Restorative approaches and practices in Residence
In Residence, we put relationships, our students, and building a healthy community, first. We believe that in order to have the best “home, away from home”, respect and educational opportunities are vital in helping our students grow during their time here. Whether it is learning to navigate roommate conflicts, or community wide misconduct, we take a restorative approach. We acknowledge that we all make mistakes, and sometimes, certain behaviours and actions affect the community.
What are restorative approaches and practices?
Restorative approaches allow our students to have opportunities to “make things right”. In your conversations with fellow residents and with our staff, we will talk to you about what happened in the incident, how you and your community members might have been harmed, and identify the steps you can take to help repair the harm and rebuild the relationship between you and your community. Every conflict or misconduct situation is different, and while restorative practices are always at the core of our conduct processes, there are some conversations that will be complimented with educational and developmental strategies.
For more information on our Residence Community Standards, check out out the Residence Life Handbook 2023-2024.