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

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

Wingspan Dis/ability Arts, Culture, & Public Pedagogy

The Dis/ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy Cluster is composed of and by the Wingspan Collaborative at UBC.

Wingspan is an intellectual ‘studio’ of interdisciplinary scholars in disability studies, arts, culture and public pedagogy across many disciplines who collaborate and establish research excellence on common projects regarding the rights of people with disabilities and who proactively promote the idea that while individual disabilities pose impairments, they should not be seen as deficits but instead as differences that enrich collective human experience and the arts. We identify variously as disabled, non-disabled or as artists who focus on disability aesthetics and linger in the liminal spaces between and among artist/researcher/teacher in the broadest sense of these terms, hence, we are Dis/A/R/Tographers in an unequal global world.

Wingspan is opening with a series of engaging events on October 19-21.

http://wingspan.educ.ubc.ca/studio-live/

Work on Campus Fair

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is hosting a Work on Campus Fair taking place on Wednesday August 9th from 11:00AM-2:00PM, providing students with an opportunity to meet with on-campus employers hiring for Fall 2017. Ten different campus employers will be meeting with students to provide more information about opportunities available, accepting resumes and conducting on-site interviews to hire students for part time employment opportunities starting in September.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday August 9th, 2017
  • Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • Location: Brock Hall Concourse (1874 East Mall, Main Floor in front of CSI&C)
  • What to Bring: Copies of your resume
  • Who Can Come? All UBC students

The list of employers and further information about this event can be found on the Events Calendar with registration details on CareersOnline. Any questions can be directed to Hammond Yau at csic.support@ubc.ca.

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

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/

Disabled Students Social – Wednesday Nov 16

This is an event for disabled students and their allies to socialize and get involved in their community. There will be opportunities to share experiences, eat food, win prizes and make friends.

Sushi!
Raffle!
Activism!

We will do our best to accomodate all accessibility concerns. For more information on the Nest’s accessibility in general please check out: http://www.ams.ubc.ca/nest/

Additionally, we kindly ask that people make every effort to go fragrance-free while attending this workshop in order to make it accessible to folks with chemical sensitivities. This means wearing no perfume, strong smelling lotions or deodorants.

We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the ancestral, traditional, unceded and occupied Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory on which UBC is situated was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm to Canada or British Columbia through a treaty or other means; it is sovereign and unsurendered.