|Present||Professor of Law; Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law|
Restorative Justice, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Feminist Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Application of a Restorative Approach in Social and Political Institutions, Restorative Approach to Education, Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Truth Commissions and Transitional Justice, Indian Residential Schools, and Relational Theory
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - Present||OIC Appointed Commissioner, Restorative Public Inquiry for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children||2012 - Present||Co-Creator/Advisor, Provincial Restorative Approaches in Schools Project||2010 - Present||Advisory Committee, RJ@Dal Project, Dalhousie University||2003 - Present||Member, Nova Scotia Bar||2001 - Present||Academic and Policy Advisor, Nova Scotia Provincial Restorative Justice Program Management Committee||2017 - 2018||Member, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Task Force (MAJOR Task Force)||2017 - 2018||Co-Chair, Governance and Management Committee Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program||2017||Appointed Member, UN Expert Group on Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters – UNODC||2016 - 2017||Consultant/Advisor, Motherisk Commission (Ontario)||2014 - 2015||Expert Consultant, Government of NS Design Process for Restorative Public Inquiry into NS Home for Coloured Children||2014 - 2015||Process Lead/Co-Facilitator, Restorative Justice Process, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University||2014||Advisor, New Zealand Ministry of Social Development, Office of the Chief Social Worker||2012 - 2014||Advisor, Healing Approach to Senior Abuse Provincial Project||2010 - 2013||Co-Director, Project on Restorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding||2004 - 2005||Member, Assembly of First Nations’ Expert Task Group on Canada’s Dispute Resolution Plan||2002 - 2004||Co-chair, Senate Discipline Committee, Dalhousie University||2002||Member, Research Initiative on the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict, Joan B Kroc Institute||2001 - 2002||Member, Senate Discipline Committee, Dalhousie University|
Honors and Awards
- 2019: The President’s Research Excellence Awards for Research Impact
- 2018: Winner of the SSHRC Impact Award
- 2015: Winner National Ron Wiebe Award for Restorative Justice
- 2012-2017: Viscount Bennett Professorship in Law, Schulich School of Law (Appointed Chair)
- 2013: Fetzer Institute Research Project, Restorative Governance
- 2008-09: Dalhousie Law Alumni Teaching Award
- 2000-01: Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University
|BA, McMaster University|
|MA, Queen's University|
|LLB, University of Toronto|
|LLM, Harvard University|
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Books and Book Contributions (13)
Contribution to Book
Restorative Justice in Transitions: The Problem of ‘The Community’ and ...
Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings (2015)
Restorative justice is increasingly being applied to settings characterized by large-scale violence and human rights abuses. While many embrace this ...
Contribution to Book
Bridging the Gap between Truth and Reconciliation: Restorative Justice and ...
From Truth to Reconciliation: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools (2008)
As suggested by the title Bridging the Gap between Truth and Reconciliation: Restorative Justice and the Indian Residential Schools Truth ...