Our Values

GAMERella is dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive environment at both our online and offline jams.

This means creating an environment where people who are typically excluded from or marginalized in game-related or academic spaces feel welcome and respected. We encourage all participants to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment, and ensure that marginalized individuals are not being pushed out of the space.

It is foundational to us that you feel welcomed and that we create an environment for exchange that leaves participants feeling respected. Please see TAG’s Values and Code of Conduct for a clear description of how GAMERella operates and what kind of behaviours and values we ask participants to hold during the event, namely: Inclusivity & Solidarity, Communication & Compassion, Accountability and Respect.

If you have any concerns or feel uncomfortable with someone’s behaviour please get in touch with Myloe.

Myloe is available for support, namely: conflict de-escalation, talking with someone directly during the event or after, assisting you in considering a situation, being a listening ear and if need be, informal mediation.


For in-person participants! Please beware, that corresponding with the Provincial Government’s stance on Coronavirus-related public health measures, GAMERella follows the rules of its hosts the Milieux Institute as well as the TAG Lab:

All in-person participants are requested to wear a surgical or higher quality mask. KN94 masks will be provided free of charge to all participants.

At GAMERella, we want to continue to exercise caution, approaching public health measures from a place of mutual-care and in ways that ensure the wellbeing of all our participants. Our location is very well ventilated. But we are also amplifying ventilation with a large HEPA air filter. Furthermore, please ensure that you wipe down your work-space after use using the cleaning supplies we have provided.

If you have COVID symptoms leading up to/during the jam, or test positive, please remain/return home and immediately notify the organizers. Thank you!


GAMERella Organizers 2022 – Hanine El Mir (hanineelmir@gmail.com), Courtney Blamey (courtney.blamey@outlook.com)
Support – Myloe Martel-Perry (mmartelperry@gmail.com)
TAG Director – Rilla Khaled (rilla.khaled@concordia.ca)
Concordia Office of Rights and Responsibilities – Lisa White (lisa.white@concordia.ca)

For in-person participants:

Concordia University Campus Security – 514-848-3717 (Dial 1 for urgent situations, dial 2 for non-urgent situations)
Montreal sexual assault hot line – 514 398-8500 (sacomss.org)
Montreal emergency and non-emergency medical – 911
Montreal taxi company – Diamond, 514 273-6331