Conference Presentations:

Brown, M., Evans, K., Vaandering, D. (August 2018). Building RJ into our Teacher & Leader Preparation and Professional Development, International Conference on Restorative Practices, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Vaandering, D. (November 15, 2017). Holistic, Whole-School Restorative Justice Education. (Panelist). New Findings in Bullying Research and Implications for Practice. PREVNet Partner Day, Ottawa-Gatineau.

Vaandering, D. (November 15-16, 2017). Restored Justice-Restored Hope: Relearning relational ways of being. (Presenter). PREVNet 9th Annual Conference, Canada coming together to promote children’s well-being. Ottawa-Gatineau

Reimer, K & Vaandering, D. (June 17, 2017). Listening deeply: What can public perceptions of RJ teach us about moving to the centre? Panel Presentation in Impacts, Public Perceptions, and Transformations: RJ at Dalhousie University and a Connecticut Public School. 6th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice. Oakland, California.

Evans, K. & Vaandering, D. (June 16, 2017). Restorative Justice Education: From whole- school to holistic education. Panel Presentation in Implementing RJ Holistically in Schools and Reflecting on Origin Stories of Our Practices. 6th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice. Oakland, California.

Vaandering, D. (May 29, 2017). The Impact of one-day professional development grounded in relational theory. CSSE. Toronto, Ontario.

Vaandering, D. & Walsh, M. (May 18, 2017). Counselling Psychology strengthened through Restorative Justice Education. Conversation Café at: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). St. John’s, NL.

Lyons, A. & Vaandering, D. (March 24, 2017). Canadians reflecting on the Restorative Justice Experience in Brazil: Learning from each other. International Conference of Restorative Justice: Various dialogues to transform realities. Invited keynote closing address. São Paulo, Brazil.

Vaandering, D. (March 23, 2017). Restorative Justice: Living the Paradigm Shift Personally and Professionally: Freire’s Contribution. International Conference of Restorative Justice: Various dialogues to transform realities. Invited keynote address. São Paulo, Brazil.

Vaandering, D. “Professional Development for a Paradigm Shift,” National Restorative Justice Conference, Banff, AB, Nov.18, 2014.

Vaandering, D., Vaandering, G., Bliss, K. “Ripped Apart or Stitched Together,” National Restorative Justice Conference, Banff, AB, Nov. 17-18, 2014.

Vaandering, D. (chair), Lleweleyn, K., Parker, C., Reimer, K. “From the Ground Up: Examining the Impact of Professional Development Rooted in RJ Principles,” in session: Restorative justice in Education: The Stories Within (Panel). CSSE Annual Conference. St. Catharines, ON. May 25, 2014.

Bickmore, K., Cook, S., Davies, L., Hakvoort, I. Olsson, E., Tupper, J., Vaandering, D. Peace-building (in) Education: Democratic Approaches to Conflict in Schools and Classrooms (Panel). Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation. Waterloo, Ontario. October 17-19, 2013.

Vaandering, D. Relationships first: A restorative justice approach to education. At the Edge: Creating direction for peace and justice. St. John’s, NL. August 2013.

Vaandering, D. “Relationships First: Implementing Restorative Justice from the Ground Up.” American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, Paper Presentation May 2013

Vaandering, D. "The Significance of Perspectives on Harm for Safe and Caring School Initiatives." American Educators Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, 2012.

Morrison, B. & Vaandering, D. "Restorative Justice and School Safety: Pedagogy, Praxis and Discipline." American Educators Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, 2012.

Vaandering, D. "Addressing Harm in Schools: the Newfoundland and Labrador experience." IIRP International Conference, Halifax, NS, June. 2011.

Vaandering, D. "Restorative Justice: Reconsidering our starting point." Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, St. John's, NL. May 2011.

Vaandering, D. "Enlarging the social discipline window for a broader restorative justice perspective." IIRP International Conference, Hull, U.K., October 2010.

Vaandering, D. "Why use narrative to research restorative justice in Ontario public schools-- Four Doctoral Candidates Diverse Approaches To Narrative Research." Narrative Matters Conference. Fredericton, New Brunswick, May, 2010.

Vaandering, D. "Restorative Justice: Moving from rule-based to relationship-based school cultures—a critical case study." Edge Conference. St. John's, Newfoundland, 2009.

Research-Related academic presentations:

Vaandering, D. (March 25, 2017) Restorative Justice: Change from the Inside Out. Palas Athena, São Paulo, Brazil.

Vaandering, D. (March 21, 2017) Justiça Restaurativa E A Solução De Conflictos Juvenis (Restorative Justice and the Resolution of Conflict with Youth: A Canadian Perspective). Judicial Councils. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Davis, F., Morrison, B., Vaandering, D. A Restorative Approach to Education: Connecting Discipline with Culture and Climate Change. International Restorative Justice Conference, Halifax, NS. June 26-28, 2016.

Vaandering, D. Relationships First—the foundation of everything. Guest lecture. Governor’s State University, Chicago, Illinois. June 21, 2016.

Professional Presentations:

Vaandering, D. (April 26, 2017). Restorative justice: foundational principles (Opening presentation). Criminal Justice System Review Roundtable hosted by Federal Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould & Provincial Justice Minister Parsons for 35 members of the NL judiciary. St. John’s, NL.

Vaandering, D. (March 8, 2017-Panel Moderator). Not Just a Bystander: International Women’s Day - Charitable Campaign and Speakers’ Panel. Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) of the Canadian Bar Association – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch (CBA-NL).

Vaandering, D. (March 22, 2017). Relationships First: Restorative Justice in Education for Repairing Harm and Transforming Conflict. Presentation to 800 ‘professor rj mediators’ São Paulo, Brazil.

Vaandering, D., Skanes, R. (Feb. 27, 2017). Relationships First: A presentation to the Premier’s Taskforce on Improving Educational Outcomes. St. John’s, NL.

Vaandering, D. (November 16, 2016-Master of Ceremonies). Provincial Restorative Justice Week Proclamation with Honourable Minister of Justice, Andrew Parsons and Honourable Minister of Education, Dale Kirby; NLESD Director, Darren Pike.

Vaandering, D., Skanes, R. (Feb. 2016). Relationships First: A presentation to the President’s Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL. St. John’s, NL


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