Shire Canada 2015 ADHD Scholarship Program

The Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program is once again live. This program supports people diagnosed with ADHD who are pursuing higher education by offering the chance to win $1500 and one year of ADHD coaching services.

For all rules and regulations, and to apply, visit the Program website. The deadline to apply is April 20, 2015.

CHHA Scholarship 2015

The scholarship application form is now available for the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association 2015 Scholarship Program.

Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. Eligible applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students at a recognized College or University. Students should be registered for a full-time program and intend to return to school in the next academic year.

Applications must be submitted online. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2015 at 3:00pm EST.

Assistive Technology of the Week!

WHAT’S IT CALLED AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

This week: NOTABILITY. Notability is a robust note-taking app. Among its many features, Notability allows you to take lecture notes, record lectures, import and annotate documents (lecture slides, .pdf files, etc.) and sketch ideas.

ON WHAT PLATFORMS/DEVICES?

Notability is available on Apple mobile devices running iOS 7.0 or later and Mac computers running OSX 10.9 or later.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET IT?

Two of the main reasons: it doesn’t cost much ($3.49 for the mobile version, $6.99 for the Mac version), and lecture notes and recorded audio are automatically synced, making it a really efficient means for reviewing lecture material.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

For mobile devices: through iTunes

For Mac computers: through the App Store

Help: Notability Support

Leadership Exchange 2015

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, or a local high school student, you’re invited to the University of Calgary’s annual leadership conference – the Leadership Exchange. The 2015 Leadership Exchange is a power-packed, one-day conference focusing on affecting change at a personal and community level. An opportunity to engage with industry professionals, faculty members and staff, LX 2015 promises a day of self-awareness, developing relationships, and exploring ideas.

LX 2015 takes place on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Consult the website for the full schedule.