Student voices are vital to the work of equity, inclusion, and social justice. That is why the Equity & Inclusion Office, powered by Student Volunteers and Student Staff, is currently seeking applicants to apply to join the Equity Student Advisory Council (ESAC). We are looking for students who have a bold vision and innovative ideas to make UBC a more just, welcoming, and inclusive campus.
We are very excited about this opportunity. We are sharing it with you because you are connected to an amazing group of students who may be interested in joining the ESAC. For context about this initiative, the ESAC provides a forum for student leaders to share their voices and collaboratively inform Equity & Inclusion Office policies, decisions, and practices. This is an exciting professional development opportunity to learn about policy making at UBC and to shape decisions that impact students. We encourage you to share it with your peers and anybody you think would be interested in this position.
The deadline to apply to join the ESAC for this year is November 19, 2020. You can find the position description and application here at https://equity.ubc.ca/get-involved/equity-student-advisory-council/
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org and Rachel Lee at email@example.com. Thank you so much for considering this opportunity and for sharing with members of your network!
Rachel Lee (She/Her/Hers)
Student Programs and Research Assistant
Marcus Reid (they/them/theirs)
Student Programs Assistant
UBC Equity & Inclusion Office
2306 – Brock Hall
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To encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree.
Up to four (4) scholarships at the bachelor level, distributed as follows: one in the category of Physical Disability, one in the category of Sensory Disability, two in any of the following categories: Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Mental Health Disability and Learning Disability.
These scholarships are valued at $2,000 CAD, for one academic year.
Submit an online application by visiting https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca
• Feeling overwhelmed, under-prepared, or disorganized?
• Struggling to keep up with all that’s on your plate?
• Are you working hard but just not seeing results in your grades?
• Do these difficulties affect your well-being or your social life?
If the answer is “YES,” the first thing to know is you are not alone!
Manypeople struggle with these same things. There is also help available!
The Psychoeducational Research Training Centre (PRTC) at the
University of British Columbia (UBC) is currently seeking UBC students
who wish to participate in a FREE executive functioning course that
includes individual, supportive coaching. These services would take
place during the Winter 2 term, starting in mid-January.
If you are interested, you would work with a coach one-on-one on a
course tailored to meet your needs. You would also meet regularly with a
group of students who have similar struggles. You would be asked to
commit to attend the course for 10 weeks. If you are interested in this
course, please click the following link to register:
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Rachel Weber
Phone: 604-822-6382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to participate in a survey that looks into mobility challenges in Canada please click on the link below.
The final exam portal is open. Please ensure you book your term 1 final exams by Nov 26, 2019.
Late requests made after Nov 26 will NOT be accepted.
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
We look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Accessible Voting Poster
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-1672.
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 email@example.com.
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.