Valerie Steeves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research is human rights and technology issues.
Professor Steeves is the author of a number of award-winning educational games designed to teach children how to protect their human rights in cyberspace. Her multi-media game Sense and NonSense won the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's Award of Excellence in Race Relations Education and her interactive cyberplay about online privacy is used by Girl Guides across the country in the You Go Girl in Technology badge program.
In 2004, Professor Steeves she was awarded the Labelle Lectureship at McMaster University. The Labelle is a juried prize that recognizes scholars engaged in multi-disciplinary research who are challenging existing methods or accepted ideas.