At the conclusion of the National Summit on Antisemitism in late July, the Neuberger received a $340,000 grant from Canadian Heritage to fund the 18-month Online Hate Research and Education Project (OHREP).
The Online Hate Research and Education Project is a Government of Canada Anti-Racism Action Program funded initiative that explores how memes and other digital practices are being used to spread hatred in Canadian contexts. OHREP will produce Hatepedia, the first Canadian hate meme and symbol database, along with workshops and publications. OHREP's work is informed by a diverse Youth Advisory Council of high school students. In January 2022 the OHREP team will be launching the project website. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Daniel Panneton is the Manager of the Online Hate Research & Education Project. He holds Master's degrees in History from Queen’s University and Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Ward Museum. He was the recipient of the 2018 Ontario Historical Society's Russell K. Cooper Public Programming Award, and his work has appeared in several Canadian and American publications.
Daniel Cohen-Collier is a researcher with the Neuberger’s Online Hate Research & Education Project with a background in digital media and journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Interactive Media Management from Algonquin College. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Daniel reported on Canadian conspiracy movements and antisemitism in Canada. He currently uses his experience as a graphic designer to analyze the semiotics of online hate.
Étienne Quintal is a researcher for the Online Hate Research and Education Project. His work mainly focuses on youth extremist movements in Canada. Based in Toronto, Étienne graduated from Concordia University in Montréal in 2019. He is completing a Master's in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, studying the use of emerging social media platforms by youth-oriented hate groups.