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International Women's Day 2021

Today is International Women's Day, which is an international date that commemorates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. International Women's Day also makes a call to action for advancing gender equity across society. 

Published: 8 Mar 2021

UQAM Research Chair on Sexist and Sexual Violence in Higher Education

The Research Chair on Sexist and Sexual Violence in Higher Education aims to prevent gender-based and sexual violence in higher education in Quebec and Canada, through observation, evaluation and mobilization. Inspired by the research project

Published: 16 Feb 2021

Remembering the Victims of the École Polytechnique Massacre

On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains one of the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. This solemn anniversary has become annually marked with a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - inviting us to commemorate the tragic event by reflecting on lessons that rang out then and continue to echo 31 years later.

Published: 6 Dec 2020

Kids Help Phone Now Provides Crisis Support via Facebook Messenger

Facebook, a partner on iMPACTS, recently announced that Kids Help Phone will now provide mental health and well-being support through Crisis Support over Messenger.

Published: 28 Oct 2020

Dr. Shariff Interviewed about Cyberbullying and Amanda Todd's Death

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, the Director of IMPACTS and James McGill Professor, gave a live interview on CBC Radio with Stephen Quinn about cyberbullying. Joining Dr. Shariff and Stephen Quinn was Carol Todd, the mother of Amanda Todd, who committed suicide in 2012 after being stalked, bullied, and blackmailed online. 

Published: 12 Oct 2020

Dr. Shariff Receives a TIAW World of Difference Award

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is a global charitable foundation dedicated to the economic empowerment and advancement of women all over the globe. Their commitment is to the "inclusive economy" - uniting, supporting and promoting women and their chosen networks across all continents, which in turn supports and strengthens the global economic fabric.

Published: 28 Sep 2020

Raising Canada 2020: Top 10 Threats to Childhood and the Impact of COVID-19

According to a new report from Children First Canada, one in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood, one in five children lives in poverty and sometimes goes to bed or school on an empty stomach, and one in three Canadians have experienced some form of abuse before their 15th birthday. Suicide is named as the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

Call for Artists: Images of Justice

Calling all those interested in drawing! A second edition of Images of Justice is presented by Contekst in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC); the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) at the Universit

Published: 25 Aug 2020

Social Media Toolkit from West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF, a partner on the iMPACTS Project, has released a social media toolkit featuring eight images to raise awareness about gender justice.

Published: 9 Aug 2020

Facebook Canada and Ontario Tech University Launch the Global Network Against Hate

Facebook Canada, who is a partner on the iMPACTS Project, announced that they are partnering with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to launch the Global Network Against Hate.

Published: 2 Aug 2020

Updates from the Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) has been busy this summer as the world rapidly adapted to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges that have arisen, the IHDW has taken on many positive and successful projects. 

Published: 24 Jul 2020

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