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Friday, April 5, 2019

Op-Ed: Quebec’s controversial secularism bill creates and reinforces division

by Dr. Laura Morlock, originally published in The Waterloo Record (April 5, 2019)

There have been four consecutive proposals by Quebec political parties to ban religious symbols in public, but the Coalition Avenir government’s invocation of the notwithstanding clause sets Bill 21 apart, allowing the bill to override Charter rights of religious freedom and expression for five years. It is also broader in its scope, affecting more careers and services than previous legislative attempts, including any jobs the government deems to represent public authority, including Crown prosecutors, judges, teachers, and even wildlife conservation officers.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Making a difference with the Jacob Hillerby Memorial Bursary

Jacob Hillerby with his mother, father and sister.

Photo: Jacqui and Richard Hillerby with Jacob and his sister, Robin. 

Originally published in The Kincardine Record. Read the original HERE.  

To the Editor:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Op-ed: arguments in autism debate in Ontario have missed the mark.

Originally published in The Record, March 15, 2019:


Arguments in autism debate in Ontario have missed the mark

By Margaret Gibson (professor of social work and social development studies at Renison University College)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Renison Associate Professor Trish Van Katwyk empowers young people to explore resilience through collaborative art making

In a project that is described by a group leader as “empowering,” Renison Associate Professor Trish Van Katwyk recently published a study that explores the way that youth see themselves in the term ‘resilience.’ “Resilience Beyond Risk: Youth Re-defining Resilience Through Collective Art-Making,” used art-making and conversation to explore the ways in which labels that are often applied to young people are understood by young people themselves.

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