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:


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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:


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:


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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.


Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

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.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit, via the online application process:

1. Resume Profile
2. Personal Essay – In 750 words or less (no less than 500) write a personal essay that responds to the following questions:

  • Describe how your personal values/ guiding principles align with 2 to 3 of the BC Public Service Values and provide an example of how you demonstrated this in one aspect in your life (e.g. school, work, volunteering);
  • Describe how your strengths (specific experience, knowledge, skills and abilities) will enable you to be successful over the course of the twelve month Internship; and
  • Describe what you think will be a challenge for you over the course of the twelve month Internship.

Your written essay will be used to assess the following:

  • Organizational cultural alignment (alignment or fit with organizational culture);
  • Self-awareness (relevant knowledge, skills/abilities and integration of strengths into Internship); and
  • Written communication skills (grammar, spelling, length, tone, clear/ easy to understand language).

Please note:

– Applications that do not include a resume and a personal essay will not be considered.
– Candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to provide an academic reference.
– Successful candidates:

  • May be asked for supporting documentation regarding their disability to assist in providing accommodation supports;
  • Will be required to submit documentation that verifies post-secondary graduation requirements for an under-graduate or a graduate degree have been met and are between the dates of April 1, 2013 and September 5, 2016; and
  • May be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC).

Steps to Apply: 

  1. Create a profile by clicking on “Create Profile” at the top of this page.
  2. To update an existing profile, click on “Career Centre Login” at the top of this page.
  3. Review your profile before hitting “submit” to ensure all your information is there.
  4. After submitting your profile, you will be taken to the Cover Letter page where you can add your personal essay (the personal essay is your Cover Letter).
  5. As the final part of your application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. IMPORTANT: You will not be able to go back at a later time to complete the questionnaire so please allot up to twenty minutes to fill it out after clicking the submit button below.
  6. Please ensure you have completed all three stages of this application – resume profile, personal essay and questionnaire.
  7. Once you have clicked on the submit button and completed the questionnaire, you will receive an email confirmation of receipt. Please save this email confirmation.

For full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job profiles.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Nancy Valley at Nancy.Valley@gov.bc.ca.

Breaking Silences Stigma

Please join us at Green College Coach House to launch a dialogue addressing accessibility challenges in our community. We will be discussing disability rights and activism, common challenges, and tips for being an ally to people with disabilities.

Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how many people to bring snacks for! Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs.


J.allard.green@gmail.com or beckylgold@gmail.com

Directions to Green College can be found at www.greencollege.ubc.ca