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.

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/

 

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) seeks applications for its Board of Directors – due November 21, 2016

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for the next two year term of its board of directors, January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or recent graduates with disabilities who have graduated within the last five years.

The NEADS Board of Directors is composed of eleven seats; there are ten provincial Directors (British Columbia Director, Alberta Director, Saskatchewan Director, Manitoba Director, Ontario Director, Quebec Director, Nova Scotia Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Director, Prince Edward Island Director, New Brunswick Director), one territorial Director. Candidates for the positions of provincial/territorial Directors must be students or recent graduates with disabilities, residing in and/or attending a post-secondary institution in the geographic location they seek to represent.

NEADS Board members will be expected to attend a minimum of twelve (12) monthly Board teleconferences, as well as one to two in-person Board meetings per year, funding permitting.

Board members are also expected to participate in and chair NEADS standing and project committees, and take part in Committee teleconferences.

Provincial/territorial Board members also represent their Province/Territory on the Board, serve to bring the work of NEADS to their jurisdiction, as well as to bring local issues to the national table. Board members may participate in local, regional and provincial committees and activities, within the framework provided by NEADS mandate and mission.

No prior participation in the disability or student movements is required to join the NEADS Board. Members who have strong skill sets in governance, fundraising, finance, social media and membership/partnership outreach are especially welcome. Any interested and enthusiastic NEADS member with relevant skill sets and a strong work ethic is encouraged to seek election. If you would like to become a member of the NEADS Board, please complete and sign the Nomination Form as specified online and submit it by NO LATER THAN November 21, 2016.

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/events/conference2012/nomination.php

If you have any questions, please contact: Frank Smith, National Coordinator: frank.smith@neads.ca

Time Commitment:

Board members will be expected to attend a minimum of 12 teleconferences per year, each lasting up to 2 hours, as well as 1-2 in-person Board retreats per year, dependent upon funding, that typically run Friday-Sunday. Board members are also expected to serve on at least one committee, and attend regular committee meetings by teleconference as required. Correspondence of the Board is primarily by email and telephone; members are also expected to keep up-to-date with and respond to, as necessary, all correspondence.

Note: Prospective Board members may come from a variety of backgrounds: for example community service, student leadership, provincial and regional committees, etc.; or may come from none of these backgrounds. Although specific skill sets are not required, prior experience in Board governance will be a strong asset. Interest in, and experience with, establishing regional and national projects, programs; grant funding and financial management would also be an asset. A strong commitment to participate and engage with the volume of Board business is a must. All interested members are encouraged to apply; you must have a willingness to learn and apply that learning while on the Board. NEADS Board of Directors application form:

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS APPLICATION (email it in a Word attachment to frank.smith@neads.ca)

Section A:

Candidate Information (Note that your contact information will NOT be disclosed to the NEADS membership in the Candidate Information presented for the elections)

Name:

Primary Mailing Address:

City: Province: Postal Code:

Telephone: ( ) Email: Name of your School: Year of Graduation: _____________________________________

Degree Type:

o Arts & Science Bachelor’s Degree o Master’s Degree

o Doctorate Degree

o Professional Degree (e.g., medicine,

engineering, law, social work, pharmacy, nursing, etc.) o Certificate

o Diploma

Section B:

Referees – Two referees are required, who can speak to your skill sets, previous volunteer record and achievements.

Referee #1

Name: Primary Mailing Address: City: Province: Postal Code:

Referee #2 Name: Primary Mailing Address: City: Province: Postal Code:

Section C:

Previous Volunteer/Leadership Experience and Personal Statements

Please tell us about your previous volunteer, extra-curricular and leadership experiences, and how they have prepared you for serving on the NEADS Board? (250 words or less) Based on what you know of NEADS, why do you want to join the Board of Directors? (250 words or less) How do you plan to further NEADS’ mandate and mission (as outlined in the organizational value proposition statements) in your province, region or school? (250 words or less) What specific area of the Association’s work do you believe that you can most influence? Why?

