola Chen on cyber-bullying and the derogatory website, The Dirty.  (November 18, 2010).

Georgia Straight Newspaper, article by Travis Lapick on “What can be done to enhance the success of Aboriginal students in Vancouver,” (November 10, 2010).

North Shore Outlook, Front page article, plus pages 10-11, by Greg Hoekstra, on Cassidy’s cyberbullying research (September 16, 2010).

The Province newspaper, interview and article by Glenda Luymes, “Combat Cyberbullies” (October 15, 2010).

The Christie Clark Show, Corus Radio Network Talk Show. Live interview and call-in with Christie Clark on the topic of Cyber-bullying (April 9, 2010).

Associated Press News, Washington, DC.  Excerpt from taped interview on Cyber-bullying through Facebook, broadcast on 140 Radio Stations in the USA, News Cast. (November 22, 2009).

Burnaby Now. Article by Jennifer Moreau, quoting my research on Whytecliff Agile Learning Centre, on engaging marginalized youth in learning (September 15, 2007).

MTV  Interview following SFU Public Forum on “Illegal Strike or Civil Disobedience” on the BCTF walk-out.  (October 2005).

Readers’ Digest. That's Outrageous Column:”No hugging and kissing, please!” Features my comments on zero tolerance policies and young children. (January 2005).

National Post, Vancouver Sun, The Province and four other CanWest newspapers in Canada.  Full-page article by S. Schmidt, Kisses land five-year old in hot water, and Sexual politics hits kindergarten. (September 2004).

CBC Radio One, The Current. National Broadcast.  Special half-hour documentary by Jen Moss, featuring my research on zero tolerance, anti-bullying and the ethic of care in schools (September 2004).

CJOB The Casey Wilson Show, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Radio interview related to "safe schools," and zero tolerance policies (September 2004).

CKOL Wayne McLean Show, Kitchener, Ontario.  Radio interview critiquing the Ontario Safe Schools Act. (September 2004)

CBC Radio One, Early Edition, Whitehorse.  Radio interview related to the ineffectiveness of zero-tolerance policies in school vs. the ethics of care for children at risk. (September 2004)

National Post, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Sherbrooke Record.  Feature 1/2 page article by S. Schmidt, “Hard-line school discipline not way to go”, and “Leave the kids alone.” (May 2004)

Global Television. Special Forum on Refugees and Newcomers, Sophie Leung, host.  Behind the scenes interview. (December 2003)

Ottawa Citizen. Feature article and interview by S. Schmidt, “Why safe school means tough rules”. (May 2003)

CBC Television and CBC Radio One.  Special Morningside national broadcast on the Courts & Public Opinion, Michael Enright, host.  Cassidy, Introductory Remarks (March 2000).

Vancouver Sun. Headline article on developments in First Nations' curriculum in B.C. (February 2000)

Vancouver Sun. Headline article on students and social responsibility. (January 2000)

BCTV News Hour with Mi Jung Lee.  Television interview related to students and social responsibility. (January 2000)

CBC Radio One, Early Edition.  Taped interview, refugees and the law and students' attitudes. (November 1999)

CBC Radio One, Early Edition.  Follow-up live interview with Rick Cluff, regarding students' attitudes towards refugees. (November 1999)

B.C. Principals' and Vice Principals' Association Newsletter.  Interview and article on social studies assessment findings. (November 1997)

B.C. Report.  Interview and article on social studies assessment findings. (November 1997)

BCTV News Hour.  Interview with M. Jung Lee on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

Globe and Mail.  Interview and article on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

Victoria Times Colonist.  Interview and article on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

The Province.  Interview and article on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

CKNW Radio, the Alan Garr Show.  Open line talk show on social studies education in B.C. and social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

CKWX News.  Interview on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

CKOV Radio, Barry Clarke Show.  Interview on social studies assessment findings. (October 1997)

Simon Fraser University Week.  Article related to research on social studies education in B.C. (October 1997)