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Restorative Justice panel discussion Nov 22 2017

Relationships First: Restorative Justice in Education NL Consortium is holding a panel discussion Nov. 22 on how restorative justice can lead to better outcomes in the province’s education and legal systems.

Panelists will explore the use of restorative justice approaches to address education and legal challenges, including access to justice, the well-being of youth, increased demand on the courts and correctional facilities and the need for safer, healthier communities.

The discussion is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Room ED-1020 of the Education Building.

The Democracy Cookbook

Three members of the Faculty of Education – Dr. Gerald Galway, Dr. John Hoben and Dr. Elizabeth Yeoman – contributed chapters to The Democracy Cookbook: Recipes to Renew Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador, which will be launched in paperback Nov. 21. A collection of more than 85 essays, poems and politically themed recipes from a variety of writers, including academics, students and journalists, The Democracy Cookbook engages readers in a debate about how democracies should evolve.

Alison Petten 2017

Alison Petten has spent a lifetime overcoming physical challenges and obstacles – and attending Memorial University was no exception. The St. John’s native received a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology this fall and also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) with a major in psychology.

“Going to MUN was tough and it was a vast challenge for me physically, but I made it work,” said Ms. Petten.


Ashley Hennifent October 2017

Fifty new graduates from the Faculty of Education's St. John's campus were officially welcomed into the teaching profession during the Teacher Induction Ceremony held Oct. 19. The new primary and elementary teachers were presented with pins and recited the Teacher’s Affirmation of Professional Responsibility during the ceremony, which is co-hosted by the Faculty of Education and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA).


Danielle Nichols and Gerald Galway

A group of education students will take part in hands-on field experiences to explore how integrating the ocean into the K-12 science curriculum can become a valuable supplement to classroom instruction. With support from the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP), in collaboration with the Faculty of Education and the Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, is providing teaching fellowships for 16 pre-service teachers in primary/elementary and intermediate/secondary school degree programs at Memorial starting this fall. Read more in the Gazette.


2017 Dean's Awards recipients

Seven faculty and staff members were recognized during the third annual Faculty of Education Dean’s Awards presentations celebrating contributions to the faculty during the 2016-17 academic year. The Faculty of Education Dean’s Awards recognize excellence in teaching, research, community engagement and service, and service to the faculty and university. The awards were formally presented by Dr. Kirk Anderson, dean of Education, and Dr. Gerald Galway, associate dean of Education (undergraduate programs), during a special ceremony on Sept. 26.


Mural on the Education building by Quebec Artist Maurice Savoie.

A familiar piece of art on Memorial’s St. John’s campus will be unveiled again this month. That’s when restoration of the massive, abstract mural above the entrance to the Education building is expected to be complete. Read about it in the Gazette.


The Faculty of Education’s annual Community Report for 2015-16 is highlights the great work and success of our students, faculty and staff who are having an impact on small and large communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The report is also available here.