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=403

L’Association nationale des étudiant(e)s handicapé(e)s au niveau postsecondaire (NEADS) lance un appel de candidatures pour son Conseil d’administration, qui prendra fin le 21 novembre 2016

Toutes les personnes qui aimeraient occuper un poste au sein du Conseil doivent être des membres réguliers en règle, c’est-à-dire des étudiants ayant une déficience qui sont inscrits dans un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire au Canada ou des diplômés handicapés récents qui ont obtenu leur grade au cours des cinq dernières années.

Le Conseil d’administration de NEADS est composé de 11 membres, soit 10 administrateurs provinciaux (un de la Colombie-Britannique, un de l’Alberta, un de la Saskatchewan, un du Manitoba, un de l’Ontario, un du Québec, un de la Nouvelle-Écosse, un de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, un de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard et un du

Nouveau-Brunswick) et un des territoires. Les candidats doivent être des étudiants ou des diplômés récents handicapés qui habitent dans la région géographique qu’ils veulent représenter ou qui fréquentent un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire dans cette région.

On s’attend à ce que les membres du Conseil d’administration de NEADS assistent à au moins douze (12) téléconférences mensuelles du Conseil ainsi qu’à une ou deux réunions en personne du Conseil par année. Les membres du Conseil doivent aussi faire partie de comités permanents et de projets de NEADS et en présider, et participer aux téléconférences de comités. Les administrateurs du Conseil représentent leur province ou les territoires au sein du Conseil et ont pour fonction de faire connaître le travail de NEADS dans leurs régions respectives et d’informer le Conseil national de l’association des problèmes locaux. Les membres du Conseil sont libres de participer aux activités et comités locaux, régionaux et provinciaux, dans le cadre établi par le mandat et la mission de NEADS. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir participé à des mouvements de personnes handicapées ou d’étudiants pour siéger au Conseil de NEADS. Nous réservons un accueil tout spécial aux candidats qui ont de grandes habiletés en gouvernance, en collecte de fonds, en financement, en médias sociaux et en communication avec les membres et les partenaires. Nous invitons tous les membres de NEADS qui manifestent de l’enthousiasme et de l’intérêt pour le travail de NEADS et qui ont des compétences pertinentes et une solide éthique de travail à présenter leur candidature.

Pour devenir membre du Conseil d’administration de NEADS, veuillez remplir et signer le formulaire de mise en candidature en suivant les instructions en ligne et le soumettre AU PLUS TARD le 21 novembre à http://www.neads.ca/fr/about/events/conference2012/nomination.php?id=

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec Frank Smith, coordonnateur de NEADS, à frank.smith@neads.ca Investissement de temps : On s’attend à ce que les membres du Conseil assistent à au moins 12 téléconférences par année, pouvant durer jusqu’à deux heures chacune, ainsi qu’à une ou deux retraites en personne du Conseil par année, si des fonds sont disponibles à cette fin, qui se déroulent habituellement du vendredi au dimanche. On s’attend aussi à ce que les membres du Conseil fassent partie d’au moins un comité et qu’ils assistent aux réunions régulières du ou des comités, au besoin, par téléconférence. Le Conseil communique principalement par courriel et téléphone, et on s’attend aussi à ce que les membres se tiennent au courant de la correspondance du Conseil et y répondent lorsque cela est nécessaire. Note : Les membres potentiels du Conseil peuvent avoir de l’expérience dans divers domaines, comme le service communautaire, le leadership étudiant, les comités régionaux ou provinciaux, etc., ou n’avoir de l’expérience dans aucun de ces domaines. Bien qu’un ensemble particulier de compétences ne soit pas exigé, une expérience antérieure en gouvernance au sein d’un conseil d’administration est un atout majeur. Un intérêt pour l’établissement de projets ou de programmes régionaux ou nationaux, le financement sous forme de subventions et la gestion financière, et de l’expérience dans ces domaines seraient aussi un atout. Un engagement solide à l’égard de la participation à toutes les activités du Conseil est essentiel. Nous encourageons tous les membres que ce travail intéresse à présenter leur candidature. Vous devez être disposés à apprendre et à mettre ce que vous aurez appris en application pendant que vous ferez partie du Conseil.

