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SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

President’s Faculty Lecture: Wanda Cassidy

Cyberbullying in Our Schools and Universities:
Extent, Impacts, and Solutions

As parents, students, employees, and citizens, we regularly hear about incidents of online bullying and harassment and too many of us have experienced it ourselves. The media tends to report only on the most disturbing cases. But how extensive is it? Who are the targets – and who are the bullies? What are the impacts on those victimized? Can we do anything about it, or is cyberbullying simply a result of living in this new cyber-world?

Please join us for the first SFU President's Faculty Lecture of 2019, where Dr. Wanda Cassidy will discuss the results of research conducted among adolescents at BC schools, and among students and faculty at Canadian universities. A focus of her presentation will be on understanding the impacts of cyberbullying across ages, as well as on solutions that are proving effective in addressing this challenging problem.

Registration opens at 5:30 and the lecture will begin promptly at 6:00. All guests are invited to stay for a post-event reception with light snacks and refreshments.

About Wanda Cassidy

Dr. Wanda Cassidy is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Education, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, and Co-founder and Director of the Centre for Education, Law and Society. Her research focuses on the legal literacy of youth, cyberbullying at K-12 and post-secondary, and the ethics of care in schools. She is the recipient of the Isidore Starr Award from the American Bar Association, Public Education Division, for exemplary work in law-related education, and in 2017 was awarded SFU’s Excellence in Teaching Award. She regularly appears on local and national media to discuss educational topics, particularly in relation to cyberbullying. She has led three studies on cyberbullying in BC schools, a Canadian study at the post-secondary level, and is the co-editor of Cyberbullying at University in International Contexts (2019).

Venue Accessibility

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is located at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby, BC. For information about planning your trip on public transportation, visit Free parking at the Centre includes 70 underground stalls and 130 surface stalls at the north end of the building. Some stalls are designated for SPARC BC parking permits only. Deer Lake Avenue also has some street parking. After business hours, there may be additional free parking areas at the Burnaby Art Gallery and the Burnaby Village Museum.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at or 778-782-5959.


Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Registration opens at 5:30 PM and a post-event reception will follow.


Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional territories this event takes place.

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