As an Amnesty International supporter since my university days I’ve signed up to write. Will you? “Our words have power. That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, Amnesty International’s global letter-writing campaign that happens on or around December 10th (International Human Rights Day). We’ve been doing it every year for 20 years and today, it’s..
When I’m going through a challenging time I can evoke the experience I’m going to describe and find deep peace and transcendence. Back in 2014, I went to the Northwest Territories with my then-teenaged daughter to visit a friend. One night, we had already gone to our room for the night and our friend banged..
I’m new to my position in people development in the Healthcare arena, and since it is not currently possible to explore the context due to COVID restrictions, I’ve been researching in an effort to better understand. For past research endeavors, I’ve often gone to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a reliable..
As the season changes and the bright fall colours envelope us, I would like to focus on creation care and what schools can do. Here’s an article that my colleague Dr. Allyson Jule and I collaborated on. Abstract Successful environmental pedagogy in faith-based schools has not been well explored even while most Christian schools in..
Many Christians struggle to bridge Indigenous spirituality with Christianity. I believe it is possible to see unifying characteristics and respect differences as together we seek Creator God. With that quest in mind, I embarked this fall on a course at Vancouver School of Theology with Dr. Ray Aldred called Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies. Indigenous theology..
Today, Sept. 30th marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. As recommended in a very informative communication I received this morning from Amnesty International Canada (below), I have registered for a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre. It is a powerful walk-through..
Power has no gender. Yet, we are so conditioned to associate leadership with masculine traits. Check your unconscious bias. Avoid diminishing yourself and your capabilities – it serves no one and there’s nothing holy in it! Avoid comparing your weakness to other people’s strengths. Do not be afraid! Never discount the cost of inaction. Own..
For years I’ve had this gorgeous antique glass bottle beside my sink and the original dish soap under the sink, out of sight. Why? It ‘dignifies’ and adds meaning to the simple task of cleaning the dishes. I was reminded of this recently by a colleague who told me he has changed his frequent handwashing..
As I transition from a position I’ve held for almost a decade, it’s time to reflect on my leadership journey. This will inform my discernment of opportunities and help me continue to contribute to the common good through my education and leadership. I first detected my capacity to lead in high school when I was..
It’s hard to say ‘Happy’ Indigenous Day but I’ll say that today is a day to honour Indigenous people in Canada and to continue to work on decolonizing and reconciling our relationships. With humility, we acknowledge the relationship of all living things and with open hearts, we seek to grow in wisdom and respect. We..