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Fighting the trolls: How researchers can mitigate online abuse

Career Corner
1000 - Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences / Fédération des sciences humaines
Second Floor, Mclennan Library
This event is in person only

Social media and digital publications like The Conversation Canada afford scholars and other research communicators unprecedented opportunities to reach new audiences and make their research public. Unfortunately, this form of knowledge mobilization has resulted in scholars exposing themselves to the risk of online abuse. Sometimes used as an intimidation tactic to silence those who speak out against misinformation, and other times leveraged simply to silence marginalized voices, online abuse can have serious consequences. Scholars who experience online abuse often experience reductions in their motivation and desire to communicate about their work on public. Because universities increasingly encourage scholars to do much of their teaching and research work online, scholars are left vulnerable. Dr. Jaigris Hodson, the Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Digital Communication for the Public Interest at Royal Roads University, and Scott White, Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada, will present an interactive workshop that offers evidence-based strategies for scholars.

This workshop will be held in English.

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