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Feb. 23, 2018
For Immediate Release

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WaterlooPink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, is Wednesday, Feb. 28 this year. Wilfrid Laurier University has a number of experts available to speak about bullying, cyberbullying, their effects and how to combat them.

Danielle Law, associate professor in Laurier’s Youth and Children’s Studies and Psychology programs, is an expert on cyberbullying and responsible Internet use. Law’s research examines how children and adolescents develop cognitively and socio-emotionally as they interact and socialize using various technologies. Contact: dlaw@wlu.ca or 519-756-8228 x5552. Read more about her research.

Michael Woodford, associate professor in Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work, is an expert on bullying and discrimination targeting LGBTQ youth. Woodford’s research explores the nature of LGBTQ bullying and its consequences in terms of mental health, physical health and academic engagement and success. Contact: mwoodford@wlu.ca or 519-998-4514 (cell). Read more about his research.

Robb Travers, associate professor and chair of Health Sciences, is an expert on the social exclusion of and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and communities, including high school students. He was a key leader of the OutLook Study, Waterloo Region’s first comprehensive study about the local LGBTQ community, including victimization and community safety. Contact: rtravers@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x3276. Read more about the OutLook Study.

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Media Contacts:

Lori Chalmers Morrison, Associate Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

E: lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3067

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