Dillon Black

University of Ottawa

Dillon Black, M.S.W. (they/them) is a gender-nonconforming feminist anti-violence & LGBTQ+ rights advocate & current Ph.D. student with the eQuality Project in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Dillon’s Ph.D. research hopes to interrogate the intersections of privacy, gender-based violence, & surveillance technologies. For the past 7 years Dillon has been working with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) on improving institutional accountability in responses to gender-based violence to meet the needs of marginalized communities both locally and nationally. Dillon has served the last two years on the Minister on the Status of Women’s Advisory Council to Help Shape the Federal Strategy on Gender-Based Violence, and more recently Dillon was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency. In 2018, Dillon was named was named in as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Global Policy on Gender Equality.

Hayley Crawhall-Duk

University of Ottawa

Hayley is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Ottawa who is returning to Quebec to complete her civil law degree. She was introduced to the eQuality Project through her role as a VP Executive at the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from McGill University. She was been previously published for her research work in autism drug testing, entitled “Social propinquity in rodents as measured by tube co-occupancy differs between inbred and outbred genotypes” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (114:21), and in American queer history, entitled “Rescuing Girls from New York’s Chinatown: An Analysis of Queer Identity and Orientalist Space, 1910 – 1917” published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality (2015).

Suzanne Dunn

University of Ottawa

Suzie Dunn is PhD student and part time professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Her research centers on the intersections of gender, equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces. She completed her Master of Laws in 2017 which conducted a multi-jurisdictional analysis of laws related to the non-consensual distribution of intimate images and was awarded the Shirley Greenberg Foundation Scholarship for feminist legal studies for her research. She also sits on the University of Ottawa’s faculty of law committee on ending sexual violence where she has assisted in the development and implementation of a mandatory bystander intervention program for first year law students. In 2018, she collaborated with the Digital Inclusion Lab at Global Affairs Canada in drafting two international commitments to end gender-based violence in digital contexts, and was a part of the legal team that supported CIPPIC’s intervention in R v Jarvis, which was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in April 2018. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2016.

Grace Foran

University of Ottawa

Grace is an MA student studying Criminology with a specialization in Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa, she also holds a Joint Honours BSocSc in Criminology and Women’s Studies. Her MA explores the tenets of Queer Criminology. Grace is excited to be working with Professor Steeves, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with The eQuality Project.

Chandell Gosse

University of Western Ontario

Chandell (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies and an adjunct instructor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in London, Ontario. Her research employs an interdisciplinary approach and sits most comfortably at the intersection of feminism, digital culture, and the public sphere(s). Chandell’s dissertation aims to dismantle the online/offline binary, partly through understanding the social, cultural, legal, and platform barriers to support that women targeted by online abuse experience. Her work on the eQuality project focuses on projects that tackle issues with ‘deepfakes’ and problematic algorithms, online reputation, privacy, and photo-sharing practices. Outside of the eQuality project, Chandell works on a research team out of Royal Roads University that focuses primarily on women-identified scholars’ experiences with online abuse and harassment. Chandell also volunteers with the sexual assault crisis center at Anova in London.

Patricia Herrera

University of Ottawa

Patricia (she/her) is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Ottawa. She initially got involved through the 2018 Technoship research program and she is thrilled to continue on as a research assistant—primarily assisting with the “Tech-Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law” module. Patricia is also a Women’s Division Caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. She enjoys wilderness backpacking and tending to her rapidly growing plant collection.

Katie Mackinnon

University of Toronto

Katie is a PhD student in the iSchool at the University of Toronto, working with with Prof. Leslie Regan Shade. Her research looks at the implementation of the computer into Canadian classrooms and homes in the mid 1990s, and the conditions in which young people were exploring and experiencing the web. She is particularly interested policies and public discourses of risk and opportunity, and the gendered, racialized, class divided aspects to the participatory culture of a digital world.

Michel Mersereau

University of Toronto

Michel’s research focuses on the role of the internet in facilitating the delivery of public and essential services, and the broader civic policy implications emerging from social-technological interdependency. Michel’s prior research explored the role of internet based technologies in supporting and sustaining the organizational practices of Toronto’s Native Mens Residence.