McGill's Second Disability Awareness Week: Inclusion - celebrating sustainable campus practices
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Monday March 18th
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Nabisco Room (#620), Desautels Faculty of Management
James Basham is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas in the Department of Special Education. Webcast Available.
Information Session: Job training and integration programs for individuals with developmental disorders
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 668 Sherbrooke, Room 1470-2
Two organizations, Summit School and Miriam Home and Services, will be visiting McGill in order to explore potential partnerships with McGill University. Both of these organizations offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to gain job training and opportunities to enhance their quality of life.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Brown Building, Room 5001
Money Matters: Scholarships, financial aid & access - All you need to know to boost your budget in a sustainable way
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Brown Building, Room 3001
Accès et développement durable: un regard critique sur la provision de service en situation de handicap au post-secondaire
17.30 à 19.00 | Salle 305, Curry Gym,
Martin Krayer von Krauss, directeur du bureau de développement durable de McGill, et Frederic Fovet, directeur du bureau de soutien aux étudiants en situation de handicap, effectueront la présentation d'ouverture et inviteront les commentaires et réflexions. Webcast disponible.
Tuesday March 19th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Room 103 (Bell Room), Rutherford Physics Building
Round table discussion for Montreal English speaking Disability service providers. Poster available.
12:30 to 1:30 pm | Brown Building, Room 4300
A brown paper bag lunch for faculty and students interested discovering the latest in accessibility technology. Webcast available
Wednesday March 20th
10:00 am to 11:30 am | Brown Building, Room 4300
Are you a Grad Student? Registered with the OSD or facing barriers in your studies? Seeking ways to make the most of supervision? The Office for Students with Disabilities Invites you to a panel on Universal Design and Graduate supervision. Coffee and snacks will be served.
Designing Inclusion: Improving Gender-Neutrality in the Residence Admissions Process (Brown bag lunch provided)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | University Hall, Residence Life Office - Room 3
Please join us for a working lunch where we will learn about the principles of Universal Design, review the current process by which new students apply to Residences at McGill, and brainstorm ways to apply UD to the process to improve its accessibility. Your feedback will help us improve our first interface with students in meaningful ways for the 2013-14 admissions cycle.
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm | Sherbrooke 668, Room 1041
As part of Disabilities Awareness Week, Human Resources/Health and Wellbeing is pleased to present “Understanding Mental Illness and Fighting Stigma” with Dr. Camillo Zacchia, Psychologist – Senior advisor, Mental Health Education Office (MHEO), Douglas Institute.
According to medical experts, one in five of us will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime, and almost all of us will be affected by it through family, friends or colleagues. Those diagnosed with a mental health problem are frequently stigmatized and often become segregated. Dr. Camillo Zacchia will present a brief overview of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions and will discuss how public perception can be altered through an awareness of human nature and how we interact with each other.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Brown Building, Room 3001
Thursday March 21st
Aide? Une notion à revoir. Pouvoir, privilège et la redéfinition de nos rôles de conseillers sous le modèle de la conception universelle
10:30 am to 12:00 pm | J2.7 - 38e Congrès annuel de l’AQETA, Hotel Westin Montreal
Le modèle médical a longtemps nourri la nature de nos interventions au postsecondaire dans le domaine du trouble d’apprentissage. Si le cadre théorique du processus de production du handicap (PPH) est, en grande partie, parvenu à redéfinir la nature des interventions et leur fondement, il n’en reste pas moins que bien des indices continuent de rappeler aux usagers l’évolution historique des services et l’impact qu’a encore l’approche médicale sur les pratiques professionnelles. Cette présentation tentera d’examiner la notion « d’aide » dans la provision de services aux étudiants en situation de handicap, et les non-dits qui la sous-tendent en relation au pouvoir et à la hiérarchie des rôles. On encouragera, de façon interactive, une redéfinition – au sein du modèle de conception universelle — du format de nos interactions avec les usagers, de la nature de la première rencontre, du vocabulaire utilisé et de notre positionnement professionnel et interpersonnel.
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Brown Building, Room 5001
This workshop is presented in collaboration with McGill CaPS.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Redpath Conference Room, Redpath Library
For McGill Library Staff. Please contact Andrea Miller-Nesbitt by andrea [dot] miller-nesbitt [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) for more details.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Brown Building, Room 4300
This workshop is presented in collaboration with McGill CaPS.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Office for Students with Disabilities, Conference Room
This workshop is designed to help students with a variety of complex identities and needs to feel better prepared to successfully navigate the transition from professional program to the field (internship, clinical) component of their program. The workshop addresses particular challenges that students might face in the field, provides a safe and relaxed forum for the sharing of experiences, encourages discussion and offers strategies for transitioning successfully from program to field. In addition, the workshop offers concrete supports and resources that students can access during their time in the field. Jointly offered by the OSD and the Faculty for Education and to be led by Frederic Fovet.
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | McGill University, Ballroom – 475 Sherbrooke Street West
Come celebrate the opening of Montreal’s first ever disability film festival! Many of the festival’s filmmakers, actors and organizers will be in attendance. Wine and snacks will be served. The Gala will also include performances and short films by renowned filmmaker Shira Avni. Free Admission – No reservation required.
Friday March 22nd
12:00pm to 1:00 pm | Brown Building, Room 3001
This one hour session will focus on the benefits of the practice of Mindfulness Meditation and look at how this practice can be part of a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. Open to the McGill community.
12:00pm to 1:30 pm | Faculty Lounge, Macdonald-Stewart Building, Macdonald campus.
3:00 pm | Office for Students with Disabilities, RS 56, Redpath Library Building
Please join us for the closing of the second annual Disabilities Awareness Week. The winner of the OSD short film competition will be announced at this time.
7:00pm | Cineplex Forum – 2313 St. Catherine Street West
Director: Paul Hough (U.S., 2013)
Running Time: 87 mins
As part of Disabilities Awareness Week a number of organizations will be hosting information tables in the Brown Student Services Building.
De-stress and Sharpening Minds
Ways to decrease your stress, increase your memory and the ability to learn more successfully through university and beyond.
Self-Advocacy: Find Your Voice
The Learning Disabilities Association of Quebec presents information on self-advocacy in a post-secondary context and in life.
Healthy Body Image
The McGill Eating Disorder Clinic offers tips and information on health body image.
Volunteers from Épilepsie Montréal Métropolitain’s English-language support group provide information and outreach.
Disability on Campus: Research, Policy, and Community Awareness
Dr. Tara Flanagan presents information on equity at McGill, her research, and the Disability Film Festival.
Therapeutic Paws Canada
Therapeutic Paws Canada brings one of their trained therapy dogs to the Brown Building for students, staff, and faculty to enjoy.
|Morning (9:30-12:00)||Tara Flanagan Disability on Campus
(10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
|McGill Eating Disorder Clinic
Therapeutic Paws (10-3)
Our Partners' Contributions
McGill Security and the McGill Fire Prevention Office have put together a series of videos on fire safety tips for students with disabilities.
Human Resources is hosting an event titled Understanding Mental Illness and Fighting Stigma.
Please read the McGill Reporter interview with our keynote speaker, James Basham.