Advocacy Survey – Participants Needed

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

Research Contact: 

Hayley Roth – Student Researcher

h.canfield@hotmail.com

AMS Contact:

Saad Shoaib – Associate VP, External Affairs

avpexternal@ams.ubc.ca

Thank you!

Participation Request – Learn about our Peer Physical Activity Counseling program!

What is it?
This research study explores how a Peer Physical Activity Counseling Program, accessed via a smartphone, might influence a wheelchair user’s level of activity.

The Details
For this study, participants will be randomly assigned to an intervention group or control group. Those in the intervention group will be assigned a peer trainer who will support and encourage them to increase their physical activity. Those in the control group will be provided physical activity resources and recommendations but will not have access to a peer-coach until completion of the study. Participants in both groups will be asked to engage in four data collection sessions. This study will require no more than 13 hours of time in total over a 6-month period.

Is it for me?
In order to participate you must meet the following requirements:

•Have been living with a spinal cord injury for at least 1 year

•Have been using a manual wheelchair for mobility for one or more months

•Currently do no (or minimal) exercise

•Able to effectively communicate in English

•Be 19 years of age or older

Please contact:

Angie Wong
Project Assistant – BCIT Applied Research
Tel: 604-451-6934
E-mail: angie_wong@bcit.ca

*Participants will be given an honorarium for their participation. This research study has been reviewed and approved by the BCIT Research Ethics Board.

The UBC Inclusive Campus project – Student Actor Position

The UBC Inclusive Campus project—a cutting-edge team of faculty, staff, clinicians and students —has heard students and clinicians with disabilities in the health professions express hurdles to their participation, in particular due to stigma and attitudinal barriers. They are now creating a play based on the stories using an innovative, drama-based approach. They are looking for a student with a disability with acting skills, who is interested in joining the cast.  Research will take place April-June (approximately 20 hours in total) with few performances (1-3) throughout this period. This will be a paid position.

If you are interested please contact yael.mayer@ubc.ca

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

Success for Students with Disabilities Research Opportunity

Dr. Rachel Weber and a team of School Psychology students are conducting a research study about how post-secondary students with disabilities feel they have been and are supported and how this may relate to their functioning. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link (Take the Survey) to view the consent form and decide if you’d like to complete the online survey. If you decide to participate, you will receive a $10 gift card for Starbucks or Amazon to thank you for your time. If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Weber at rachel.weber@ubc.ca or (604) 822-6382.

Inclusive Campus project at UBC

In this phase, we study the efficacy of a newly developed blended learning module for students with disabilities. Your role in the study would be to participate in and evaluate the content of the blended learning module.

DREAM stands for Disclosure, Rights and REsponsibilities, & Advocacy and Accommodations Module. The purpose of DREAM is to educate and provide skills to students with disabilities in health and human science disciplines in a barrier-reduced learning environment.

If you are a student with lived experience as an individual with a visible and/or non-visible disability we would like to invite you to help us.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are 19 years of age or older, and meet the following criteria:

1) Living with a visible and/or non-visible disability as a student or clinician in one of the 14 health and human science programs

If you would like to participate in the study please reply to this email and/or use the contact details below.

Contact: Alfiya Battalova at the Inclusive Campus team Email: inclusive.campus@ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-7412

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/

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

Workshop – Inclusive Campus Project

The Inclusive Campus Project invites students with disabilities to participate in a 2-3 hour workshop that will help address issues related to accommodations on campus and at the clinical settings. Participants must be:

  • a student with a disability (visible and invisible)
  • 19 years of age or older,
  • registered as a student in one of the targeted UBC professional programs (including, but not limited to: Audiology and Speech Sciences; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Dental Hygiene; Dentistry; Food, Nutrition and Health; HKin; Law; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Medicine; Midwifery; Nursing; OT; Pharmaceutical Sciences; PT; Social Work; Teacher education), and,
  • will experience academic and clinical (practicum) work this year

During the workshop a practitioner with a disability will share their experiences and answer questions. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss strategies related to accommodations.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The workshop will be held in late March 2017. Please contact inclusive.campus@ubc.ca if interested.