Are you a post-secondary student who lives with hearing loss? Apply for the CHHA Scholarships for financial assistance!

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to offer financial assistance to students who live with hearing loss. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you have until March 31, 2018 to apply to any of CHHA’s three scholarships:

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels.  He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.

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

This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six-year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to hard of hearing students who have shown both academic achievements in their post-graduate program and commitment to work on behalf of other hard of hearing people.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.

If you are a post secondary student who lives with hearing loss, you can apply for any of the CHHA Scholarships. To confirm if you meet the criteria to apply, please click on Scholarship program eligibility.

The 2018 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 31, 2018 at 3 pm (EST). Please click here to access the application or here for more information on the other scholarships offered by CHHA.

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

Transition Peer Support Group for Young Adults with Vision Loss – Workshop Series

Program Overview 

  • This program aims to empower young adults with vision loss to lead successful and independent lives through employment readiness.
  • This is an ideal program if you are ages between 18 and 34, living with vision loss, looking for a job or will be looking for a job in the future
  • No cost associated to attend the workshops

Workshop Topics (you may choose to attend any or all of the workshops)

  • Workshop 1: Transitioning from School to the World of Work

This workshop will discuss the difference between being in school and working. Topics will include professional behavior, personal conduct, organizational skills, presentation of work products and time management strategies required to manage competing priorities at work. This workshop is best suited for participants that are recent graduates or about to graduate from high school.

  • Workshop 2: The Current Landscape – Understanding the Labour Market and How You Fit

Participants will discuss the current labour market trends in their local area. This will build an understanding of how skills, interests and abilities fit into the current labour market and which industries are popular and up and coming. This workshop will encourage participants to explore numerous approaches to networking with employers to discover which works best for them.

  • Workshop 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Job Postings and Resumes

This workshop is targeted for participants who are wanting some assistance with resume and cover letter development. Matching your skills and experience to an employer’s needs is the key to developing resumes and cover letters. Find out what it takes to market yourself effectively and apply your learning by working on improving components of your own resume and cover letter.

  • Workshop 4: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in the Interview

This workshop is suited for participants who have had few interviews or who are getting interviews but not receiving job offers. Participants will learn about the various styles of interviews and other application testing. Stress management skills will also be discussed to manage anxieties regarding interviews. Lastly, considerations for selecting references will also be addressed as this is an important factor in the hiring process.=

Workshop Locations & Dates

  • CNIB Kamloops Office (190 – 546 St. Paul St. Kamloops, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Vancouver Office (200 – 5055 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, February 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Abbotsford Office (2630 Bourquin Crescent W #7, Abbotsford, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, January 31st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Victoria Office (2340 Richmond Rd. Victoria, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, February 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, February 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Prince George Office (100-490 Quebec St. Prince George, BC)

Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration & Questions  

If you are interested in registering, please complete the online registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBHGKP9. If you have any questions, please contact Shoko Kitano, Program Lead – Peer Support, at shoko.kitano@cnib.ca or toll-free 1-800-563-2642 extension 6006.

Transportation Survey – Please fill out

Campus and Community Planning is carrying out a Transportation Survey of all staff, students, and faculty to help guide future transportation planning, and give insights into what efforts need to be made to support more sustainable travel.

Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. The survey is open from October 30 – November 10, 2017.  All completed surveys will be entered to win one of four Mobi by Shaw Go standard annual bike share memberships.

Take the survey https://www.nrgsurveys.ca/SE/53/3944/

Google Lime Scholarship

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2018 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in Summer 2018. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 11:59pm PST!

https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship

W. Ross Macdonald School – Bursary

W. Ross Macdonald School has a bursary for former WRMS students (students must have attended WRMS for at least 2 years) who are enrolled in Post-Secondary education. Students meeting this criteria are invited to apply by sending their:

Full legal name

Current mailing address including postal code

How many years you attended WRMS & dates

Which University/College you are attending

The program you are registered in (attach proof of enrollment)

Indicate if you are studying on a part or full time basis

This information is required by November 30, 2017

emilie.hyde@ontario.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada wants to know about your experience with saving for education

The Innovation Lab at Employment and Social Development Canada is working on a design project seeking to improve the Canada Learning Bond, a federal program that seeks to increase savings for education after high school.  For this project, we are hoping to interview students who are living with a disability, to better understand their perspectives and experience.

