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The next C-CAVE Piano Benefit Concert was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., Rosedale United Church in Toronto.
From June 9-12, 2011 C-CAVE members Drs. Rose Dyson, Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg and Geraldine Macdonald attended and presented together at the annual CASAE conference held at OISE/UT this year in conjunction with the American Education Research Conference.
Rose Dyson attended and presented a paper at the annual Canadian Association for Peace Research Conference June 1-4. It was in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Also, Rose has agreed to accept the position of Director of Communications for the Association which was brought about by her work on media education. The paper presented by our Chairperson can be read here.
On April 7, 2011 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Action Coalition For Media Education (ACME) National Conference was held. Along with C-CAVE member Anne Venton and C-CAVE Chairperson Rose Dyson, other speakers included...Susan Linn, Michael Rich, Thomas Goodkind, Elizabeth Rowell, Rob Williams, Bob McCannon Adam Kenner, Alexis Ladd and more. Details of the event can be found here.
C-CAVE had representation at the 2011 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN headquarters in New York. c-cave member, Shirley Farlinger wrote and presented a play based on Resolution 1325 during the conference. This resolution deals with women being more involved in decision making roles in peace and conflict issues.
Ryerson University hosted the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture from August 9 13, 2010 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at 245 Church St. in Toronto. C-CAVE Chair Rose Dyson presented a paper. The conference website is located here.
During the June 27th-July 2nd, 2010 Global Ecological Integrity Group Conference held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Rose Dyson presented with C-CAVE member and Conference organizer, Laura Westra and C-CAVE member Helmut Burkhardt. The title of the Conference was 'Ecological Integrity and Globalization: Science, Human Behaviour, Public Policy and the Law' and the title of Rose's paper was 'Media Use and Misuse at odds with a Sustainable Future'.
June 2-4, 2010 at Concordia University, Montreal, Rose Dyson attended and presented at the Canadian Peace Research Association. The title of her talk was: Media Policy and Peace Research: What are the Connections?
From May 28th-June 1, 2010 at Concordia University, Montreal, Rose Dyson attended the annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education as Editor of the Learning Edge, published by the Association (www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE)
Between March 1-12, 2010 at the UNITED NATIONS, New York City, The 54th UN Commission on the Status of Women Rose Dyson attended as a delegate on behalf of Canadian Voice of Women and gave a briefing session on media issues. The VOW delegation was led by C-CAVE member and chair of the UN Team, Janis Alton. A Report was given at a follow-up meeting in Toronto.
On February 18th, 2010 at Queen's Park there was a Meeting at invitation of Provincial Government officials regarding peace gardens and related initiatives on peace education in schools. The meeting was coordinated by C-CAVE member and director of International Holistic Tourism Education Centre, Julia Morton-Marr. C-Cave Chairpeson Rose Dyson participated with hand-outs on media violence and its mitigating effects.
January 27th, 2010: Rose Dyson, C-CAVE President, spoke at the Don Mills, Ontario Kiwanis Club Meeting. The topic was 'Youth Gangs, Public Policy and the Media: What are the connections with Community Safety?'.
C-CAVE Chair, Dr. Rose Dyson spoke at the Global Communications Association Conference entitled this year as, "Global Village: Are we there yet?". The event took place in Bangalore, India November 26-27, 2009 and you may find the details at www.globalcomassociation.com. The title of Dr. Dyson's paper was "Public Policy and the Media: Reconciling Human Existence and Ecological Integrity".
On May 25th, 2009, Dr. Dyson spoke at the Annual Conference for the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, Carleton University, Ottawa with Dr. Jody Macdonald, Dr. Thomas Turay and C-CAVE member, Wm. McQueen. Topic: The Role of Media in Building Safe Communities.
Dr. Dyson spoke on May 20th. 2009: Richview Collegiate, (Etobicoke), Toronto, Ontario. Topic: Media and Censorship: Legal Issues and Boundaries
On March 29th, 2009 C-CAVE members Julia Morton Marr and Dr. Dyson spoke with the Social Justice Committee of the Montreal Girl's School of Angels, Quebec. Topic: The 1000 Peace Women Project and its relevance to the status and role of women.
At the Men's Breakfast Club, Jubilee United Church, (Don Mills) Toronto, Ontario on Sat., March 28th, 2009, Dr. Dyson spoke on the topic: The Role of Canadians Concerned About Violence In Entertainment
Dr. Rose Dyson attended the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City, from March 2-6th, 2009. She was a member of the Canadian Voice of Women delegation, led by Janis Alton. On March 5th she gave a presentation on: MEDIA VIOLENCE AND MILITARISM: What are the connections? On Friday, along with other Canadian delegates, she met with the Canadian deputy ambassador to the United Nations. A full report will be given by Toronto based members of the delegation at the University Women's Club, St. George and Bloor St., Toronto at 6:45 p.m. March 25th, 2009. The fact sheet can be read here.

