Preliminary Conference Schedule

All keynote presentations will have live interpretation from English to French or from French to English. Three workshops or presentation panels in every conference breakout session will also have live interpretation, as indicated in the schedule.

Friday, September 30 (The day's activities will be held at the Sheraton Hotel)

8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome Address

9:30-10:45 Opening Keynote Address with Dr. James Gilligan “How Can Education Influence the Causation and Prevention of Violence?”

The author of several books, including Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic, Dr. James Gilligan will discuss the role of shame and humiliation in causing violent behaviour. For 30 years, Dr. Gilligan was a member of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, where he directed the mental health services for the Massachusetts prison system. Dr. Gilligan is recognized worldwide for his promotion of a shift in our perspective on violence from punishment to prevention, and has been a consultant on violent crime and punishment, including war crimes, to many world leaders and organizations, including the United Nations.

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Presentations and Workshops: Series I

1-1 Managing Campus Safety

1-2 A Field Guide to Bullying on Campus: How to Spot It and How to Tame it (Marilyn Noble, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick) In English, with live interpretation in French

1-3 Transforming Violent School Cultures

1-4 Dawson College shooting: Evaluating the impact of this event and recommendations for a multimodal intervention plan (Monique Seguin, Université de Québec à Outaouais, Nadia Chawky, Université du Québec à Montréal; Richard Boyer, Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin; Alain Lesage, Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin; Stéphane Guay, Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin; Pierre Bleau, Centre Universitaire de Montréal; Paule Miquelon, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; Denise Roy) Bilingual

1-5 Reflecting on the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique Massacre (Heidi Rathjen, former Polytechnique student and spokesperson for; Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control; Francine Pelletier, journalist and filmmaker) In English, with live interpretation in French

1-6 Minimizing Shame: A Discussion about Conflict Resolution with Dr. James Gilligan In English

1-7 Restorative Approaches in Schools: False Hopes or Promising Futures (Gillean McCluskey and Gwynedd Lloyd, University of Edinburgh, Scotland) In English

1-8 Defining the Line: From Cyber-bullying to Digital Citizenship (Shaheen Shariff, McGill University, Montréal, Québec) In English

1-9 Collectively Remembering and Reframing the Murder of Reena Virk (Soraya Peerbaye, poet, Toronto, Ontario; Nicole Pietsch, counselor, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville, Ontario; Mythili Rajiva, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Sheila Batacharya, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Ontario)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Plenary Session with Lt. Col. David Grossman “Safe Schools, Healthy Students” (Part I)

A former professor of psychology and military science at West Point and a retired officer of the US military, Lt. Col. David Grossman has a unique perspective on the problem of violence. His understanding of how militaries prepare soldiers psychologically for combat has led him to reflect on the danger of our increasingly violent culture and particularly on extremely violent video games, which have become an indispensible tool in modern military training. Lt. Col. Grossman is the author of several books, including the 1995 Pulitzer Prize – nominated book, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. He also continues to train educators and law enforcement officers on school safety issues and has been involved in counselling in the aftermath of several school shootings.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 Plenary Session with Lt. Col. David Grossman “Safe Schools, Healthy Students” (Part II)

5:30-6:30 Special Event: A Screening of the Film, Coexist

This film examines the Rwandan government's policy of enforced reconciliation in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. By following the varied paths survivors have taken when facing enemies and former enemies every day, the complexities of creating peaceful coexistence are presented. The screening will be followed a discussion with producer and director, Adam Mazo, and Coexist's Learning Director, Dr. Mishy Lesser.