Prof. Jennifer Llewellyn (Dalhousie University) wins top Canadian research award

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On October 3, 2018., Prof. Llewellyn was announced as the recipient of a $50,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2018 Impact Award in the Connection category, one of the top research awards in Canada.

Prof. Llewellyn’s teaching and research is focused in the areas of restorative justice, truth commissions, international and domestic human rights law, and Canadian constitutional law. She is the author of multiple publications and reports on the theory and practice of a restorative approach, and has developed and facilitated restorative justice projects around the world. She has worked for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa in the wake of apartheid, and was a senior advisor for the United Nations Development Programme supporting the development of a national restorative justice policy for Jamaica.

Prof. Llewellyn advises Nova Scotia’s Department of Justice in the development of a restorative justice program, facilitated the design of the first restorative public-inquiry process for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children (she is serving as a commissioner on the inquiry), and has helped support restorative work at Dalhousie University. Prof. Llewellyn also worked with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that addressed abuses in Canada’s residential schools, and has also built significant connections with lasting impacts through training and mentoring students and emerging scholars.

She currently directs the International Learning Community, a global network of leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to support and amplify the application and impact of research for the benefit of communities in Canada and around the world.

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