Tanabe Bursary – Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

The Tanabe Bursary is available to any student with cerebral palsy, who is registered in an post secondary school or training institution in British Columbia, and is over the age of 17 years old. Ten recipients will be chosen to receive $1000 each. Applications are currently open and will close on Friday, August 18th.

More information about the bursary can be found at http://bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/education-bursaries

If you have any  questions, please contact – supportworker@bccerebralpalsy.com

Work on Campus Fair

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is hosting a Work on Campus Fair taking place on Wednesday August 9th from 11:00AM-2:00PM, providing students with an opportunity to meet with on-campus employers hiring for Fall 2017. Ten different campus employers will be meeting with students to provide more information about opportunities available, accepting resumes and conducting on-site interviews to hire students for part time employment opportunities starting in September.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday August 9th, 2017
  • Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • Location: Brock Hall Concourse (1874 East Mall, Main Floor in front of CSI&C)
  • What to Bring: Copies of your resume
  • Who Can Come? All UBC students

The list of employers and further information about this event can be found on the Events Calendar with registration details on CareersOnline. Any questions can be directed to Hammond Yau at csic.support@ubc.ca.

Work-Able: Graduate Internship Program

 Work-Able is a 12-month, paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates (within the last three years) who self-identify as having a disability. Each year, this unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship to a group of up to 15 interns while they gain valuable skills and public service experience

Interns

What do interns gain from participating in Work-Able?

  • Increased understanding of public service roles in the provincial government
  • Increased knowledge, skills, abilities and experience
  • Mentoring, coaching and support throughout their internship
  • Possible future employment opportunities in the provincial government

Posting Link: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=42890

 

“In the Limelight” Video Contest

A hard of hearing computer scientist paved the way for the modern Internet. A dyslexic businessman founded one the largest brokerage firms in the United States. A blind inventor is developing technology to make the world a more accessible place. Whether it’s as a student, intern, mid-level manager, or high- level executive, individuals with disabilities bring a unique perspective and diverse talents to the world, universities and the workplace each and every day.

Though many stories exist just like these, a lack of visibility contributes to societal misconceptions and stigmas about what it means to live and work with a disability. Help us change the narrative!

Lime Connect is launching the first ever #IntheLimelight Video Contest to showcase how university students and professionals are rebranding disability through achievement. Share your story of how you live #IntheLimelight and you can win up to $10,000 cash!


How to Participate: 

In (1) 1–2 minute video, please tell us about your disability, some of the daily challenges you may experience as a student or professional, and how you are rocking it!

We’re awarding a total of $25,000 in cash prizes to the top videos, provided by Lime Connect special advisor, Vint Cerf – Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, “One of the Fathers of the Internet,” and the inspiration behind this contest!

Entries will be accepted from Monday, July 17, 2017–Sunday, August 20, 2017 @11:59 PM EST.

Creativity is encouraged – show us, tell us, enlighten us!

Panel Prizes:

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $2,500
  • Fourth Place: $2,500
  • Viewer’s Choice: $5,000

Requirements:

  • You must be an 18 or older student or professional living in the U.S. or Canada
  • You must identify as a person who happens to have a disability*
  • You must submit an original, unpublished work
  • By participating, you grant Lime Connect full rights to use your submissions in future marketing 
or promotional material (see contest form for additional details)

http://www.limeconnect.com/news_events/default.asp?id=265

 

NEADS Accepting Applications for National Student Awards/Holly Bartlett Memorial Award/AMI Scholarships/Christine Nieder Memorial Award: Deadline April 30th

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program, the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards and the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarships. These awards are offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or professional degree programs at recognized Canadian universities, or in certified diploma programs at Canadian colleges. Two outstanding applicants who meet eligibility criteria will be eligible for the $5,000 Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (one English, one French). Up to six deserving applicants, who meet the criteria of the NEADS Student Awards Program, will be receiving an award in the amount of $3,000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees. One or more eligible and outstanding applicant(s) will receive the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards, in the amount of $1,000.

“We are very proud of the NEADS Awards Program, the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award and the Christine Nieder Memorial Award and our close to 90 recipients over its first 10 years,” said Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, NEADS’ Director of Research and the director of the student awards program. “These programs are the first of their kind in Canada, and were created to recognize overall excellence among students with disabilities in all aspects of post-secondary education. Our winners to date all embody the very best qualities of academic and community involvement. We hope that the program continues to grow, and we look forward to this year’s crop of outstanding applicants.”

Formerly known as the AMI Scholarship, the award has been renamed the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship in honour of the organization’s Accessibility Officer who passed away in December, 2015. Robert Pearson was a long-time employee of AMI and fervent supporter of accessibility in Canada and around the world.

“Renaming the AMI Scholarship in Robert’s memory ensures that his hard work lives on and forever reminds us of his commitment to accessibility and creating a more inclusive society,” explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “The Scholarship program was created to further strengthen the organization’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians; a role that Robert embraced with great passion and enthusiasm. He was an inspiration to all of us.”

