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Symposium - Cyber Harassment

This symposium was held online as followed:

Friday, February 19, 2021 - From 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.


This past year has had its share of challenges and has catapulted us all into a virtual world. In these times of change, you have needed to adapt to new realities, interacting with your students via online methods, rather than face-to-face. While some of these changes have been positive and have made us more resilient, they have also presented us with a new reality of cyber-bullying on our campus.

As a professor, you may have experienced instances of cyberbullying where you felt that you lacked the necessary resources to manage the situation effectively. This may have resulted in feelings of stress and anxiety. 

Dr. Ganz Ferrance is one of Alberta's top experts in cyberbullying, and in this symposium, he will introduce you to strategies aimed to help you manage these types of situations in the future. The symposium will also provide you with an opportunity to share and reflect with your colleagues on specific themes related to the event in order to strategize and find solutions to prevent cyberbullying on our campus.

By the end of this interactive, entertaining and fun presentation, you will be able to:

  • Describe what cyberbullying is.
  • Explain how to address cyberbullying.
  • Define what your role as a professor is when faced with cyberbullying.
  • Recognize how to claim back your power and protect yourself from future attacks.
  • Identify when you need to reach out for help and how to do so.
  • Discover solutions to prevent cyberbullying on our campus.

Speaker: Ferrance Ganz


Dr. Ganz Ferrance holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. He has been in the business of helping individuals, couples, families and organizations reduce their stress, improve their relationships and enjoy more success for over 20 years. One of his first jobs was working with distressed and at risk youth in inner-city Chicago. He has also worked in schools and other organizations in northern communities. Dr. Ferrance also appears regularly in the radio and television, as an expert relating to psychology.

Dr. Ganz Ferrance is a favourite of the media and has had many interviews with The Edmonton Journal, CBC Radio, Good Morning Canada, and CTV News. He has also been a regular “Health and Lifestyle” panel expert on Alberta Primetime for over three years and has been presenting a monthly segment on CTV’s Noon Show for the past seven years. He gets a kick out of seeing people be their best and presents his information in a straightforward, down-to-earth, no-nonsense way that he calls his “Tweed-free” approach to psychology.

Dr. Ganz Ferrance holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Developmental and EducationalPsychology from Andrews University in Michigan. He is the former Public Education Coordinator as well as the former Vice-President of the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. Dr. Ganz enjoys sharing how people can get more “mileage” from their lives.

Dr. Ganz believes that we are all a work in progress and that true change takes place from the inside out. The change you and your team will experience under the support and objective guidance provided by Dr. Ganz and will result in a core change allowing you to live life functioning at your optimal level. Ganz Ferrance’s easygoing,friendly and humourous approach makes you fees at home, comfortable and trustworthy.

Video of the introduction and the final speech of the event


Here is three documents shared by Dr. Ganz Ferrance:

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