Lime Connect – The leading resource for talented candidates with disabilities

UBC Career Services and Access and Diversity Host A Discussion with Lime Connect on Disclosure

Not sure if you should disclose or discuss your disability during an interview or when starting work?

Want to build your confidence having this conversation?

Join Lime Connect for a discussion where we share tips on how to navigate this important conversation.

Tuesday, January 26th 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Brock Hall, CSI&C Boardroom.

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Lime Connect is rebranding disability through achievement by putting talent first and disability second. We encourage students and alumni with all disabilities to take advantage of The Lime Network for access to:

  1. Corporate recruitment receptions
  2. Additional internship, co-op and full time roles with our partners
  3. Lime Connect partner scholarships
  4. Professional development webinars, “The Lowercase d” blog and more!

Student or Grad with a Disability? Don’t Miss the Career Opportunities that are Available Now!

Lime Connect’s corporate partners are searching for talented individuals for outstanding internship, co-op, part-time and full-time positions.

Join us at the Lime Connect, Vancouver January 28th Corporate Recruitment Reception!

Application deadline is Sunday, January 17th!

BMO Financial Group, IBM Canada, and TD Bank Group are seeking to connect for a number of outstanding opportunities. There are great roles for new and upcoming grads, current students and experienced professionals.  

Event Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 (by invitation only)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
(registration starts at 5:30)
Format: Partner remarks followed by networking reception
Dress: Business
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Opportunities: Roles include a wide variety of positions ranging from commercial banking, financial planning and financial analyst to client services, sales, technology solutions, software development, IT analyst and more. A number of positions, including co-op, are located in Toronto for those willing to relocate.

Space is limited, apply today!

To apply, log into your Lime Network account, view the job descriptions and follow the link to our online application system to indicate your interests. And, while you’re there, be sure to update your Lime Network profile so we have your most current information.  If you have received this notice from a friend or colleague and are a student or graduate with a disability and not a member of The Lime Network, we welcome your registration.


Lime Connect – Upcoming deadline for scholarships!

Google Lime Scholarship

The Google Lime Scholarship is an opportunity for students to $5,000 (for those studying in Canada), attend the annual Google Scholars Retreat, and be considered for an internship.

Who: An undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada who is pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related field

When: Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 6th at 11:59pm PST

How: To learn more and apply, log into The Lime Network

Learn more: Read a blog post by a 2015 Google Lime Scholar. Listen to a webinar on tips for applying from two 2015 Google Lime Scholars.

The BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

The BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students to receive $5,000 (for those studying in Canada) and be considered for an internship.

Who: A current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university in the U.S. or Canada (MBA is included) who is pursuing a degree in business, engineering, math, physics, or a related discipline

When: Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 13th at 11:59pm PST

How: To learn more and apply, log into The Lime Network.

TD Lime Connect Canada Scholarship (Network members in Canada only)

The TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship Program provides recipients with a $2500 scholarship and a paid 2015 summer internship with TD, a company that places emphasis on opportunity, leadership and the value of a diverse workforce.

Who: For students in Canada who are interested in careers in finance, capital markets, global anti-money laundering (GAML) or information technology

When: Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 13th at 11:59pm PST

How: To learn more and apply, log into The Lime Network

Impact Lab Registration

Impact Lab is a semi-annual 1-day conference featuring workshops presented by a diverse group of UBC student leaders representing 40 globally minded clubs and organizations on campus. Ever wondered how such a small idea could spread and be impactful so quickly? Curious to take some grassroots initiatives to the next level and engage others at the same time? ‘From the Ground Up’ is all about honing our creative ideas and desire to make a difference into impactful projects and tangible change.

Featured Keynote: Miguel Rozo, Founder and Director of IdeasXchange

Free breakfast AND lunch included!

The event will be held at the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre which is located on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.


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Seeking Your Financial Aid Stories!

Do you have stories of challenges you have faced in getting financial aid to support your college or university studies, as a student with a disability? If so, we want to hear from you! The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is collecting student narratives on the difficulties of navigating Canada’s student financial aid system. We are especially interested in your experiences with government grants and loans programs. Your stories will inform our advocacy to improve financial aid in Canada for students with disabilities.

Please share your stories with us by confidential email, with the subject header “Financial Aid Stories”, to: Submissions will be collected until Friday, October 23, 2015, at midnight Pacific Time. All personal identifying information will be edited out of stories prior to compilation for use in communications with the Canada Student Loans Program and provincial/territorial student assistance programs. Thank you for your help in improving the post-secondary experience of students with disabilities in Canada!

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201

“Supporting access to post-secondary education and employment for students with disabilities”

Apply for Cerebral Palsy Association of BC bursary – due Aug 14, 2015

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC proudly offers 10 bursaries of $1,000 each, to any eligible student 17 years and older, with CP, that is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and is planning to continue their studies the following term.

Please note that even if a student has been awarded monies through this fund before, they are still eligible to apply. The application and criteria can be found on the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC’s website. Applications must be received by August 14, 2015.

Please contact the office at (604) 408-9484 or toll free at 1-800-663-0004 if you have any questions.

Apply to National Educational Association of Disabled Students’ (NEADS) Board of Directors – due July 6, 2015

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications to its board of directors in four positions: Quebec Director, Manitoba Director, Saskatchewan Director and Territories Director. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or recent graduates with disabilities who have graduated within the last five years.

The NEADS Board of Directors is composed of eleven seats; there are ten provincial Directors (British Columbia Director, Alberta Director, Saskatchewan Director, Manitoba Director, Ontario Director, Quebec Director, Nova Scotia Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Director, Prince Edward Island Director, New Brunswick Director), one Territorial Director. Candidates for the positions of provincial/territorial Directors must be students or recent graduates with disabilities, residing in and/or attending a post-secondary institution in the geographic location they seek to represent.

NEADS Board members will be expected to attend a minimum of twelve (12) monthly Board teleconferences, as well as one to two in-person Board meetings per year, funding permitting.

Board members are also expected to participate in and chair NEADS standing and project committees, and take part in Committee teleconferences.

Provincial/territorial Board members also represent their Province/Territory on the Board, serve to bring the work of NEADS to their jurisdiction, as well as to bring local issues to the national table. Board members may participate in local, regional and provincial committees and activities, within the framework provided by NEADS mandate and mission.

No prior participation in the disability or student movements is required to join the NEADS Board. Members who have strong skill sets in governance, fundraising, social media and membership/partnership outreach are especially welcome. Any interested and enthusiastic NEADS member with relevant skill sets and a strong work ethic is encouraged to seek a board position.

If you would like to become a member of the NEADS Board, please complete and sign the Nomination Form as specified online and submit it by NO LATER THAN July 6, 2015:

Time Commitment:

Board members will attend a minimum of 12 teleconferences per year, each lasting up to 2 hours, as well as 1-2 in-person Board retreats per year, dependent upon funding, that typically run Friday-Sunday. Board members are also expected to serve on at least one committee, and attend regular committee meetings by teleconference as required. Communication within the Board is primarily by email and telephone; members are also expected to keep up-to-date with and respond to, as necessary, all correspondence.

Note: Prospective Board members may come from a variety of  backgrounds: for example community service, student leadership, provincial and regional committees, etc.; or may come from none of these backgrounds. Although specific skill sets are not required, prior experience in Board governance will be a strong asset.  Interest in, and experience with, establishing regional and national projects, programs; grant funding and financial management would also be an asset. A strong commitment to participate and engage in board business. All interested members are encouraged to apply; you must have a willingness to learn and apply that learning while on the Board.

Visit the website!

Frank Smith, National Coordinator

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201

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