Transportation Survey – Please fill out

Campus and Community Planning is carrying out a Transportation Survey of all staff, students, and faculty to help guide future transportation planning, and give insights into what efforts need to be made to support more sustainable travel.

Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. The survey is open from October 30 – November 10, 2017.  All completed surveys will be entered to win one of four Mobi by Shaw Go standard annual bike share memberships.

Take the survey https://www.nrgsurveys.ca/SE/53/3944/

Google Lime Scholarship

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2018 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in Summer 2018. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 11:59pm PST!

https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship

W. Ross Macdonald School – Bursary

W. Ross Macdonald School has a bursary for former WRMS students (students must have attended WRMS for at least 2 years) who are enrolled in Post-Secondary education. Students meeting this criteria are invited to apply by sending their:

Full legal name

Current mailing address including postal code

How many years you attended WRMS & dates

Which University/College you are attending

The program you are registered in (attach proof of enrollment)

Indicate if you are studying on a part or full time basis

This information is required by November 30, 2017

emilie.hyde@ontario.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada wants to know about your experience with saving for education

The Innovation Lab at Employment and Social Development Canada is working on a design project seeking to improve the Canada Learning Bond, a federal program that seeks to increase savings for education after high school.  For this project, we are hoping to interview students who are living with a disability, to better understand their perspectives and experience.

The intent of the project is to identify structural, behavioral and situational issues when considering education and saving for education after high-school. The project is recruiting participants for interviews within the low-income bracket (45K or lower annual family income) from the disability community. The information gathered from the interviews will be used for policy and program improvement as well as informing the government of Canada’s services about everyday experiences of citizens who are at the receiving end of benefits and services.

If you are interested and consider participating in an interview, we will be happy to give you more information about the Innovation Lab and the project.  We are accessible by email ( NC-LAB-GD@HRSDC-RHDCC.GC.CA) or  by phone (Teresa Bellefontaine at 819-6543898).

We will have accommodation for accessible interviews. The Lab will be able to do interviews in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto, at a location that is convenient for the participant or over the phone. The interviews will take approximately 1 hour. Transportation costs will be covered and the participants will receive a gift (with a gift certificate) as a token of appreciation for their time.

To learn more about the Canada Learning Bond
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/learning-bond.html

Tanabe Bursary – Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

The Tanabe Bursary is available to any student with cerebral palsy, who is registered in an post secondary school or training institution in British Columbia, and is over the age of 17 years old. Ten recipients will be chosen to receive $1000 each. Applications are currently open and will close on Friday, August 18th.

More information about the bursary can be found at http://bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/education-bursaries

If you have any  questions, please contact – supportworker@bccerebralpalsy.com

“In the Limelight” Video Contest

A hard of hearing computer scientist paved the way for the modern Internet. A dyslexic businessman founded one the largest brokerage firms in the United States. A blind inventor is developing technology to make the world a more accessible place. Whether it’s as a student, intern, mid-level manager, or high- level executive, individuals with disabilities bring a unique perspective and diverse talents to the world, universities and the workplace each and every day.

Though many stories exist just like these, a lack of visibility contributes to societal misconceptions and stigmas about what it means to live and work with a disability. Help us change the narrative!

Lime Connect is launching the first ever #IntheLimelight Video Contest to showcase how university students and professionals are rebranding disability through achievement. Share your story of how you live #IntheLimelight and you can win up to $10,000 cash!


How to Participate: 

In (1) 1–2 minute video, please tell us about your disability, some of the daily challenges you may experience as a student or professional, and how you are rocking it!

We’re awarding a total of $25,000 in cash prizes to the top videos, provided by Lime Connect special advisor, Vint Cerf – Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, “One of the Fathers of the Internet,” and the inspiration behind this contest!

Entries will be accepted from Monday, July 17, 2017–Sunday, August 20, 2017 @11:59 PM EST.

Creativity is encouraged – show us, tell us, enlighten us!

Panel Prizes:

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $2,500
  • Fourth Place: $2,500
  • Viewer’s Choice: $5,000

Requirements:

  • You must be an 18 or older student or professional living in the U.S. or Canada
  • You must identify as a person who happens to have a disability*
  • You must submit an original, unpublished work
  • By participating, you grant Lime Connect full rights to use your submissions in future marketing 
or promotional material (see contest form for additional details)

http://www.limeconnect.com/news_events/default.asp?id=265

 

NEADS Accepting Applications for National Student Awards/Holly Bartlett Memorial Award/AMI Scholarships/Christine Nieder Memorial Award: Deadline April 30th

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program, the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards and the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarships. These awards are offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or professional degree programs at recognized Canadian universities, or in certified diploma programs at Canadian colleges. Two outstanding applicants who meet eligibility criteria will be eligible for the $5,000 Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (one English, one French). Up to six deserving applicants, who meet the criteria of the NEADS Student Awards Program, will be receiving an award in the amount of $3,000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees. One or more eligible and outstanding applicant(s) will receive the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards, in the amount of $1,000.

“We are very proud of the NEADS Awards Program, the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award and the Christine Nieder Memorial Award and our close to 90 recipients over its first 10 years,” said Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, NEADS’ Director of Research and the director of the student awards program. “These programs are the first of their kind in Canada, and were created to recognize overall excellence among students with disabilities in all aspects of post-secondary education. Our winners to date all embody the very best qualities of academic and community involvement. We hope that the program continues to grow, and we look forward to this year’s crop of outstanding applicants.”

