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Led by the Faculty of Education's Dr. Shaheen Shariff, James McGill Professor, Define the Line includes several active and former research projects that work to address sexual violence, gender-based violence, and cyberbullying in classrooms, on university campuses, and in society at large. We bring together scholars, students, artists, and community partners both nationally and internationally, and our research spans the fields of policy, law, education, arts, popular culture, and media.


The goal of our current project - iMPACTS - is to address sexual violence in all its physical and virtual forms in university contexts and in society in general.


Cyberbullying In Canada aimed to clarify the lines between cyberbullying and digital citizenship, with a focus on policymaking, education, and law.

Who we are

Our team is lead by Director and James McGill Professor Dr Shaheen Shariff and includes multiple national and international collaborators, community partners, and students.

Kids Define the Line

Kids Define the Line worked to help children, parents and educators navigate difficult topics such as cyberbullying, while also offering valuable information, advice, and resources.


McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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