2016 Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The 2016 Mattinson Scholarship Program is for nominees who will have second or third year standing in a first bachelor degree program in September 2016.


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  • Applications are by nomination only. Only one nominee from each of Universities Canada’s member institutions will be accepted.
  • Candidates must be diagnosed with a documented permanent disability that is the primary disability for which they are applying.
  • Candidates must have a minimum average of 80%

There are 4 awards available, each valued at $2000.

The deadline to apply is May 16, 2016.

For additional information and to apply, visit the Scholarship website:


2016 Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program

The 2016 Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program is now open.

This Scholarship supports people diagnosed with ADHD who are pursuing higher education and is open to individuals who are:

  • Legal residents of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, or Québec;
  • Accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary program at a Canadian accredited two-year to four-year college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, or Québec;
  • Of the age of majority in their province of residence; and
  • Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.

Each Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,500 and one year of ADHD coaching services from the Edge Foundation (approximate value of coaching services: $4,400).

For more information and to apply visit the Program website: http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/

WRAP UP the semester

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 5 – 6, 2016.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term.  Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions, and stress-reduction activities such as making stress-balls and receiving free massages will also be offered.

The full schedule of events is now available: http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/events/wrap_up


Deaf & Hear Alberta: Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Deaf & Hear Alberta has announced the 2016 Tom Pinder Education Scholarship.  This scholarship will award up to $2000.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be Deaf or hard of hearing (with significant hearing loss) or use a cochlear implant;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Alberta for at least 1 year;
  • demonstrate a need for financial support, as determined by referral from a qualified agency or successful application for financial support (provided by Deaf & Hear Alberta).

Eligible educational programs and courses:

  • Alberta post-secondary or vocational institutions (tuition, tutoring, interpreting or captioning supports)
  • Specialized post-secondary programs for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals located outside of Alberta; subject to eligibility review by Deaf & Hear Alberta
  • Adult education courses and other training options (ASL instruction certification, tuition, interpreter training or upgrading); subject to eligibility review by Deaf & Hear Alberta

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2016. For more information, visit the scholarship website: http://deafandhearalberta.ca/programs/tom-pinder-education-scholarship/

Breaking it Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People With Disabilities in the Workplace

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), with host the University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), invites post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities at all levels, career educators and representatives from federally regulated private sector employers to a one day innovative and interactive workshop “Breaking it Down (BID): Dialogues on removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace”, to be held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta on Friday, April 1 in the Senate Room, 7th Floor, Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During this event, students and employers will have the opportunity to hear from both lived experience and employer experts on topics such as: Personal Branding and Social Media; Disclosure and Accommodation In The Workplace; Job Interviews; Soft Skills: Challenges in the Workplace; Professional Development; Barriers and Focused Career Transitions; Moving On From Entry Level.

This event is free to post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities (within less than 5 years after graduation).

Register online now: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=16CA