My name is Karen Bouchard and I am a PhD student in Education at the University of Ottawa in Ontario. I have been an elementary teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and a part-time professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. I have a special interest in adolescents' friendships, peer victimization & bullying, and how adults can better support students who are struggling in their social groups. As part of my PhD program, I am conducting this study on victimization within adolescent friendships.
To learn more about my teaching experiences, research interests, and my involvement with the community, please consult my personal website at www.karenbouchard.com or follow me on Twitter @Karen_Bouchard
If you have any questions about this research project, please contact me here.
Dr. David Smith is the supervisor of this project. He is a Professor of Educational Counselling at the University of Ottawa. His primary research interests centre on school-based bullying prevention programs, with a particular emphasis on understanding how they can be made to be more effective. His current program of research is designed to study the links among school climate, children's attachment to school and bullying. Dr. Smith is a member of PREVNet and BRNET, both international networks of researchers, educators, and community-based organizations committed to the prevention of bullying and promotion of healthy relationships among children