Formulaire de mise en candidature – Conseil d’administration de NEADS

VEUILLEZ RÉPONDRE À TOUTES LES QUESTIONS DANS CE FORMULAIRE (envoyez-le par courriel sous forme de pièce jointe en Word à frank.smith@neads.ca)

Section A : Renseignements sur le candidat (Veuillez noter que vos coordonnées ne seront PAS divulguées aux membres de NEADS dans le court texte de présentation des candidats aux élections.)

Nom : Adresse postale principale : Ville :

Province : Code postal : Téléphone : ( ) Courriel :

Nom de votre établissement d’enseignement :

Année d’obtention de votre grade ou diplôme :

_____________________________________

Type de grade : Baccalauréat en arts ou en sciences Maîtrise Doctorat Diplôme professionnel (p. ex., en médecine, en génie, en droit, en travail social, en pharmacie, en sciences infirmières, etc.) Certificat Diplôme

Section B : Présentateurs – Nous devons obtenir les coordonnées de deux personnes qui peuvent nous renseigner sur vos compétences, vos antécédents en tant que bénévole et vos réalisations.

Présentateur no 1 Nom : Principale adresse postale : Ville : Province : Code postal :

Présentateur no 2 Nom : Principale adresse postale : Ville : Province : Code postal :

Section C : Expérience antérieure en bénévolat ou en leadership, et déclarations personnelles

Veuillez nous parler de votre expérience antérieure dans les domaines du bénévolat, des activités parascolaires et du leadership, et de la façon dont elle vous a préparé à servir au sein du Conseil d’administration de NEADS. (250 mots ou moins)

En vous fondant sur ce que vous savez de NEADS, dites-nous pourquoi vous voulez faire partie de son Conseil d’administration. (250 mots ou moins)

Comment avez-vous l’intention de contribuer à la réalisation du mandat et de la mission de NEADS (tels que décrits dans ses énoncés sur sa proposition de valeur) dans votre province, région or établissement d’enseignement? (250 mots ou moins) Sur quel domaine particulier du travail de l’Association croyez-vous pouvoir influer le plus? Pourquoi?

Frank Smith, National Coordinator

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201 www.neads.ca <http://www.canadahelps.org/dn/344>

“Supporting access to post-secondary education and employment for students with disabilities”

Check it Out: Career Development Opportunity

Students with disabilities are encouraged to attend a one-to-one career advising appointment with Karen Kelsey from Lime Connect on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.  Lime Connect is an organization that provides a network and a myriad of resources for students with any disability who wish to explore their career development, learn about scholarships co-ops/internships, and discover potential full time opportunities with Lime Connect’s industry and corporate partners.  They offer professional development webinars and discuss ‘whether, when and how” to share information about your disability to a prospective employer.

To book a 30-minute appointment slot students should go to the workshop tab in Careers Online (https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/index.php/pid215633?) and sign up under Career Advising for Students with Disabilities.  The sessions will be held in CSI&C in Room 1003.

The session is being sponsored by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers with Access and Diversity.

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.

Contacts:

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

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

NEADS Breaking It Down employment event

Breaking it Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People With Disabilities in the Workplace (Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 12, 2016)

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) invites post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities, career educators and representatives from federally regulated private sector employers to a one day innovative and interactive workshop “Breaking it Down (BID):

Dialogues on removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace”, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, March 12th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street. This event is presented by the Centre for Students With Disabilities and Career Services, Simon Fraser University.

Register online now:

<https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=15BC>https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=15BC

The BID workshop is part of “Breaking Through

Barriers”: An Employment Project To Support Persons With Disabilities, a national two–and-a-half year project funded by Labour Canada through its Workplace Opportunities:

Removing Barriers to Equity program. The initiative is aimed at connecting recent graduates with disabilities and employers in the federally regulated sector, through in-person workshops and a unique web portal designed to create on-going relationships and resource sharing between disabled graduates and employers.

