ROSE A. DYSON Ed.D. (University of Toronto) is a Consultant in Media Education. She chairs Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment, co-founder of the International Cultural Environment Movement at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. in 1996, and served on the CEM Executive Committee until May, 2000. She is an external research associate at the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University in Toronto and her expertise is widely sought by the media. Dr. Dyson served for 4 years on the executive board of the Center for Global Media Studies at the Edward Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University, Pulman, Wa. Dr. Dyson serves currently as the communications director for the Canadian Peace Research Association.

  Dr. Dyson has provided consultations to both Industry and Government. These include the Governance and Institution Strengthening Project (GISP), Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission, Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Federal Dept. of Justice and the 9th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and the Treatment of Offenders. In September, 2001, she participated in a conflict resolution project in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a component of the GISP project. In 2003 she participated in the Canadian Voice of Women Delegation to the 47th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, New York City. She has attended annually since 2008, as well.

  Rose has spoken at countless national and international forums on media issues, youth education, crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders, was a candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 2000 and was on the planning committee for the third biannual interdisciplinary, international conference on The New World Order at Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto May 31-June 2, 2002.

  Her book, Mind Abuse: Media Violence in an Information Age, has received positive reviews and it was on the Black Rose Books' website as their number one best seller for ten years. She is also coauthor of Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village (edited by Yahya R. Kamalipour and Kuldip R. Rampal, published in 2001 by Rowman and Littlefield ) and Terrorism, Globalization & Mass Communication (edited by David Demers, published in 2003 by Marquette Books). Other recent book contributions include 'Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health Through Global Governance'(2008) edited by Colin L. Soskolne for Lexington Books, Maryland, USA and 'Communication in Question: Competing Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communications Studies'(2008) edited by Josh Greenberg and Charlene D. Elliott for Thomson/Nelson Canada.

  Speaking engagements include York University's Department of Sociology; Toronto University Women's Club; Renison College School of Social Work, University of Waterloo; the Wilfrid Laurier University Bookstore; The Marguerite Centre, Pembroke, Ontario; and the Toronto Police Association. Other notable engagements were for the International Communications Conference, San Francisco in 2005, the "Global Ecological Integrity Conferences" in Berlin and Vancouver, 2008 and 2010 respectively, the Global Communications Conference in Bangalore, India in 2009 as well as the 2010 International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture in Toronto.

  Rose's peer reviewed articles include Global Bioethics (vol. 21), January/February 2008, Gazette: The International Journal For Communications Studies (Vol. 60/No.2/April, 1998) and over 50 other articles and book reviews. As well as recently providing a guest editorial for the Journal on Human Security, she is also editor of the Learning Edge published by the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education..

C-CAVE Vice-President Eileen Shapero (Cara) grew up in Toronto, Ontario. For 30 years she taught for the Toronto District School Board, where she worked primarily in the field of Special Education. Ms. Shapero holds a Masters Degree in Psychology; and currently she is the Department Head of English for a private school. Eileen has been a member of C-CAVE for many years. She strongly believes in "freedom with responsibility". She believes in the notion of "high accountability" with regards to everything that she undertakes. She feels that we must do much more to protect and strengthen our "moral environment", as our youth has become its greatest casualty. Eileen was influential in re-introducing the "Moment of Silence" into the schools, and for developing "Character Initiatives" for the York Board of Education. She has also served for many years as a volunteer with the Chaplaincy Services of North York. Eileen continues to be an active voice and advocate for the benefit of all: a job that is incumbent upon each and every one of us.

C-CAVE Treasurer, Sylvia Cauley retired from Rogers Communications in March, 2009 after ( 34) years of service. She held various positions such as accountant, controller, financial analyst, special projects and Accounts Payable manager.

Ms. Cauley will continue to serve on the C-CAVE board in her present capacity and looks forward to developing a strategy for enlarging C-CAVE membership in Kelowna, B.C. where she plans to retire.

C-CAVE Secretary, Linda Wilding M.A. is not only a Senior Client Services Representative for Student Information Systems at the University of Toronto (currently seconded as Financial Secretary to Steelworkers Local 1998) she also serves as a Director on the Board of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies and she is a current Member and former administrator of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies and the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities.

Ms. Wilding's educational background consists of a B.A. and M.A. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto.

C-CAVE Communications Director, Anne Venton M.A. holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto and has been a Media Studies educator with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). She also served as Head of Library at Northern Secondary School, North Toronto Collegiate and City Adult Learning Centre, 3 TDSB secondary schools. As well, she has worked as a Project Director at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) on projects including the Canadian English Language Achievement Test and Sex Stereotyping in Elementary Readers.

Ms Venton has extensive Board experience having served on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.

As a community activist, Ms Venton has served as Riding President of the Toronto Centre Federal Liberal Association (TCFLA) and as President of the Ontario Women's Liberal Commission (OWLC). Currently, as a VP Community Outreach for TCFLA, she advocates on behalf of environmental and women's issues. She also serves on the executive of C-CAVE (Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment) as Director of Communications.

Anne is currently the Vice-President of the OISE Alumni Association which represents one of the largest faculties at the University of Toronto with over 70,000 graduates. Anne's interests include politics, film, theatre, music and travel having toured in most Western European countries, the former Soviet Union, China, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and South America as well as Canada and the U.S.A. and also volunteers in her community.