Upcoming Events

You’re invited to attend the third annual Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence

On November 28, 2023, join us for the third annual Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Emma Cunliffe, Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and Research and Policy Director for the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission

Tuesday, November 28, 2023; 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

About the event: This hybrid event will be available via livestream or in-person, and the keynote lecture will be delivered in English with closed captioning and available in French through simultaneous interpretation and closed captioning. Sign language interpretation will be provided at the in-person event.

Keynote: Strong Connections: Gender-Based Violence and Mass Casualties

The Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission was tasked with examining the events of April 18 to 19, 2020, when the most lethal mass shooting in Canadian civilian history occurred. The Commission stated that “for far too long, we have misperceived mass violence as our greatest threat without considering its relationship to other more pervasive forms of violence. We do so at the expense of public safety and community well-being.” In this lecture, Dr. Emma Cunliffe, who served as the Commission’s director of research and policy, explores these connections and the responses needed to prevent further tragedy.