Dr. Dyson was honoured at the Inaugural Dinner Honouring Eminent Canadian Peace Women in Ottawa on October 2, 2008. The flyer can be found as a .pdf file here.

Further to this on October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unaminously adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Resolution 1325 marks the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women, recognized the under-valued and under-utilized contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building, and stressed the importance of their equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security.

To access the short biographies of a fraction of Canadian women who have contributed to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building who were honoured at the dinner in Ottawa on October 2nd, 2008 along with C-CAVE members, Rose Dyson and Julia Morton Marr, log onto or

ON October 27th, Dr. Dyson spoke at the North York University Womens' Club on media issues and public policy.
C-Cave representatives, Shirley Farlinger and ROse Dyson attended the Couchiching Conference on Public Affairs in August, 2008. The topic was "The Power of Knowledge: The New Global Currency".
C-CAVE members, Laura Westra, Helmut Burkhardt and Rose Dyson attended and presented papersat a conference in Berlin, Germany, July 16-20, 2008. It was entitled, "RECONCILING HUMAN EXISTANCE AND ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY" and was held at Humboldt University. It was sponsored by the Global Ecological Integrity Group. Details are available at www.globalecointegrity.net.
Dr. Dyson spoke to the Downtown Toronto Branch of the Rotary Club at their luncheon at the Royal York Hotel on May 23, 2008. The title of her presentation was, "Climate Change, the Coming Energy Crisis and Media Violence: What are the Connections?"
Rose Dyson presented at the Wed. April 23rd public hearing in Gatineau, Quebec on behalf of C-CAVE stemming from a request from the CRTC to appear. This hearing was part of the Review of the regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services. This was broadcast live on CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel.
C-Cave member, Angela Hunter, (a school teacher and parent in Newmarket) and C-Cave chair Dr. Rose Dyson prepared a Media literacy kit for teachers as resource material hand-outs for the Professional Development Day in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Nov. 30th. Dr. Dyson also spoke at this event on media issues.
C-Cave Chair, Rose Dyson spoke on media violence for a class of George Brown College art students on June 7, 2007. The lecture was hosted by C-Cave supporter, Leona Chase.
The Peace Magazine website has details on their Dec. 1, 2006 co-sponsored event with Science for Peace entitle, 'Climate Change and the Coming Energy Crisis' which included a screaning of 'The Inconvenient Truth'. The event began at 1pm in Room 2172, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, University of Toronto.
C-CAVE's fundraising event on Wed. November 22th, 2006 with Guest speaker and C-CAVE member, Natalie Coulter, Professor of Communications Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Natalie is also a Ph.D. Candidate, Simon Fraser University. Her talk was entitled, 'See Dick Spend, See Jane Buy: The Story of the Commercialization of Childhood'.
Thank you to everyone that attended.

C-Cave Chair, Dr. Rose Dyson was a delegate to the World Peace Forum, which took place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC on June 23-28, 2006 as a member of the Wasan Project (which is coordinated by Science for Peace, University of Toronto and the Bruenenger Foundation, Germany).

Some of the events that had C-Cave representation were:

On Sunday, June 25th, 9-11 p.m. at UBC, Westbrook 201
Title: Science for Peace: "Creating a paradigm shift towards social justice and a green Earth.

Description: This panel explored the urgent need for a shift to the holistic paradigm of interconnectedness. Our dialogue related global issues and solutions; media ,business, and community transformations; nuclear weapons and war; sustainability and peace education: enhanced consciousness and spirituality.
Presenters: Ashok Gangadean, Phyllis Creighton, Helmut Burkhardt, Dr. Rose Dyson, Julia Morton-Marr, Helga Breuninger, Audrey Kitagawa.

On the morning of Monday, June 26th, from 10-11:00 a.m. Dr. Dyson and co-presenter Dr. Metta Spencer (C-CAVE member, Science for Peace Executive Board Member and Professor Emerita, Sociology Dept. UT) conducted a workshop drawing from Metta's recently published book entitled "TWO ASPIRINS AND A COMEDY" within the context of the following description:

Aggressively marketed popular culture, especially that which targets the young, detracts from public health as well as a culture of peace and sustainability.
This workshop explored specific examples of these trends and encouraged discussion focused on a search for viable solutions.

Also, on Monday Jun 26, Rose participated in a conference entitled "REEL Peace".

Rose Dyson spoke on a panel at the 2006 CASAE (Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education) conference. It was the 25th anniversary of the association. The conference was at York University May 28-30 in conjunction with the Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities. Her topic was: Inter-generational Dialogue: The Influence of the Mass Media.

Rose is the editor of 'The Learning Edge', published by CASAE. It can be accessed by logging on to http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE.

