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

Apply for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship Now!

Applications for the 5th year of the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted.

Students living with mental health conditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field.

Notwithstanding her health issues, Sarah persevered and continued to attend and excel in her educational field of choice. Although she battled with mental illness, she never gave up on education and her dream of one day helping others.

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in.

Students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students’ accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

Eligibility

•       Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years

•       Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load

•       Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

•       Applicants must not have a criminal record, pending charges or current Judicial Orders

Criteria

•       Demonstrated perseverance through mental health struggles

•       Strong commitment to pursuing their academic career

•       Potential to be an outstanding participant in the community

Value

•       $1,000 per scholarship.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the program guidelines. A selection committee will evaluate applications based on the criteria mentioned above. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted.

Recipients will be contacted by July 1.

Apply Online Here

https://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/apply/

About The Gaulin Foundation

The Gaulin Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. As a national charitable organization, the Foundation seeks to encourage and promote the advancement in education of people living with mental illness.

The foundation, initially established by the Gaulin family to recognize Sarah Gaulin’s long-time struggle, works to improve the lives of Canadian students with mental illness by recognising their resilience and perseverance.

Contact

The Gaulin Foundation
2334 De Mexico
Laval, QC, H7M 3C9
Telephone: 514-360-3500
E-mail: info@gaulinfoundation.org

http://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/

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http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=440#sthash.fFUpKHQd.dpuf

Vancouver Recruitment Reception

New roles available!

Join us for our next recruitment reception on February 9, 2017, in Vancouver. Come and network with representatives of our corporate partners: Bell, IBM, BMO Financial Group, CIBC, TD Bank Group, and Rogers Communications. Come and learn more about great career and internship opportunities for current students, recent and upcoming grads and experienced professionals.  

New BMO roles have been added to the reception, including a number of summer internship opportunities.


The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 22nd at midnight PST.
Visit The Lime Network to apply today! 
http://www.limeconnect.com/my_lime/

TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship Program

Finance applications are now open! 

Do you want to work for a top financial services company and have an exciting career in finance? (Capital markets applications have now closed and business banking applications will open soon.)

The TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship Program
provides recipients with a $2500 scholarship and a paid 2017 summer internship in one of these top divisions with TD, a company that places emphasis on opportunity, leadership and the value of a diverse workforce.

The scholarship is open to students graduating in
December 2017 or Spring/Summer 2018. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, January 29th at midnight PST!

Visit
The Lime Network to apply.

http://www.limeconnect.com/my_lime/

UBC and Access & Diversity Student wins NEADS AMI Scholarship!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Scholarships

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) previously announced the winners of its 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program on November 3rd, 2016. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded annually to students with a disability, one in English and one in French.

NEADS manages the AMI Scholarships in a partnership with AMI.

The winners of the 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, British Columbia and Valérie Poisson from Montreal, Quebec. Sean is in year one of a Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia while Valérie is pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the University of Ottawa.

“Congratulations to the 2016 NEADS Awards winners and the recipients of the AMI Scholarship,” said Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Director of the Student Awards Program. “We received nearly 300 applications for the 2016 competition. Choosing the winners was an extremely difficult process.

The achievements and perseverance of all candidates were just incredible. The dedication and success of this year’s winners truly embodies the spirit of all NEADS Student Awards programs and the AMI Scholarship. We wish all winners the very best in their programs and careers and look forward to watching their future success. The Awards Programs wouldn’’t be possible without the generous support of our donors, and we are grateful to our corporate and private supporters.””

“I applaud the winners of the 2016 awards. I am very excited that our association can help support these very deserving students in their education careers,” said Emily Duffett, Chair of NEADS. “These scholarship programs are truly great initiatives that see many deserving applicants each year and these programs continue to grow. Thank you to our generous supporters for making it happen.”

 

About the NEADS Student Awards:

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities.

Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award.

The award is offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students’ accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

 

About the NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award:

The Holly Bartlett Memorial Award was established by the NEADS board of directors after the passing of Holly in 2010. Holly Bartlett served on the NEADS Board of Directors as the association’s Nova Scotia Director for a number of years.

Holly’s accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. The Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a tribute to Holly. The scholarship assists students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. This is the sixth year for the Award in Holly’s memory.

 

About the Christine Nieder Memorial Award:

The Christine Nieder Memorial Award was established in 2015 to commemorate the life and contributions of Ms. Christine Nieder, NEADS Board member, who passed away in July 2014. The award will be offered to a graduate student with a disability in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of Christine’s passionate work to address barriers faced to participation in graduate programs of study.

 

About the AMI Scholarship Program:

Information and eligibility requirements for the

2017 AMI Scholarship program will be posted on the AMI websites later this month. Visit <http://www.ami.ca/scholarship>www.AMI.ca/scholarship

and <http://www.amitele.ca/bourses>www.AMItele.ca/bourses for complete details.

 

About Accessible Media (AMI) Inc.

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca. For more information, please contact:

Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager

800-567-6755 ext. 0971,

<mailto:janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca>janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca

Look for an announcement of intake of

applications for all NEADS Awards Programs and the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship early in 2017 on the NEADS website: <http://www.neads.ca/>www.neads.ca