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Restorative justice panel explores better educational and legal outcomes Nov. 22

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.

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Education faculty contribute to democracy

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.

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Graduate determined to succeed

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.


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