What is the Health and Wellness Initiative?
This is an early-stage initiative that the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is working on with the final goal of improving how H&W services are provided for Persons with Disabilities. RHF needs volunteers (potential beneficiaries) who can share their experiences after being discharged from their hospital/clinic. We want to understand what challenges they have undergone while navigating through the medical system and rehabilitation journey and develop potential solutions.
Can I volunteer for the H&W initiative?
If you consider yourself to have any physical disability and are willing to share your experience as a patient in a 10-minute call or survey*, we would love to have you as a volunteer!
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in contributing to the H&W initiative, send an email with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is September 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 Centre for Accessibility need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with our office do not need to include medical documentation with their application if it has already been submitted.
A student registered with the Centre of Accessibility is interested in reforming an AMS resource group called the Disabilities United Club (DUB). The group was originally known as the Neurological Pathfinders Club, which was founded by Adrian Cheng in 2012. The student is looking to form a leadership team to start up the group again. If this role is of interest to you, or if you have any questions, please contact the student.
You can reach them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Job seekers with disabilities
The application deadline for the (2022/2023) Work-Able Graduate Internship Program has been extended from May 2nd, 2022 to Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 11:00pm.
Work-Able is a twelve-month BC Public Service paid internship program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities. This unique program provides learning, coaching, and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.
There are 4 job postings organized by location:
- REQ 84742 for Vancouver Island
- REQ 85794 for Lower Mainland
- REQ 85800 for Telework anywhere in BC
- REQ 85797 Multiple Locations in BC
Please note: These positions are now scheduled to close on Monday, May 16th 2022 at 11:00pm.
Who is eligible to apply for Work-Able?
- Recent post-secondary graduates between the dates of April 1, 2019 and August 30, 2022 with a 2-year Diploma, an Associate Degree, Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
- Individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability
- Residents of British Columbia
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
Please contact Daamini.Bhushan@gov.bc.ca
Application Deadline: March 24, 2022 (open to students from around the world)
Workshop (in-person and virtual): June 15-18
For more information or to apply: https://launchpad.phas.ubc.ca/
Did you know that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s?
A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education.
The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.
Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 15 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2022. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.
Application deadline is June 1, 2022. For more information, or to access the online application, please visit www.ibdscholarship.ca.
Are you a post-secondary student (19+) currently living with a chronic physical illness diagnosed in childhood/adolescence?
Consider participating in this research study examining the stories of post-secondary students living with chronic physical illness while managing academic life.
-In-person orientation – 30 mins
-Two weeks to take photographs
-In-person conversation – Between 1 and 2 hours
-Potential follow-up interview
Interested in participating or have any questions? Please contact Briar at 778-885-3775 or email@example.com
Overview: UBC’s Campus + Community Planning (C+CP) is preparing to undertake a comprehensive campus-wide land use planning process called Campus Vision 2050. As part of the pre-planning for this process, they are convening a focus group of students at the end of September. The aim is to bring together a broad representation of up to 30 students in a facilitated discussion to identify some of the key opportunities and needs that the planning process should address. They are also interested to learn how students would like to engage throughout this process. Other focus groups will also be held with staff, faculty, residents, and alumni.
Background: This 2.5 year planning process will launch in early 2022. It is an important opportunity to plan for the evolving needs and aspirations of the university and its community, including how the campus can accommodate future academic needs, UBC’s deepening relationship with Musqueam, housing affordability, connectivity, community well-being, and climate change.
Details: Tuesday September 21 from 4:30-6:30PM at the AMS Nest, with an optional additional hour from 6:30-7:30PM to talk about the engagement process. Food and refreshments will be provided. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Madeleine Zammar.
Contact: Madeleine Zammar, C+CP Manager of Engagement – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Disability Foundation is hiring a Youth Leadership Initiative Coordinator. This part-time position is a one-year internship. The successful candidate will be joining the Youth Leadership Initiative team to lead a national initiative that helps break down the employment barriers young people with disabilities experience when transitioning from studies to the workplace. (Learn more about the YLI project at disabilityfoundation.org/yli)
This position is a remote work opportunity, so all applicants across Canada are welcome. Please note that funding for the Youth Leadership Initiative Coordinator is intended to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to gain skills and leadership development through a paid internship.
Applicants will apply for the position by sending a resume with cover letter to David Fong, Interim Executive Director at email@example.com no later than September 15, 2021.
For the full job description, please visit: www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2680394037/?refId=fgeZgtX1SEueyIIJfF%2FmUw
The Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia (AMS of UBC) is currently working with SEEDS UBC to commission research into our advocacy around equity-based grants. These grants would be designed to support low-to-middle income marginalized students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.
In order for the AMS of UBC to continue its efforts in advocating for the establishment of these grants on a provincial level, data with regards to the barriers of post-secondary education that students with disabilities experience is essential. The survey, which is being conducted by several extraordinary student researchers apart of PSYC 421, will provide us with data-driven insights into this important topic of advocacy.
Estimated Completion Time: 5-10 minutes
UBC Qualtrics Link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebKxGhQxjt9AcjI
Hayley Roth – Student Researcher
Saad Shoaib – Associate VP, External Affairs