Symposium 2014

Symposium Presentations

Keynote speaker

Photo of Glen CanningGlen Canning joined the Canadian Navy in 1981 and retired in 2009 after more than 25 years of service. He served as a Clearance Diver and EOD Technician. During his time in the Navy, he traveled across Canada, the United States, the Arctic, Europe, and the Caribbean and also did some commercial diving work.

Following his time with the Canadian Navy, he worked as a photojournalist for the now defunct Halifax Daily News and then moved on to camera work for CTV News Atlantic. He has experience with some local and national video production companies and has done camera work for Intervention Canada.

The tragic death of his daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, in April 2013, caused the purpose of his life to take a dramatic turn. Glen currently strives to seek justice for Rehtaeh (one way or another), victims of sexual violence, and cyberbullying (or as he believes it should be called 'online criminal harassment'). Glen Canning's writing has appeared the world over and has been translated into 30 languages. He has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global, CNN, MSNBC, NHK (Japan), the Canadian Press, and numerous other news organizations and newspapers.

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