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
Exam Jam is a virtual event offered during exams. This event is aimed to help you de-stress, manage your time, develop study habits, and learn course content through workshops and events offered by UBC partners. Exam Jam has something for everyone, so join us for the whole day or just a few workshops!
When: Thursday, December 9, 9AM – 4PM 2021.
Event registration occurs through Canvas: Register Here
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 – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Registration for the National Young Leaders Program is open online. If you are aged 17 – 30 and living with vision loss of any kind, you are now able to sign-up for the three in-person Summits that will be held across Canada this year.
And if you know someone who meets the criteria and would benefit from the Program, which is focused on career development and mentorship, please pass this invitation along. The three Summits are:
- Summit 1: Vancouver (April 27 and 28)
- Summit 2: Halifax (September 14 and 15)
- Summit 3: Toronto (October 5 and 6)
CLICK HERE to be taken to the registration page, where you can select your Summit and sign-up.
Exciting details for next month’s Vancouver Summit are beginning to take shape: first, it will be held in the incredible Garibaldi room on the 31st floor of the Blue Horizons Hotel, which offers a 270-degree view of downtown Vancouver. You can take a “virtual tour” of the space by clicking the following link (select “Meeting + Banquet Rooms” at the top of the page): https://tours.360immersion.com/bluehorizonhotel/
Second, the Summit will feature the one and only Donovan Tildesley, the Canadian Paralympic swimmer and 2008 flag bearer who lives with blindness as a result of an inherited retinal disease.
More information on the Vancouver Summit will be announced shortly, including additional speakers and workshops. Once you register you will be on our list to receive financial support for travel and accommodations, should you require it. We will be booking blocks of hotel rooms in each city, but you need to sign-up now so that we can finalize numbers.
Register now so that you don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program! And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us email@example.com or call 1.800.461.3331 ext. 263.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Youth Peer Support Program
Join us for a weekend to connect with your fellow peers and challenge life together with confidence and positivity! We will have a variety of interactive sessions, both indoors and outdoors as well as free time.
Who: deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 18 to 30 (1-day option available for ages 15 to 17)
When: Fri March 8th 7pm to Sun March 10th, 2019 1pm (1 day option: Sat March 9th 9am to 6pm; lunch & dinner included)
Where: Timberline Ranch 22351 144 Ave, Maple Ridge BC
Cost (NEW): $35.00 (full retreat); $20.00 (one-day only)
Deadline: February 8th 2019
More details and registration on www.chha-bc.org/youthpsp/challenge-life
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a submission form. Include the following for your application:
- Submission form
- Images (JPEG) or Documents (MS Word (Preferred), PDF, Rich Text Format (RTF)
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.
Email: email@example.com or Tel: 604 439 9566 ext.154
Deadline for Submissions: March 19th 2018
Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Tickets: $10 – Cash only at the door
Location: Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Roundhouse Mews (Davie @ Pacific)
Join Sarah Jickling and Greg McLeod from My Good Bad Luck Band for an evening whimsical indie-pop songs. Canadian songstress and mental health advocate, this 26 year old uses her performances to create mental health awareness. Her music has been featured on radio stations across the country and in independent films. She has opened up about her experiences with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder on radio, local television, podcasts, blogs and at live speaking events. Her new album, When I Get Better, was released July 14th, 2017. She can be found in hospital waiting rooms and pole dancing studios around Vancouver, BC.
Then, kick back with Vancouver Adapted Music Society artists The Jeff Standfield Band. Singer/guitarist Jeff will be joined by Dave Symington on drums, bassist Graeme Wyman & special guest Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister) on Keyboards.
Neworld Theatre brings us theatre at its most transformative. This production is a work of radical upheaval, in which the King Arthur legend is made fresh for our eyes. Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere—they’re all present in this tale of love, honour and war. New to us are the live band, the 20-person choir and, most of all, the radically inclusive cast. The players in this drama, all professional, include people whose life experience includes Down syndrome. They stand on stage defined by their extraordinary perspectives.
UBC Students special pricing: $12.00
Feb 3, 7:30pm – Live description for people with vision loss
Feb 4, 2:00pm – Relaxed performance for people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or anyone who benefits from a more relaxed environment
For more information please visit:
King Arthur’s Night
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.