C-CAVE members Diane Thomson and Rose Dyson met with Rev. Don Meredith at City Hall, on Feb. 21, 2006 to discuss plans for the 2006 Run Against Media Violence. Material was also left with Ihor Wons, executive assistant to Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson.
Rose Dyson appeared on the TV Ontario program 'MORE 2 LIFE' on Jan. 5th at 2:00 p.m. est. Their web site can be found here.
Revised: The Scarborough and Brampton Runs Against Media Violence were held on September 11th. Festivities and registration began at 1:00pm at the Scarborough Civic Centre and 10:30am at Brampton City Hall, respectively. For more information on the Brampton Run, click here.

In November, C-Cave members, Gloria Osbourne and Rose Dyson, began a series of meetings with Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson to explore ways of working together on media violence issues. A run against media violence is being planned in Scarborough for September 11, 2005, in addition to the annual runs already established in Brampton and London, Ontario.

ADDITION: At the follow-up meeting, held Jan. 15th, 2005 in Scarborough, attended by C-CAVE member, Gloria Osborne, a decision was made for Councillor Michael Thompson to strike up a committee to organise the run against media violence this fall. Stay tuned for more details.

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Dr. Jody Macdonald read C-Cave Chairperson, Rose Dyson's paper, >"Challenges To Violence & Emerging Initiatives For Meaningful Changes" >at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities on May 29th, held >this year at the University of Western Ontario in London. Please visit >the website for the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education at www.oise.utoronto/CASAE for further details.
On March 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Toronto, a guest lecture was given by: Shekhar Raj Bastakoti, CEO, Center for Research and Global Communications, Kathmandu, Nepal. Rm. UC 175.
(Contact Daryl at Science for Peace Office, 416-978-3606)
The topic: Education, Recent Political Developments and Press Restrictions in Nepal.
The meeting was chaired by, Rose Anne Dyson on behalf of the Media Working Group, Science for Peace, University of Toronto and the Center on Global Issues, Ryerson University

On Wed. January 19th, 2005, Professor Helmut Burkhardt and C-CAVE members Rose Dyson and Julia Morton-Marr were guests of Lte. Governor James Bartleman at a literacy coalition working luncheon held at Queen's Park.

The purpose of this coalition was to address pressing learning needs of youth in Canada's remote native communities. Partnering organizations were brought together for discussion and facilitation of phase three of the project. Phase One, the collection of over 1.2 million books, most of which have already been sorted and delivered to 134 aboriginal communities and Native Friendship Centres in Ontario, and Phase Two, the twinning of aboriginal and non-Native schools in Ontario and Nunavut, have already been completed. The focus, now, is on the third phase, a key component of which is to establish a Youth Corps that will run summer camps in fly-in First Nations communities located in the far northern region of Ontario.

Both Julia and Rose spoke briefly about resources available through the Center on Global Issues and a copy of Rose's book, MIND ABUSE; Media Violence In An Information Age was presented to the Lte. Governor. Discussion which followed, confirmed what has already been extensively documented and reported. Pornography and media violence are very large components in native youth entertainment and evidence demonstrates that it fuels problems of violence, sexual abuse and suicide tendencies in these far, northern communities.

The research proposal between Atlantis and IKIT at OISEUT was discussed at the Science for Peace Board Meeting Saturday, Jan. 15th, 2005 by Board Member Phyllis Creighton who is chairing the Media Working Group for Science for Peace.

C-CAVE President Rose Dyson was invited by University of Toronto President, Frank Iacobucci, to participate in a conference on December 3 & 4th, 2004 entitled, "Taking Public Universities Seriously". The conference focused on the evolving role of the public university in industrialized democracies and the implications of this role for creating optimal government policy. The invitation was an outgrowth of correspondence with the President regarding growing concerns about the militarization of society through widespread marketing of violent video games to young people. For details on this issue within the OISEUT community see the November 17th article entitled Simulation - Based Training within the Military Fuels a Culture of Violence.

November 4-6th, 2004. Rose Dyson attended concurrent annual meetings held by the Canadian Peace Alliance, Canadian Voice of Women and Women's League for International Peace and Freedom at Ryerson University in Toronto.

The C-Cave fundraiser was held on October 13, 2004
Special Guest Speaker: Jeff Robbins, Communications Engineer, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Title: Violence in High Definition: The Big Picture Nobody Seems to be Looking at.

A videoconference round table on 'The Implementation of Global Sustainability Education' was held October 13, 2004 at Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto, Canada. Students in many schools around the world were able to pose questions to a panel of sustainability educators. The focus was on the three pillars of sustainability curriculum: ecological integrity, social peace, and individual rights and duties.