During this event, students and employers will have the opportunity to hear from both lived experience and employer experts on topics such

as: Personal Branding and Social Media; Disclosure and Accommodation In The Workplace; Job Interviews; Soft Skills: Challenges in the Workplace; Professional Development; Barriers and Focused Career Transitions; Moving On From Entry Level. Unlike most employment workshops that rely on a one-way flow of knowledge from employer to potential employee, student and employer participants will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions about the issues aimed at creating a knowledge exchange process between employers and potential employees.

Come join NEADS and representatives of our valued project partners (see below), for an employment workshop that will bring job seekers and job makers together, who will learn from each other by……….Breaking it Down. This event is free to post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities (within less than 5 years after graduation). The registration fee is $50 for professionals. You must complete all fields in the registration form. A full list of speakers will be announced soon!

Introductory Remarks:

Jewelles Smith, Vice-Chair/British Columbia Director, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Keynote:

Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Ph.D, Team Leader and Head, Variant interpretation Group, Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital, The Ontario Cancer Institute

Master of Ceremonies:

Jeremiah Bach, Event Producer, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Other Speakers Include:

Sana Khan, Employment and Outreach Specialist, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW): Branding and Social Media

Jewelles Smith, Vice-Chair/British Columbia Director, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS): Disclosure and Accommodation in the Workplace

For further information contact: Jeremiah Bach, Event Producer, NEADS:

<mailto:jeremiah.bach@neads.ca>jeremiah.bach@neads.ca or our national office

VocalEye – Live Audio Description

VocalEye started over seven years ago, kicking off with a production of “The Miracle Worker” at the Vancouver Playhouse.   It was the first Live Audio Description program in the country.  Which means people with low vision or blindness can listen to a description of a play or performance, in between dialogue, as it unfolds live on stage.

VocalEye regularly partners with The Arts Club Stanley, The Arts Club Granville Island, The Gateway, PuSh Festival and The Surrey Arts Centre.

People who are blind or have low vision can become a member of VocalEye for free.  You can contact

info@vocaleye.ca  to sign-up.  Included in a membership is the possibility of a ‘touch tour’ during select performances.

For more information, visit http://www.vocaleye.ca/

Student or Grad with a Disability? Don’t Miss the Career Opportunities that are Available Now!

Lime Connect’s corporate partners are searching for talented individuals for outstanding internship, co-op, part-time and full-time positions.

Join us at the Lime Connect, Vancouver January 28th Corporate Recruitment Reception!

Application deadline is Sunday, January 17th!

BMO Financial Group, IBM Canada, and TD Bank Group are seeking to connect for a number of outstanding opportunities. There are great roles for new and upcoming grads, current students and experienced professionals.  

Event Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 (by invitation only)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
(registration starts at 5:30)
Format: Partner remarks followed by networking reception
Dress: Business
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Opportunities: Roles include a wide variety of positions ranging from commercial banking, financial planning and financial analyst to client services, sales, technology solutions, software development, IT analyst and more. A number of positions, including co-op, are located in Toronto for those willing to relocate.

Space is limited, apply today!

To apply, log into your Lime Network account, view the job descriptions and follow the link to our online application system to indicate your interests. And, while you’re there, be sure to update your Lime Network profile so we have your most current information.  If you have received this notice from a friend or colleague and are a student or graduate with a disability and not a member of The Lime Network, we welcome your registration.

 

National Team – Sitting Volleyball: Learn, Play, Watch

The Canadian National Women’s and Men’s Sitting Volleyball Teams will be holding two training weekends here in the lower mainland in March and April, and hosting a number of community programs as well. All information is available on our website http://www.volleyballbc.org/sittingvolleyball and in the attached event guide. Here are some highlights:

March 27-29 @ Guildford Recreation Centre

  • National team training sessions open for public viewing
  • Learn to Play session for the general public
  • Coaching clinic

April 3-5 @ Richmond Olympic Oval

  • National team training sessions open for public viewing
  • Learn to Play session for Gr. 6 & 7 youth
  • Exhibition match with UBC Men’s varsity team
  • Learn to Play session for people with physical impairments
    • National team coaches will be in attendance for those interested in high performance.

The two weekends are presented by Volleyball BC, Volleyball Canada, the City of Surrey, and the Richmond Olympic Oval.