The intent of the project is to identify structural, behavioral and situational issues when considering education and saving for education after high-school. The project is recruiting participants for interviews within the low-income bracket (45K or lower annual family income) from the disability community. The information gathered from the interviews will be used for policy and program improvement as well as informing the government of Canada’s services about everyday experiences of citizens who are at the receiving end of benefits and services.

If you are interested and consider participating in an interview, we will be happy to give you more information about the Innovation Lab and the project.  We are accessible by email ( NC-LAB-GD@HRSDC-RHDCC.GC.CA) or  by phone (Teresa Bellefontaine at 819-6543898).

We will have accommodation for accessible interviews. The Lab will be able to do interviews in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto, at a location that is convenient for the participant or over the phone. The interviews will take approximately 1 hour. Transportation costs will be covered and the participants will receive a gift (with a gift certificate) as a token of appreciation for their time.

To learn more about the Canada Learning Bond
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/learning-bond.html

2018 CBS News Internship

CBS News Internship for College Students with Disabilities 3rd Annual CBS News/Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0/DisBeat Internship for College Students with Disabilities

For three years, CBS News in collaboration with Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 Initiative and DisBeat, has expanded its paid internship program to include outreach to college juniors, seniors and graduate students with disabilities for the CBS News/Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0/DisBeat Internship for Spring2018. Recent graduates are not eligible.

Applications are due by 5 pm ET on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Applicants with insight into the lived experiences of disability are strongly encouraged to apply for the Spring 2018 Internship Program that runs fromJanuary 8 — May 11, 2018.

The CBS News Internship Program is designed for college students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting or communications. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred, but those majoring in marketing, advertising, public relations, English, history, international studies and political science are welcome to apply and will be considered.

Placement possibilities include The Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, Sunday Morning, National Desk, Newspath, Radio News, Press Office, Weekend News, News Marketing, Investigative Unit and Broadcast Marketing. The location is New York City.

Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended. Interns are expected to work 16 hours/week and adhere to a professional code of ethics. Assignments vary day-to-day. Interns can expect to Learn fundamental news gathering skills, find, confirm and report news stories, log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members. Duties vary in each department.

This is a paid internship. CBS News does not require students to receive college credit. Students are solely responsible for coordinating and meeting credit requirements of their college/university.

Please complete an application including requests for accommodations/ productivity tools, and 250-word essay, “How my personal experience with a disability will enrich this internship experience.” A panel of media professionals with disabilities and allies determine top finalists with the selected intern decided by CBS News.

Kindly e-mail:
1) Application Form;
2) Two letters of recommendation;
3) Transcripts (can be unofficial); and
4) 250-word essay in MS Word document format to:

Tari Hartman Squire at Tari@EINSOFcommunications.com with “2018 CBS News Internship” in subject line.

Deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5pm ET. Thanks!

Wingspan Dis/ability Arts, Culture, & Public Pedagogy

The Dis/ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy Cluster is composed of and by the Wingspan Collaborative at UBC.

Wingspan is an intellectual ‘studio’ of interdisciplinary scholars in disability studies, arts, culture and public pedagogy across many disciplines who collaborate and establish research excellence on common projects regarding the rights of people with disabilities and who proactively promote the idea that while individual disabilities pose impairments, they should not be seen as deficits but instead as differences that enrich collective human experience and the arts. We identify variously as disabled, non-disabled or as artists who focus on disability aesthetics and linger in the liminal spaces between and among artist/researcher/teacher in the broadest sense of these terms, hence, we are Dis/A/R/Tographers in an unequal global world.

Wingspan is opening with a series of engaging events on October 19-21.

http://wingspan.educ.ubc.ca/studio-live/

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