CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DREAMzine

The Second Issue of DREAMzine will go online in late November of 2013, and is now looking for submissions! DREAMzine is the online magazine published two times per year by DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring), sponsored by the Taishoff Centre for Inclusive Education at Syracuse University. The theme of the next issue is “Don’t Dis My Ability!” Submissions should interpret this theme broadly and creatively.

Ideas for submissions include articles, essays, cartoons, artwork, interesting class papers or reports, short stories or films, poetry, photographs, interviews, book and film reviews and more.

Submissions for the October 2013 issue can be sent electronically to Michelle White. Submissions and suggestions must be received no later than November 1st, 2013. Submissions will not be returned. Go to the DREAM website at www.dream.syr.edu for more details.

EVENT: We Should Know Each Other: Making Connections Across the Ability Spectrum

Sunday, September 15, 2013 – 7:00-11:00 pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre – 223 12th Ave SW

We Should Know Each Other is a series of community-building events that began in Calgary in February 2008. It invites people to stretch the limits of their social circles and enhance their thinking with a diversity of new ideas and perspectives. It provides a safe and welcoming space for viewpoints to collide in unexpected ways, and for creative sparks to fly. For more information, visit www.wskeo.com.

This event is located in a wheelchair accessible space. If you would like to participate and require other accommodations, please contact Emily at: ejhutche@gmail.com

Lime Connect 2013 Event Calendar

We have blogged before about Lime Connect (here, here, and here), the not-for-profit organization that matches corporate partners – including BMO, IBM Canada, and RBC – with talented students and alumni with disabilities for internship and full-time positions.

Lime Connect recently released its 2013 Event Calendar, which includes recruitment events in Toronto and Vancouver. The 2013 Lime Event University Calendar is available for download.

New Name, New Location, New Website

It has been a summer of changes for our office!

The Disability Resource Centre has been renamed Student Accessibility Services. The main office has been relocated to MacEwan Student Centre 452. The Nat Christie Adaptive Technology Centre has also been moved to the 4th floor.