Entering its sixth year, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program offers much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. In 2017, AMI will once again collaborate with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program and engage students with disabilities from across the country. Two $5,000 bursaries will be awarded to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French.

“Holly Bartlett was loved by all who knew her”, said Frank Smith, NEADS’ National Coordinator. “It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Holly while she served on our Board of Directors. Holly’s accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. We believe that the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a fitting tribute because it will help other students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. This is the seventh year of the Award in Holly’s memory.” NEADS has given out 11 Holly Bartlett Awards since the inception of this program.

Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai said of the Christine Nieder Memorial Award, in its third year: “Christine was a valued part of NEADS, and the National Graduate Experience Taskforce, as well as an important contributor to our work nationally and in British Columbia, and a good friend. We honour her legacy and her passion for research and volunteerism with this new award.”

NEADS will be announcing the corporate sponsors of the 2017 NEADS Student Awards Programs over the next few weeks!

Apply for all programs through the NEADS website: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

Backpack to Briefcase – Simon Fraser University, April 29th!

Backpack to Briefcase is a one day all-in-one career development and enhancement conference at Simon Fraser University (SFU) for upcoming graduates and recent alumni. The conference, which takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will provide key resources for a smooth and successful transition from university to the working world, as well as techniques to help alumni advance their career while it’s still in its early stages. Buy your ticket now to hear innovative tips and strategies first hand from industry experts, alumni and educators. Only 100 tickets are available to all SFU students and alumni, so secure your spot at this invaluable event today!

Location: Simon Fraser University, Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Co-sponsored by SFU Career and Volunteer Services and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS).

Register today! https://www.sfu.ca/career/conference/Register.html

– See more at:

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=468#sthash.3LeUMN9Y.dpuf

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities is offering up to four scholarships, valued at $2,000 CAD for a bachelor degree program, tenable for one year.  Applications are by nomination only, and only one nominee from each of Universities Canada’s member institutions will be accepted. The candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and have a minimum academic average of 80%.  Candidates must be diagnosed with a permanent disability which is documented and is the primary disability for which they are applying.

Postmarked applications must be sent to Universities Canada on or before May 15, 2017.

Postmarked supporting documentation must be sent to Universities Canada on or before May 29, 2017.

Please find attached the guidelines and application form.

Additional information is available by contacting us at awards@univcan.ca.

Please post the general notice and forward this e-mail to those who might be interested in this scholarship program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

BC Public Service Employment Opportunities – Work-Able

The Work-Able Internship Program is a paid twelve month BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates who self-identify as having a disability. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

Please visit the links below for more information.

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

Work-Able Job Posting

Workshop – Inclusive Campus Project

The Inclusive Campus Project invites students with disabilities to participate in a 2-3 hour workshop that will help address issues related to accommodations on campus and at the clinical settings. Participants must be:

  • a student with a disability (visible and invisible)
  • 19 years of age or older,
  • registered as a student in one of the targeted UBC professional programs (including, but not limited to: Audiology and Speech Sciences; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Dental Hygiene; Dentistry; Food, Nutrition and Health; HKin; Law; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Medicine; Midwifery; Nursing; OT; Pharmaceutical Sciences; PT; Social Work; Teacher education), and,
  • will experience academic and clinical (practicum) work this year

During the workshop a practitioner with a disability will share their experiences and answer questions. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss strategies related to accommodations.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The workshop will be held in late March 2017. Please contact inclusive.campus@ubc.ca if interested.

Apply for CHHA Scholarships, the deadline is March 3rd 2017!

Apply for CHHA Scholarships, the deadline is March 3rd 2017!

Please circulate this email to interested students who might benefit from our scholarships, so that students of University of British Columbia registered with the Access and Diversity can take advantage of this unique program, and provide their input into the proposed Federal Accessibility Legislation.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program was established in 2002, and there are currently three available scholarships offered by CHHA, but the deadline to apply is fast approaching.

Act quickly, because all online applications for 2016-17 must be submitted by March 3rd 2017 at 3pm EST.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.

CHHA offers the following scholarships to students who live with hearing loss:

CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship ($1,000)

This CHHA/CHHAF scholarship offers financial help to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full-time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study. This scholarship requires the applicant to have a hearing loss and be aware of CHHA and what this association is about.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Scholarship does not focus on any field of study; however, the advocacy level of the applicant is taken into account. The Algar family wishes to continue to support the work of their father who was a strong advocate of for hard of hearing people and people with disabilities.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship requires that the applicant be enrolled in the second or higher year of study in the area of Science and Technology and Trades. In addition, the applicant must also display an interest in supporting activities to improve the lives of those who have hearing loss following the example of Dr. Laszlo’s commitment and work on behalf of the hard of hearing community.

For more information about CHHA’s scholarships, eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit our website: http://www.chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php

Should you have questions about our scholarships or our organization, please contact the CHHA National Office for more information:

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON.   K1V 7P2

Voice: (613) 526-1584   Toll Free: 800-263-8068

Fax: (613) 526-4718    TTY: (613) 526-2692

Email: info@chha.ca

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