May 15, 2020

My heart hurts, my stomach feels tight as I read news headlines this week… Racist reactions to Canadians of Asian descent are increasing across the country, the killing in Nova Scotia began as domestic abuse, the number of women and children killed/abused is increasing. It touches me personally when I hear from international students that they suffer thro...

May 13, 2020

It has now been about 2 months since we were sent home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At the time, the transition to teaching using video-conferencing and finishing up the semester preoccupied my time and kept me as busy or busier than usual. Like most, I followed the reaction to this mandate on FB, intrigued by the sudden proliferation of i...

November 16, 2019

Dr. Dorothy Vaandering is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University, St. John’s, NL and is Director of Relationships First - Restorative Justice, NL.

November is a month in which Canada and NL highlight the progress of restorative justice.   In St. John’s we’ve had several opportunities already to do this.   On Nov. 5, Dr. Jenn...

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