Formerly known as the AMI Scholarship, the award has been renamed the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship in honour of the organization’s Accessibility Officer who passed away in December, 2015. Robert Pearson was a long-time employee of AMI and fervent supporter of accessibility in Canada and around the world.

“Renaming the AMI Scholarship in Robert’s memory ensures that his hard work lives on and forever reminds us of his commitment to accessibility and creating a more inclusive society,” explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “The Scholarship program was created to further strengthen the organization’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians; a role that Robert embraced with great passion and enthusiasm. He was an inspiration to all of us.”

Entering its sixth year, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program offers much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. In 2017, AMI will once again collaborate with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program and engage students with disabilities from across the country. Two $5,000 bursaries will be awarded to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French.

“Holly Bartlett was loved by all who knew her”, said Frank Smith, NEADS’ National Coordinator. “It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Holly while she served on our Board of Directors. Holly’s accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. We believe that the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a fitting tribute because it will help other students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. This is the seventh year of the Award in Holly’s memory.” NEADS has given out 11 Holly Bartlett Awards since the inception of this program.

Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai said of the Christine Nieder Memorial Award, in its third year: “Christine was a valued part of NEADS, and the National Graduate Experience Taskforce, as well as an important contributor to our work nationally and in British Columbia, and a good friend. We honour her legacy and her passion for research and volunteerism with this new award.”

NEADS will be announcing the corporate sponsors of the 2017 NEADS Student Awards Programs over the next few weeks!

Apply for all programs through the NEADS website: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities is offering up to four scholarships, valued at $2,000 CAD for a bachelor degree program, tenable for one year.  Applications are by nomination only, and only one nominee from each of Universities Canada’s member institutions will be accepted. The candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and have a minimum academic average of 80%.  Candidates must be diagnosed with a permanent disability which is documented and is the primary disability for which they are applying.

Postmarked applications must be sent to Universities Canada on or before May 15, 2017.

Postmarked supporting documentation must be sent to Universities Canada on or before May 29, 2017.

Please find attached the guidelines and application form.

Additional information is available by contacting us at awards@univcan.ca.

Please post the general notice and forward this e-mail to those who might be interested in this scholarship program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

Apply for CHHA Scholarships, the deadline is March 3rd 2017!

Apply for CHHA Scholarships, the deadline is March 3rd 2017!

Please circulate this email to interested students who might benefit from our scholarships, so that students of University of British Columbia registered with the Access and Diversity can take advantage of this unique program, and provide their input into the proposed Federal Accessibility Legislation.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program was established in 2002, and there are currently three available scholarships offered by CHHA, but the deadline to apply is fast approaching.

Act quickly, because all online applications for 2016-17 must be submitted by March 3rd 2017 at 3pm EST.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.

CHHA offers the following scholarships to students who live with hearing loss:

CHHA/CHHAF Scholarship ($1,000)

This CHHA/CHHAF scholarship offers financial help to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full-time program at a recognized college or university, in any area of study. This scholarship requires the applicant to have a hearing loss and be aware of CHHA and what this association is about.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Scholarship does not focus on any field of study; however, the advocacy level of the applicant is taken into account. The Algar family wishes to continue to support the work of their father who was a strong advocate of for hard of hearing people and people with disabilities.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship requires that the applicant be enrolled in the second or higher year of study in the area of Science and Technology and Trades. In addition, the applicant must also display an interest in supporting activities to improve the lives of those who have hearing loss following the example of Dr. Laszlo’s commitment and work on behalf of the hard of hearing community.

For more information about CHHA’s scholarships, eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit our website: http://www.chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php

Should you have questions about our scholarships or our organization, please contact the CHHA National Office for more information:

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON.   K1V 7P2

Voice: (613) 526-1584   Toll Free: 800-263-8068

Fax: (613) 526-4718    TTY: (613) 526-2692

Email: info@chha.ca

Apply for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship Now!

Applications for the 5th year of the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted.

Students living with mental health conditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field.

Notwithstanding her health issues, Sarah persevered and continued to attend and excel in her educational field of choice. Although she battled with mental illness, she never gave up on education and her dream of one day helping others.

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in.

Students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students’ accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

Eligibility

•       Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years

•       Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load

•       Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

•       Applicants must not have a criminal record, pending charges or current Judicial Orders

Criteria

•       Demonstrated perseverance through mental health struggles

•       Strong commitment to pursuing their academic career

•       Potential to be an outstanding participant in the community

Value

•       $1,000 per scholarship.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the program guidelines. A selection committee will evaluate applications based on the criteria mentioned above. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted.

Recipients will be contacted by July 1.

Apply Online Here

https://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/apply/

About The Gaulin Foundation

The Gaulin Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. As a national charitable organization, the Foundation seeks to encourage and promote the advancement in education of people living with mental illness.

The foundation, initially established by the Gaulin family to recognize Sarah Gaulin’s long-time struggle, works to improve the lives of Canadian students with mental illness by recognising their resilience and perseverance.

Contact

The Gaulin Foundation
2334 De Mexico
Laval, QC, H7M 3C9
Telephone: 514-360-3500
E-mail: info@gaulinfoundation.org

http://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/

– See more at:
http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=440#sthash.fFUpKHQd.dpuf