Dawn and Ed Novak have contributed Natalie's story to a project called "Breaking the Uncomfortable Silence" by Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC). CREVAWC is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.

See more about the project here: extraordinary.westernu.ca/endviolence/home.html.

"Dawn and Ed Novak’s daughter was in a violent relationship. Many saw the signs – no one spoke up. Natalie, a 20-year-old university student, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The Novaks are breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence. And an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Western is using education to prevent this senseless violence from happening to others."

Read Natalie’s story and learn more at: extraordinary.westernu.ca/endviolence/natalie-novak.html