UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is October 15th . Students can apply for the awards on-line (http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards/disabilities). The on-line process is designed to be accessible. However, if any students encounter accessibility issues with the online form, please contact A&D at access.diversity@ubc.ca.

Only students who are not registered with A&D need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with A&D do not need to include medical documentation with their application.

Welcome to the Parasport Games! – Oct 13 2016

Experience traditional sports from a new perspective. Try out boccia ball, wheelchair basketball and more. This tournament will redefine the way you think about sports and the athletes that play them.

Format: Teams of 4-6 players compete in different Parasport activities.

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 5pm

Please visit: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/parasport-games/




Survey on Work Accommodation Needs of Young Adults Living with a Disability

Moving from school or training into the workforce is a challenge for any young person, let alone for a young adult with a disability. Help us understand the types of job accommodations and benefits you need to find and maintain employment. A study is being conducted on the work accommodation needs of young adults living with a disability by the Institute for Work and Health.

We would like to learn more about your needs in the workplace including your requirement for job accommodations, modifications and supports. We would like to hear from young adults with a disability or health condition who are either:

•Currently in school, education or a training program OR

Have finished their education or training in the past five years, including those who are employed and those who are not working.

This online survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. This survey can also be completed over the phone or by mail. To thank you for your time, all participants will be entered into a draw for an Apple iPad.

SURVEY LINK: https://iwhca.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0p3zB6vo00wZY1v

The survey is co-led by the Institute for Work & Health and McMaster University, with the collaboration of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). The research team is attempting to understand the types of supports that young people with disabilities need to successfully move from school to work. Our findings will be shared with policy-makers, employers, and community-based organizations. Information about your work experiences that we collect will be kept separate from any information that might identify you.

Please contact the study coordinator if you have any questions or require assistance completing the survey:

Julie Bowring

416-927-2027 ext 2105 jbowring@iwh.on.ca

Institute for Work & Health

Phone: 416-927-2027 Fax: 416-927-4167 General

email: info@iwh.on.ca http://www.iwh.on.ca/

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Lime Connect – Career Development Opportunity

Lime Connect, a career development program for students/alumni with disabilities, is holding an October 20th Recruitment Reception in Vancouver.

Their partners such as BMO, IBM, TD, Bell and CIBC will be in attendance to meet current students, new/recent grads and experienced professionals. Career opportunities in technology, consulting, media, project management, business analytics, finance, human resources, sales, commercial banking and others will be discussed. There are a number of internship and full-time opportunities in the Toronto area for those willing to relocate.  This event is by invitation only.

The deadline for the application to attend the event is Sunday, October 2nd.  Visit www.limeconnect.com to learn more! Or go directly to http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/candidates-in-canada


Check it Out: Career Development Opportunity

Students with disabilities are encouraged to attend a one-to-one career advising appointment with Karen Kelsey from Lime Connect on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.  Lime Connect is an organization that provides a network and a myriad of resources for students with any disability who wish to explore their career development, learn about scholarships co-ops/internships, and discover potential full time opportunities with Lime Connect’s industry and corporate partners.  They offer professional development webinars and discuss ‘whether, when and how” to share information about your disability to a prospective employer.

To book a 30-minute appointment slot students should go to the workshop tab in Careers Online (https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/index.php/pid215633?) and sign up under Career Advising for Students with Disabilities.  The sessions will be held in CSI&C in Room 1003.

The session is being sponsored by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers with Access and Diversity.

Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Disability Studies – Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Postdoctoral

Fellowship: Ryerson University – School of Disability Studies

Established in 1999, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University was the first in Canada to offer degree education rooted solely in a disability studies perspective. This part-time degree completion program targets learners with previous education and experience in disability-related fields. We offer a distinctive undergraduate program that illuminates the extent to which the lives of disabled people are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion, discrimination and the rule of social, cultural and aesthetic ‘norms’. Our program does not teach about disability; rather, it begins in/from disability to teach about social and material worlds.

With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Foundation, the ELA Post-doctoral Fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies.

Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, the incumbent will be expected to:

– enhance and expand the interdisciplinary scholarship of the School;

– implement a relevant program of study;

–  seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication;

– deliver an annual public lecture on her research.

– engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School.

This particular call is for a one-year placement. Applications are due August 26, 2016 for a Fall 2016 start date – specifics to be negotiated. End date is August 31, 2017. There is a possibility of renewal for a further year depending on circumstances in our program.

The fellowship awards a starting salary of $45,000 plus benefits.

How and When to Apply:

To apply, please send the following: A letter of application that describes the focus of your work to date including an articulation of how you are situated with respect to current developments in Disability Studies:

– Outline for a one year program of activity that will advance Disability Studies through interdisciplinary scholarship

– A current C.V.

Please send your application materials via email to:

Dr. Kathryn Church Director, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K4, Ryerson University:

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates, including international candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. For further information on Ryerson University, please visit Ryerson School of Disability Studies: http://www.ryerson.ca/disabilitystudies/

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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 www.neads.ca <http://www.canadahelps.org/dn/344>

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National Youth Forum in Ottawa in November

This fall, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability. The event is part of the Government of Canada’s consultation process to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.

This is your opportunity to:

–  join other youth from across the country and share your ideas on how to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Canada;

–  showcase what you have done to remove barriers for people with disabilities; and

–  inspire other youth to demonstrate their leadership in promoting the participation of all Canadians in society, including those with disabilities.

The forum will take place on November (tbc), 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. The date and location of the Forum will be confirmed with participants who are selected. Travel and accommodation expenses for selected participants will be paid, according to Treasury Board of Canada guidelines. Seats are limited, so see if you meet the participant selection criteria below, and send us your application by September 15, 2016.

In order to ensure a broad representation of perspectives, the selection process will take into consideration regional, linguistic, gender and other demographic factors. We also encourage you to participate in the consultation in other ways­either by attending one of the in-person public sessions or through the online consultation website.

Criteria for participation:

– You must be between 15 and 30 years old at the time of the forum.

– You must be a resident of Canada.

– You must have a disability or have life experience, academic experience or work experience related to disability and accessibility.

– You must be able to demonstrate how you have shown leadership or involvement in an area related to disability and accessibility, in your community, your region, or nationally.

Submitting an application: The deadline for the submission of all applications is September 15, 2016. Only complete applications submitted by this date will be considered. Please fill in the application form and send the completed form, along with accompanying documents, (or the URL to your public or private video submission describing your experience) to accessible-canada@hrsdc.gc.ca or by fax to 819-994-4797.

You can also complete the online application form below. If you are selected to participate in this forum, we will contact you by September 30, 2016 with follow-up instructions, including more detailed questions to determine your participation needs.

Download a National Youth Forum Application Form accessible PDF.

Complete the application form online:


If you would like to receive information in another format, including large print, braille, e-text, or Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY), please contact the Office for Disability Issues.

For all information:


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The UBC Disabled Students Association is in search of executive members! We are looking for a treasurer, for people with experience in social activism, and for people with disabilities (physical and sensory impairments, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ongoing medical conditions) who are interested in representing their community and want to improve academic and physical accessibility at UBC.

Please contact Evguenia Ignatenko on Facebook, through e-mail (ignatenko.evguenia@gmail.com), or by phone/text/whatsapp (604-401-5853) for more information and to apply.

Are you a BC resident living with mental illness and pursuing post-secondary education?

Apply online for a bursary or scholarship by June 30, 2015.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division administers several bursaries and scholarships to encourage and enable people with mental illness to pursue post-secondary education:
• Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary ($700) for individuals in BC currently enrolled or thinking of applying to post-secondary education or job training
• Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion ($1,000 or $2,000) for BC
university or college students pursuing a career related to mental health
• LGM Continuous Learning Bursary ($800) for individuals in BC who will enroll at the fully
accredited Athabasca University via distance learning

Visit www.cmha.bc.ca/bursary to learn more and apply.