A gallery of design – Cyberbullying
May 31, 2013

Cyber Citizen by Michelle K. Beaudin 
 Michelle Beaudin

I leave this project with a wealth of knowledge on the issue of cyberbullying as a social epidemic. The issues covered by my colleagues, the messages that cover these walls today, have also served to educate, inspire and instill in me a great sense of hope for the future.

 ­̶  Michelle K. Beaudin, gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt 

Monsters by Jessica Korderas
 Jessica Korderas new
I found the experience of researching cyberbullying from a human rights perspective harder than I had expected. Having been bullied as a child, I found it heartbreaking to read about the torment children still go through, and because of social media, often in much harsher and more invasive ways than in the past. It forced me to look into an issue I do not have interaction with any longer–not having children myself–and remembering that though it is in the past for me, bullying is still a very serious and pressing issue today.

– Jessica Korderas, jmkdrs@mta.ca, Advanced Illustration with Jeff Domm
Would you say it to her face? by Janelle R. Lamothe
 Janelle Lamothe
My experience with this project was extremely enlightening. I found working with human rights very rewarding and it was great to apply creative thinking to such important concepts, which often do not get the attention they need. I would love to work with these issues in the future. Specifically, I am interested in women's rights.

– Janelle R. Lamothe, janellelamothe@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with May Chung
Still Part of It by Victor S. Leal
Being part of this project was exciting; I worked with freedom and with a real issue. Conducting formal research and running against a deadline were also good experiences. Working towards the CASHRA 2013 Conference is of huge importance, not just to my career but as a citizen too.

– Victor S. Leal, victorleal43@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with Lorely Gaunt
Cyber Karma by Fei Lin
 Fei Lin
The experience of designing the poster for this topic taught me a lot. I did not know this was an issue before I worked with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission on this project. I learned about cyberbullying and also started to care about it more. Technology develops fast but it has some side effects too. Raising awareness about cyber civilization on the Internet world is just as important as in the real world.

– Fei Lin, desifay@hotmail.com, Design Studio 4 with May Chung
Trapped by Deirdre A. Thibault
 Deirdre Thibault
My experience learning about these human rights issues and the work being done to combat them has been very eye opening and an excellent process. It can sometimes slip my mind how current these problems are and that they have not yet been solved and still need our attention.

– Deirdre A. Thibault, deirdrethibault@hotmail.com, Advanced Illustration with Jeff Domm
 ReThink by Carson L. Gallagher
 Carson Gallagher
Working with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has brought an air of community to NSCAD. While learning about what NSHRC does for the province I was also able to learn about the issues that we all have to deal with. I value my experience to help educate and make the public aware of these important matters.

– Carson L. Gallagher, carsongallagher89@gmail.com, Design Studio 4 with May Chung