Download Your Accommodation Letter Online!

You can now download your accommodation letter online.

Visit our website and login to our online portal at: www.students.ubc.ca/accessibility

You can click on the link below for instructions on how to access your letter.

*Note that the system will not automatically send your letter to your course instructor. Ensure you provide them with a copy.

How to get your accommodation letter

It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning would like to invite you to an initiative called: It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote. During our kick-start event, participants will brainstorm ideas of what we can do to make the federal election more accessible in Vancouver, plan a one month ‘voting accessibility’ project to carry out with others, and hear from community specialists on some of the barriers people with disabilities face to civic engagement. This initiative is taking place in collaboration with Community Living BC, Disability Alliance of BC, Developmental Disabilities Association, and the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship.

 

Please RSVP here and invite your network!

Free food provided.

 

Event Details: It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote

When: September 17, 2019

Time: 5:45pm-7:45pm (doors open at 5:30).

Where: Multipurpose Room 4, Creekside Community Centre, at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, V5Y 0B1

RSVP required

 

We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

www.ccel.ubc.ca

Accessible Voting Poster

UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is September 15th. Note: this is a change from the past when the deadline was Oct. 15th. 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 CfA need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with our office do not need to include medical documentation with their application.

Impact Lab – Technological Advancements: The New Social Justice

Impact Lab is a semi-annual 1-day conference featuring workshops presented by a diverse group of UBC student leaders representing 34 globally minded clubs and organizations on campus. Do you have a cause or a purpose that you’re passionate about? Curious to explore how your social justice mission can be strengthened by using technology? ‘Technological Advancements: The New Social Justice’ is all about how we can use various forms of technology to assist in spreading and supporting your cause in order to create meaningful change.

Featured Keynote: Dr. Ray Hsu, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Free coffee, snacks AND lunch included!

The event will be held at the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre which is located on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547827531910375/

Register here:

https://survey.ubc.ca/surveys/gl/impact-lab-fall-2016-rsvp/

 

Sense and Debility: How disability figures in progressive social policy with Dr. Catherine Frazee (by video)

Monday, November 28th, 2016
5:30 pm, followed by a reception

Venue: Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver
The Liu Institute is located in the northwest corner of campus, across the street from the Museum of Anthropology. Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parkade on NW Marine Dr. (1 block east) and the Fraser River Parkade on Memorial Rd. (1 block south).

All welcome. Please RSVP to this free event on EventBrite.

Catherine Frazee OC, D.Litt., LLD. (Hon.), is Professor Emerita in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and was Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1992. Dr. Frazee has lectured and published extensively on human rights, precarious citizenship, and the activist resistance of disabled people

Sponsored by:

UBC’s School of Social Work, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, The Liu Institute for Global Issues, the United Nations Association in Canada, The World Federalist Movement – Canada

For further information, please contact lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca or 604-822-1672.

 

UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is October 15th . Students can apply for the awards on-line (http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards/disabilities). The on-line process is designed to be accessible. However, if any students encounter accessibility issues with the online form, please contact A&D at access.diversity@ubc.ca.

Only students who are not registered with A&D need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with A&D do not need to include medical documentation with their application.

Welcome to the Parasport Games! – Oct 13 2016

Experience traditional sports from a new perspective. Try out boccia ball, wheelchair basketball and more. This tournament will redefine the way you think about sports and the athletes that play them.

Format: Teams of 4-6 players compete in different Parasport activities.

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 5pm

Please visit: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/parasport-games/

 

 

 

Lime Connect – Career Development Opportunity

Lime Connect, a career development program for students/alumni with disabilities, is holding an October 20th Recruitment Reception in Vancouver.

Their partners such as BMO, IBM, TD, Bell and CIBC will be in attendance to meet current students, new/recent grads and experienced professionals. Career opportunities in technology, consulting, media, project management, business analytics, finance, human resources, sales, commercial banking and others will be discussed. There are a number of internship and full-time opportunities in the Toronto area for those willing to relocate.  This event is by invitation only.

The deadline for the application to attend the event is Sunday, October 2nd.  Visit www.limeconnect.com to learn more! Or go directly to http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/candidates-in-canada

 

National Youth Forum in Ottawa in November

This fall, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability. The event is part of the Government of Canada’s consultation process to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.

This is your opportunity to:

–  join other youth from across the country and share your ideas on how to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Canada;

–  showcase what you have done to remove barriers for people with disabilities; and

–  inspire other youth to demonstrate their leadership in promoting the participation of all Canadians in society, including those with disabilities.

The forum will take place on November (tbc), 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. The date and location of the Forum will be confirmed with participants who are selected. Travel and accommodation expenses for selected participants will be paid, according to Treasury Board of Canada guidelines. Seats are limited, so see if you meet the participant selection criteria below, and send us your application by September 15, 2016.

In order to ensure a broad representation of perspectives, the selection process will take into consideration regional, linguistic, gender and other demographic factors. We also encourage you to participate in the consultation in other ways­either by attending one of the in-person public sessions or through the online consultation website.

Criteria for participation:

– You must be between 15 and 30 years old at the time of the forum.

– You must be a resident of Canada.

– You must have a disability or have life experience, academic experience or work experience related to disability and accessibility.

– You must be able to demonstrate how you have shown leadership or involvement in an area related to disability and accessibility, in your community, your region, or nationally.

Submitting an application: The deadline for the submission of all applications is September 15, 2016. Only complete applications submitted by this date will be considered. Please fill in the application form and send the completed form, along with accompanying documents, (or the URL to your public or private video submission describing your experience) to accessible-canada@hrsdc.gc.ca or by fax to 819-994-4797.

You can also complete the online application form below. If you are selected to participate in this forum, we will contact you by September 30, 2016 with follow-up instructions, including more detailed questions to determine your participation needs.

Download a National Youth Forum Application Form accessible PDF.

Complete the application form online:

https://hrsdc-rhdcc.sondages-surveys.ca/s/forum_national_text/?l=en

If you would like to receive information in another format, including large print, braille, e-text, or Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY), please contact the Office for Disability Issues.

For all information:

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/consultations/disability/legislation/index.page?&_ga=1.235746504.891366934.1392394939

– See more at:

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=397#sthash.SgvXsVfp.dpuf

Are you a BC resident living with mental illness and pursuing post-secondary education?

Apply online for a bursary or scholarship by June 30, 2015.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division administers several bursaries and scholarships to encourage and enable people with mental illness to pursue post-secondary education:
• Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary ($700) for individuals in BC currently enrolled or thinking of applying to post-secondary education or job training
• Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion ($1,000 or $2,000) for BC
university or college students pursuing a career related to mental health
• LGM Continuous Learning Bursary ($800) for individuals in BC who will enroll at the fully
accredited Athabasca University via distance learning

Visit www.cmha.bc.ca/bursary to learn more and apply.