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

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

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.

“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

 

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/

UBC and Access & Diversity Student wins NEADS AMI Scholarship!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Scholarships

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) previously announced the winners of its 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program on November 3rd, 2016. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded annually to students with a disability, one in English and one in French.

NEADS manages the AMI Scholarships in a partnership with AMI.

The winners of the 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, British Columbia and Valérie Poisson from Montreal, Quebec. Sean is in year one of a Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia while Valérie is pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the University of Ottawa.

“Congratulations to the 2016 NEADS Awards winners and the recipients of the AMI Scholarship,” said Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Director of the Student Awards Program. “We received nearly 300 applications for the 2016 competition. Choosing the winners was an extremely difficult process.

The achievements and perseverance of all candidates were just incredible. The dedication and success of this year’s winners truly embodies the spirit of all NEADS Student Awards programs and the AMI Scholarship. We wish all winners the very best in their programs and careers and look forward to watching their future success. The Awards Programs wouldn’’t be possible without the generous support of our donors, and we are grateful to our corporate and private supporters.””

“I applaud the winners of the 2016 awards. I am very excited that our association can help support these very deserving students in their education careers,” said Emily Duffett, Chair of NEADS. “These scholarship programs are truly great initiatives that see many deserving applicants each year and these programs continue to grow. Thank you to our generous supporters for making it happen.”

 

About the NEADS Student Awards:

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities.

Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award.

The award is offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are 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.

 

About the NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award:

The Holly Bartlett Memorial Award was established by the NEADS board of directors after the passing of Holly in 2010. Holly Bartlett served on the NEADS Board of Directors as the association’s Nova Scotia Director for a number of years.

Holly’s accomplishments, in a life that was way too short, were phenomenal. The Holly Bartlett Memorial Award is a tribute to Holly. The scholarship assists students with disabilities realize success in post-secondary education. This is the sixth year for the Award in Holly’s memory.

 

About the Christine Nieder Memorial Award:

The Christine Nieder Memorial Award was established in 2015 to commemorate the life and contributions of Ms. Christine Nieder, NEADS Board member, who passed away in July 2014. The award will be offered to a graduate student with a disability in the amount of $1,000 in recognition of Christine’s passionate work to address barriers faced to participation in graduate programs of study.

 

About the AMI Scholarship Program:

Information and eligibility requirements for the

2017 AMI Scholarship program will be posted on the AMI websites later this month. Visit <http://www.ami.ca/scholarship>www.AMI.ca/scholarship

and <http://www.amitele.ca/bourses>www.AMItele.ca/bourses for complete details.

 

About Accessible Media (AMI) Inc.

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca. For more information, please contact:

Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager

800-567-6755 ext. 0971,

<mailto:janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca>janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca

Look for an announcement of intake of

applications for all NEADS Awards Programs and the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship early in 2017 on the NEADS website: <http://www.neads.ca/>www.neads.ca