Speakers and their Topics:
Helmut Burkhardt: "The Foundations of Sustainability Education"
"Universal Values and the Three Pillars of Sustainability"
"Global Action Priorities for a Sustainable Civilization"

Laura Westra: "Environmental Ethics: The Earth Charter: From Global Ethics to International Law Instrument: An Introduction"

Rose Dyson: "The Cultural Environment: Use of Media in Sustainability Education"

Julia Morton-Marr: "Global Sustainability Education Curricula and Lesson Plans including GSE through IHTEC's International School Peace Gardens (ISPG)"
"IHTEC Definitions of Global Sust Education"
"IHTEC poster"
"IHTEC Values for our classroom"
LESSON PLANS: a. "State of the World" b. "Butterflies Breath" c. "MEETS Mountains on Earth Expansively Touching Space"
"The Global Commons"

Brandon Gallant: Abstract: "University Course Proposal: The Evolution of World Order"
"Speech"

Eric Schneider: "ISLE Informal Sustainability Learning Environments"
"Development of the World Future School Online Campus"
"World Future School presentation"
"WFS Learning Roadmap to Continent Future"
"An ISLE example: Positive News Your Views - Youth Leadership Online Magazine & POSITIVE NEWSBOARD IN SCHOOLS"

Heiner Benking: "A Global, Embodied Covenant: Using Models, not only Systems and Words in Education"

Desmond Berghofer: "Creating a Knowledge Society: The Building BLocks of a New Transcendent Humanity"

Other Attendees:
Prof. Roland Reich, Free University Berlin, Studium Generale
Prof. Sunil Sen Gupta, Humboldt zu University (erimitiert), President, TAGORE-EINSTEIN COUNCIL
David MacBryde, Yale University Club, ACUNS, Virtual United Nations Project vun.org

Participating Sites:
Ashburn Institute, Washington, DC
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, Santo Domingo, DO
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Pontifica Universidad Catholica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, DO
Ryerson University, Toronto, CA

Sponsors and Supporters:
Ryerson University, Science for Peace, Council on Global Issues, Global Ecological Integrity Project, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Toronto Branch, International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC), Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies, Canadians Concerned About Violence In Entertainment (C-CAVE), Global Education Motivators (GEM)

For further information about the conference, Please click here.

The Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference on The Evolution Of World Order was held from October 14-16, 2004 at the Delta >Chelsea Hotel on 93 Gerrard St. W., Toronto.
Some of the speakers were: Rick Salutin, Jeff Robbins and Rose Dyson
Details here.


Dr. Dyson hosted roundtable discussions for the Global Dialogue 2004 in August 2004.

Dr. Rose Anne Dyson spoke at the Conference on Communication& Globalization in Seattle, Washington, July 16-17, 2004, at the Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue. The Conference was sponsored by the Center for Global Media Studies at Washington State University. The title of her talk was "Media, Health and the Commercial Exploitation of Children".

C-CAVE member, Dr. Laura Westra, currently working on a doctorate in Environmental Law at York University in Toronto, has helped co-ordinate the Conference on Global Ecological Governance for Eco-justice and Public Health was held in Montreal, Quebec July 11-13, 2004, The Lord Berri Hotel, 1199 Berri St.

Dr. Rose Anne Dyson was in attendance. She spoke on "THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: Implications for Public Health, Human Rights and Ecological Sustainability". Mr. Justice Norman Dyson, also a member of C-CAVE, spoke on "INTERNATIONAL LAW: Canadian Contributions to its on-going Development and Implications for the Future."

Dr. Rose Dyson was a plenary speaker at a Partners Preventing Victimization Forum at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario June 4-6, 2004

Dr. Rose Dyson spoke at a Social Issues Symposium at UTS Schools, University of Toronto on March 30th, 2004. The topic: The media's role in the lives of youth today--its impact on them and on the population as a whole. Special attention will be given to the role of violence in the media and its impact on women.

For information on the film 'The Corporation' which features Susan Linn (Director of the SCEC) check out The Corporation's site.

Dr. Dyson spoke at Amnesty International's Women's Action Network meeting in Toronto on Wednesday, February 18, 2004.

The Stop Commercial Exploitation of Children coalition held a summit in New York City on February 14, 2004 to coincide with the KidScreen marketing summit and the International Toy Fair. To see what happened, go to the SCEC website.
Dr. Dyson also spoke at this important event.

The Brampton Run Against Media Violence will be held annually.

Thank you for supporting Lynn Porteous on Nov. 10, 2003 for East Ward 4 and supporting one of C-Cave's own.

Help fight tooth and moral decay! Support the action against Coca Cola's grant to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Click Here.

October 19th to the 26th, 2003 was the 15th Annual White Ribbon Against Pornography Week. To find out what occured go to the Canadians Addressing Sexual Exploitation website.

The 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS was held on October 6 and 7, 2003 of this year at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. C-Cave representatives Rose Dyson and Sylvia Cauley were in attendance.