UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is September 16th. Students can apply for the awards on-line (https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards-scholarships-bursaries/awards-disabilities). The on-line process is designed to be accessible. However, if any students encounter accessibility issues with the online form, please contact the Centre for Accessibility at accessibility@ubc.ca.

Only students who are not registered with the Centre for Accessibility need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with our office do not need to include medical documentation with their application if it has already been submitted.

The UBC Inclusive Campus project – Student Actor Position

The UBC Inclusive Campus project—a cutting-edge team of faculty, staff, clinicians and students —has heard students and clinicians with disabilities in the health professions express hurdles to their participation, in particular due to stigma and attitudinal barriers. They are now creating a play based on the stories using an innovative, drama-based approach. They are looking for a student with a disability with acting skills, who is interested in joining the cast.  Research will take place April-June (approximately 20 hours in total) with few performances (1-3) throughout this period. This will be a paid position.

If you are interested please contact yael.mayer@ubc.ca

CDSA Conference Volunteer Opportunity

The Canadian Disability Studies Association conference will take place in Vancouver, June 1-3. They are looking for volunteers to monitor the sessions and registration table. In return you will be able to attend the sessions when you are not on duty. Here is the website of the association.

Website: http://english.cdsa-aceh.ca/

If you are interested in volunteering please email Tal Jarus at tal.jarus@ubc.ca

 

National Young Leaders Program

Registration for the National Young Leaders Program is open online. If you are aged 17 – 30 and living with vision loss of any kind, you are now able to sign-up for the three in-person Summits that will be held across Canada this year.

And if you know someone who meets the criteria and would benefit from the Program, which is focused on career development and mentorship, please pass this invitation along. The three Summits are:

  • Summit 1: Vancouver (April 27 and 28)
  • Summit 2: Halifax (September 14 and 15)
  • Summit 3: Toronto (October 5 and 6)

CLICK HERE to be taken to the registration page, where you can select your Summit and sign-up.

Exciting details for next month’s Vancouver Summit are beginning to take shape: first, it will be held in the incredible Garibaldi room on the 31st floor of the Blue Horizons Hotel, which offers a 270-degree view of downtown Vancouver. You can take a “virtual tour” of the space by clicking the following link (select “Meeting + Banquet Rooms” at the top of the page): https://tours.360immersion.com/bluehorizonhotel/

Second, the Summit will feature the one and only Donovan Tildesley, the Canadian Paralympic swimmer and 2008 flag bearer who lives with blindness as a result of an inherited retinal disease.

More information on the Vancouver Summit will be announced shortly, including additional speakers and workshops. Once you register you will be on our list to receive financial support for travel and accommodations, should you require it. We will be booking blocks of hotel rooms in each city, but you need to sign-up now so that we can finalize numbers.

Register now so that you don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program! And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us atcandrews@ffb.ca or call 1.800.461.3331 ext. 263.

Challenge Life” Weekend Youth Retreat

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Youth Peer Support Program

Join us for a weekend to connect with your fellow peers and challenge life together with confidence and positivity! We will have a variety of interactive sessions, both indoors and outdoors as well as free time.

Who: deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 18 to 30 (1-day option available for ages 15 to 17)

When: Fri March 8th 7pm to Sun March 10th, 2019 1pm (1 day option: Sat March 9th 9am to 6pm; lunch & dinner included)

Where: Timberline Ranch 22351 144 Ave, Maple Ridge BC

Cost (NEW): $35.00 (full retreat); $20.00 (one-day only)

Deadline: February 8th 2019

More details and registration on www.chha-bc.org/youthpsp/challenge-life

Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three – Christa Couture, Kristina Shelden and Sarah Jickling

Event: Wingspan Disability Arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy Presents:

Date: March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day—Three Difference Makers.
Time: Doors Open, 7 pm. Show, 7:30 pm

Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

Tickets from $10*-$30 can be purchased online at the CULCH here: https://thecultch.com/tickets/ or by phoning: 604-251-1363. Link to the tickets for this event: https://goo.gl/oGTkmx

VANCOUVER, BC / Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Join Wingspan Dis/arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy at UBC in celebration of International Women’s Day with three remarkable chanteuses, Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and Headliner, Christa Couture at the CULCH, 1895 Venables, doors 7 pm and show: 7:30 pm.

Buzz:
Breathless and intimate, three remarkable chanteuses, Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and headliner, Christa Couture, singing deftly written songs will caress your senses and blow you an audible kiss on International Women’s Day. Known for their artful and gorgeous lyrics which delve into extraordinary loss, love and lightness, three women experiencing different disabilities carry us up their mountains and through their darkest periods to luminescence and light again. Situated between tenacity and vulnerability, whimsical indie-pop and saucy jazz, earthy folk

BCANDS – Safe and Secure guide book submissions

BCANDS is an Indigenous non-profit, charitable society serving the disability and health needs of Indigenous people and communities across British Columbia. For further information visit: www.bcands.bc.ca

BCANDS is working with in partnership with Plan Institute on this project.  Plan Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities. For further information go to www.planinstitute.ca

Safe and Secure is a guide book of resources, supports, stories and art supporting people with disabilities and their families. The new Indigenous version will be published by BCANDS and will be free to families, individuals, and support workers.

We are inviting contributions of (unpublished) Poems; Songs; Personal Stories; and Artwork from Indigenous individuals or family members who have experience of living with disability.

1 step application process:

Submit by email to ndunne@planinstitute.ca to request for a submission form. Include the following for your application:

  1. Submission form
  2. Images (JPEG) or Documents (MS Word (Preferred), PDF, Rich Text Format (RTF)

Compensation:

We appreciate all contributions, and acknowledge the time and effort put into your submissions. As such, all submissions selected for publication will receive an honorarium.

Any questions?

Email: ndunne@planinstitute.ca or Tel: 604 439 9566 ext.154

 

Deadline for Submissions: March 19th 2018

Wingspan presents – Mind and Music Matters

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $10 – Cash only at the door

Location: Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Roundhouse Mews (Davie @ Pacific)

Join Sarah Jickling and Greg McLeod from My Good Bad Luck Band for an evening whimsical indie-pop songs. Canadian songstress and mental health advocate, this 26 year old uses her performances to create mental health awareness. Her music has been featured on radio stations across the country and in independent films. She has opened up about her experiences with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder on radio, local television, podcasts, blogs and at live speaking events. Her new album, When I Get Better, was released July 14th, 2017. She can be found in hospital waiting rooms and pole dancing studios around Vancouver, BC.

Then, kick back with Vancouver Adapted Music Society artists The Jeff Standfield Band. Singer/guitarist Jeff will be joined by Dave Symington on drums, bassist Graeme Wyman & special guest Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister) on Keyboards.

www.wingspan.educ.ubc.ca

 

NEWORLD THEATRE – KING ARTHUR’S NIGHT

Neworld Theatre brings us theatre at its most transformative. This production is a work of radical upheaval, in which the King Arthur legend is made fresh for our eyes. Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere—they’re all present in this tale of love, honour and war. New to us are the live band, the 20-person choir and, most of all, the radically inclusive cast. The players in this drama, all professional, include people whose life experience includes Down syndrome. They stand on stage defined by their extraordinary perspectives.

UBC Students special pricing: $12.00

Feb 3, 7:30pm – Live description for people with vision loss

Feb 4, 2:00pm – Relaxed performance for people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or anyone who benefits from a more relaxed environment

For more information please visit:

King Arthur’s Night