WINNIPEG, MB –Every seven seconds in Canada, a child is bullied. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. For the hundreds of victims who have been bullied into silence, students and adults alike, Anti-Bullying Day recognizes the importance of taking a united stand against bullying in the school yard and the work place.
The University of Winnipeg has several anti-bullying specialists including Dr. Wendy Josephson, Professor of Psychology and The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Catherine Taylor, Professor, Faculty of Education and Department of Rhetoric, Writing & Communications who are nationally recognized for their expertise in this field.
Dr. Wendy Josephson is currently working on a project entitled StandUp! A Social Marketing Campaign to Empower Elementary School Children to Take Positive Action to Prevent Bullying, creating relevant bullying prevention programs and techniques for children for the Family Channel. Josephson earned a grant from PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Elimination Violence Network), to work on this project.
Dr. Catherine Taylor is leading a national study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) conducting a national inventory of programs and policies to foster school connectedness and reduce bullying in school districts across Canada.
To speak to any of UWinnipeg’s specialists please contact Naniece Ibrahim at 204.988.7130 or via email at email@example.com.