NEADS Board of Directors positions

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for the next two year term of its board of directors, January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018. 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.

Consult the press release for more information on the position and application process.

Social Media Use Survey

Investigators from George Brown College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, with the assistance of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), are conducting a study to learn how university and college students with disabilities use online communities and what their needs are related to these tools.

The purpose of the study is to assess post-secondary education (PSE) students with disabilities’ uses and needs related to online communities (e.g., social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook) and electronic mentoring (e-mentoring) opportunities.

NEADS invites you to participate and provide your feedback about online communities and e-mentoring by completing a questionnaire. The questions will be available to you through a secure, accessible online survey tool called Survey Monkey. It is anticipated that it will take about 5-10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The questionnaire is completely anonymous and your participation in the study is voluntary. You can choose to not participate by not submitting your responses if you start the questionnaire.

If you would like to participate in this study or find out more about it, please go to the following internet link:

ACCD Education for Life Bursaries

The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities awards Education for Life bursaries ranging in value from $300 to $2000.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their motivation and economic circumstances.

In order to be eligible for the Education for Life Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a disability
  • Live in Alberta
  • Use the bursary for tuition fees and/or course materials
  • Submit a completed application form by July 15, 2016
  • Include one letter of reference from an adult other than a family member. (Only one letter of reference will be accepted.)
  • Write and submit a short biography (maximum 250 words), which includes educational goals.

For more information and to download the application package, visit the ACCD bursaries and awards website:

CNIB DalSense Scholarship

The DalSense CNIB Scholarship for Students with Vision Loss is an annual one-time award of $500 granted to a Canadian living with vision loss, who is attending or planning to attend a university or college in Canada.

Candidates for the scholarship must be:

  • Canadian
  • Blind or living with vision loss
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program or going into a post-secondary program in 2016-2017 leading to a degree or diploma

The deadline application is June 30, 2016.

To learn more and to apply:

Reminder: AbbVie IBD 2016 Scholarship Program

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has launched the fifth annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend ten (10) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the Fall semester of 2016. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

Application deadline is June 1, 2016.

For more information, or to access the online application, please visit

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