About the Group
The Disability Working Group is a community of researchers, students, members of the disability community, allies and other stakeholders interested in disability studies, culture and policy. It aims to:
- Provide opportunities to disability scholars and students, activists and practitioners from different backgrounds to present their research, work and projects in the area of disability studies and reform, broadly understood.
- Provide a platform for collaboration across disciplines and universities, and facilitate grant application, and community and policy involvement in relation to disability, broadly understood.
- Connect prospective students with disability researchers in Montreal and facilitate inter-departmental supervision.
- Keep members informed of other academic events related to disability in other research clusters at McGill or elsewhere in Montreal or online.
How to Contact the Group
If you want to be added to the mailing list, or if you have questions, feel free to contact the Group Convenor, Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, at jonas-sebastien.beaudry [at] mcgill.ca.
Presenting Disability Research and Project
The Disability Working Group is an initiative of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. Its members are active within a number of disability, health, human rights and bioethics clusters in Montreal universities. It welcomes collaborations with researchers, activists and students of any affiliation.
If you are interested in presenting your disability-related research or project to the group, either to disseminate your findings, or propose collaborative endeavours, please contact the group convenor.
The Disability Working Group is interested in disability projects, work and research understood very broadly. For instance, research and projects may be focused on exposing and addressing social inequities and obstacles that persons with disability face, on examining the history and theory of disability or ableism, and on exploring emancipatory endeavours, from policy-making to artistic proposals.
Faculty Members Affiliated to the Disability Working Group*
Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry (group convenor) — Law & Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University
Agnès Berthelot-Raffard — School of Health Policy and Management, York University
Marie-Christine Beshay — School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Stefanie Blain-Moraes – School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Emilie Dionne — Scientist/Researcher, Mary’s Research Centre
Tara Flanagan — Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Matthew Hunt — School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Patrick McDonagh — Department of English, Concordia University
Kevin McDonough — Department of Integrated Studies in Education & Faculty of Education, McGill University
Karyn Moffatt — School of Information Studies, McGill University
Nathalie Myara — Faculty of Education, University of Montreal
Elizabeth Patitsas — Department of Integrated Studies in Education & School of Computer Science, McGill University
Jonathan Sterne — Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
Shawn Wilkinson — Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University
* Only members who returned the form authorizing their names to appear here have been included. If you would like your name to appear on this list, please write to the group convenor, and mention your department/university.
Courses Related to Disability Studies Offered at McGill*
BMDE 525: Design of Assistive Technology: Principles and Praxis
COMS 411: Disability, Technology, Communication
EDEC 575: Critical Disability Studies for Education
LAWG 533: Disability Law
LAWG 534: Law & Body
OCC1-625: Functional Environments
POTH 625: Design of Assistive Technology: Principles
*If you would like your course to be added to this list, please contact the group convenor.