National Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence

The committee will ensure that the Canada Centre's efforts to implement the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence will help meet the Strategy's three priorities: building, sharing and using knowledge; addressing radicalization to violence in the online space; and supporting interventions.

Its members reflect a broad representation of backgrounds and expertise in the field:

Mr. Irfan Chaudhry
Hockey Canada's inaugural Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Researcher and Lecturer on topics of Hate Crime Awareness, Race and Racism in Canada, and other courses related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Dr. Marie-Ève Carignan
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the Université de Sherbrooke, and co-holder and Director of the Media Pole of the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair)
Dr. Peter Collins
Forensic Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
Dr. André Gagné
Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University
Dr. David Hofmann
Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus
Dr. Jaspreet Khangura
Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta and Research Scientist in Health Equity
Dr. Cécile Rousseau
Professor at McGill University Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in the Prevention of Violent Radicalization
Dr. Kanika Samuels-Wortley
Canada Research Chair in Systemic Racism, Technology, and Criminal Justice and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University
Dr. Heidi Tworek
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of British Columbia
Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt
Full Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa
Dr. Shelly Whitman
Executive Director of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security
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