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Talking mediation on CKNW

I had the privilege of being a guest on the Simi Sara show on CKNW a couple of¬† months ago, and then again today, talking about how mediation can be used to resolve even the most entrenched of disputes. Specifically Simi was interested in whether or not mediation could be a useful tool in the […]

Posted on February 16th, 2012 by Renee

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Giving thanks

It is our Thanksgiving today, and whether it be today or sometime during this last weekend, Canadian families across the country are gathering around tables laden with goodness. Many families, like mine, engage in one of the few remaining somber traditions, going around the table to give thanks for each of our unique blessings. I […]

Posted on October 11th, 2011 by Renee

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Reasonable Expectations

We enter agreements every day –¬†agreements big and small, inconsequential and monumental. How satisfied we are post-agreement depends on our expectations. Dickens’ expectations were merely great; some have expectations that verge on the absurd. I recently reviewed a contract that used the language “throughout the universe in perpetuity”. I kid you not. To all the […]

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by Renee

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Roster Manager at Mediate B.C.

I’m excited to announce that I’ve recently been appointed Roster Manager for the Civil and Family Rosters of Mediate B.C. In addition to mediating and managing Quantum, as Roster Manager I will oversee all aspects of Roster membership, liase with law groups, corporations and legal interest groups to raise awareness of and proficiency with mediation, […]

Posted on July 21st, 2011 by Renee

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Mediation for all disputes

Whenever anyone asks me what I do for a living, and I tell them I’m a mediator, invariably their first response is “oh, like when people get divorced or separated?”. There appears to be a commonly held misconception out there that mediation is limited to helping divorcing couples work out their separation. Clearly, the family […]

Posted on June 27th, 2011 by Renee

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