Dr. Shaheen Shariff interviewed about Halifax Professor Wayne Hankey and allegations of sexual misconduct
“When students have been subjected to sexual advances by people in positions of power, you can imagine how much it poisons their learning environment,” said Dr. Shariff. “It poisons their ability to feel safe, their feelings of wellbeing... It really creates a chilled environment.” Click the link above to read more.
The Chronicle Herald
9 April 2021
CTV speaks to Dr. Shaheen Shariff about how the pandemic has been particularly hard on frontline workers who are women
“Young women in the medical field who might have young families, they're exposed to the virus to a much great extent in the hospitals,” says Shariff on International Women's Day. “Many of the front-line workers are from marginalized socio-economic groups." Click the link above to read more.
8 March 2021
Dr. Shaheen Shariff Interviewed about cyberbullying and Amanda Todd's death
Dr. Shaheen Shariff 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. Click the link above to read more.
10 October 2020
Dr. Shaheen Shariff offered her expertise to the pandemic paradox Canadians are currently experiencing
Said Dr. Shaheen Shariff, "It is essential to put resources into developing policies, protocols and strategies to connect with, and assess children’s health and well-being during this crisis – whether they remain home, or return to school. As a society, we need to ensure that the fundamental health, well-being, human and constitutional rights of children are not impaired during this pandemic but protected and nurtured." Click the link above to read more.
10 May 2020
Dr. Shaheen Shariff denounces online hate speech against Mohawks
“With the rise of populism and leaders like (U.S. President) Donald Trump using dehumanizing language against minorities, this is par for the course... When people go online and use terms like savages to describe Mohawks, they’re making it easier to justify violence against them,” said Dr. Shariff. Click the link above to read more.
3 March 2020
Dr. Shaheen Shariff interviewed about arts-based approaches to addressing sexual violence
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was interviewed by the McGill Reporter to discuss arts-based interventions and how arts-based approaches can be used to help address sexual violence. Click the link above to read more.
26 June 2019
Dr. Claudia Mitchell and Dr. Shaheen Shariff collaborate to research gender-based violence
On May 31, 2019, the federal government announced it was investing more than $4.49 million for research tackling gender-based violence in Canada. This funding expands on Dr. Claudia Mitchell's work on the IMPACTS Project, which led by Dr. Shaheen Shariff. Click the link above to read more.
5 June 2019
Dr. Shaheen Shariff and research assistant Christopher Dietzel interviewed by CBC about Manitoba sexual extortion case
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was interviewed by CBC News about a sexual extortion case involving a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman in Manitoba. Christopher Dietzel, a PhD student and research assistant on IMPACTS, gave a live radio-interview with Marcy Markusa, host of "Information Radio" on CBC Radio One in Winnipeg to further discuss the case. Click the link above to read more.
17 September 2018
Dr. Shaheen Shariff interviewed by FLARE about cyberbullying and harassment
Dr. Shariff explains that individuals with intersectional or minority identities may encounter increased harassment - and also says that legal systems must find better ways to address the problem of cyberbullying and harassment, especially for women of colour. Click the link above to read more.
5 April 2018
Dr. Shaheen Shariff interviewed about hate on social media
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was interviewed by Sloan Science & Film to discuss the #MeToo campaign, social media communications, and legal issues. Click the link above to read more.
Sloan Science & Film
28 December 2017
Dr. Shaheen Shariff invited as Keynote Speaker to the International Association of Women Judges
Dr. Shaheen Shariff invited to address a meeting of members of the National Association of Women Judges (USA) visiting Montreal. The topics covered in Dr. Shariff's talk included issues relating to sexual violence on university campuses, and the research of the IMPACTS Project. Click the link above to read more.
24 November 2017
Dr. Shaheen Shariff at the National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault for Higher Education Administrators
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was invited to be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault for Higher Education Administrators. Dr. Shariff's keynote is titled "A partnered approach to sexual violence policy in universities". Click the link above to read more.
20 November 2017
Dr. Shaheen Shariff invited as instructor for visiting Chinese Judges
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was recently an invited instructor for visiting Chinese Judges at the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Listening (CIAJ). Dr. Shariff presented on "Cyberbullying, Sexting, Sexual Violence and Social Justice." Click the link above to read more.
18 October 2017
“University community needs to reclaim leadership role,” writes Professor Shariff in La Presse opinion piece
“Differing opinions about what constitutes appropriate, sensitive, adequate and equitable responses to a range of sexual violence incidents across university campuses in Canada are at the heart of current public policy debates... It is only through long-term collaborative partnerships that we will clearly define the lines to prevent sexual violence," writes Shariff in part.
1 November 2016
Le Devoir speaks to Define the Line's Dr. Shariff: analysis of University leaders' response in U Laval sexual assaults
Professor Shariff was asked to analyze the events in the context of rape culture at universities. "People want to hear that it's unacceptable, and that there will be an immediate response," Shariff told Le Devoir in part.
22 October 2016
Is there such a thing as “rape culture” on campuses in Canada?
Shaheen Shariff, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education, Director of Define the Line Projects at McGill University has been awarded a $2.6 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.
Read in french: https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/fr/channels/news/existe-t-il-veritablement-une-culture-du-viol-sur-les-campus-des-universites-canadiennes-262861
21 October 2016
Heightened security at Laval U over string of sex assaults
Professor Shariff weighs in on sexual assaults at Laval U. "It can affect students' grades, health, self-esteem, [their] confidence in the system."
17 October 2016
Shaheen Shariff on rape culture on university campuses
Professor Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education has embarked upon an ambitious seven-year project to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in the amount of $2.5 million, further supported by an additional $3.7 million of in kind and cash contributions from five McGill Faculties, the VP Research; 10 universities and 14 community partners.
28 September 2016
Over $10 million in SSHRC funding to support McGill research
“Our project will engage law, arts and media sector partners, academics and collaborators to propel universities into reclaiming their central role of research and education (as it relates to deeply embedded intersecting forms of misogyny, sexism, homophobia, and related forms of discrimination – often described as 'rape culture'),” says Shariff, who is also an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society.
28 September 2016
Two teens due in court after alleged murder plot uncovered in St-Hyacinthe
"What's public, what's private? Where are the lines? Where your communication can cross over to become illegal now, there are laws now against some types of online postings." Professor Shariff quoted in CTV Montreal.
18 September 2016
Quebec Human Rights Commission denounces public misogyny
Shaheen Shariff said the FHRITP phenomenon is part of a pattern of escalating misogyny on the Internet, in schools and in the public domain generally: “This stuff just sustains the pattern that we are seeing in our research with kids and undergrads … that the more outrageous and misogynist and violent you get, the more impact” on the web and the more hits, she said. “We are finding people are saying they aren’t thinking about victims or who they are hurting, they just want to get hits and make people laugh. … But what this is is a slap in the face to women. The more powerful women become, and the more equal in terms of occupations and status and sexual liberation, the more violent the behaviour. It is a backlash.”