Accessibility in the Workplace Event

Accessibility in the Workplace

March 21, 2017 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Requires registration

Ready to graduate or thinking about your future career? This interactive workshop offers students with disabilities and/or medical conditions a great opportunity to hear from employers who are passionate about recruiting, empowering, and retaining employees with disabilities, and to meet some of the great community resources available to help with navigating employment with a disability!  Discussion topics will include:

  • Duty to accommodate and what organizations can do to support the diverse needs of their employees
  • Disclosure of disability – a conversation about how much employees should/need to share, and when?
  • Empowering and positioning yourself to choose a great employer
  • First person perspective from professionals with a disability/medical condition – Colleen from SAIT and Jennifer from U of C Wellness Centre

This highly interactive session will be in roundtable format, where 4-5 students will have the opportunity to connect with 2 employers per table. Open networking will commence once the formal roundtable portion has concluded.

Employers:  HR – University of Calgary * City of Calgary * Royal Bank of Canada * Husky * Calgary Public Library * CINTAS * Meticulon

Resources: Champions Career Centre * Prospect Human Services * The Worx * Canadian Mental Health Association

Limited seating!

To register: access@ucalgary.ca / 403.210.6019

 

2017 CN Canadian Diversity Scholarships

Through its Diversity Scholarship ProgramCN offers grants to support the post-secondary education of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, military veterans and people of Aboriginal heritage in Canada.

As part of this program, selected students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship, tenable for one academic year.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017.

For full eligibility criteria and to apply, visit the scholarship website.

2017 Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Deaf & Hear Alberta has announced that the application window for the 2017 Tom Pinder Education Scholarship is now open. Up to $2000 will be awarded.

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).

The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Diversity Week 2017

Diversity Week is an initiative to celebrate diversity and inclusion on University of Calgary campuses through a variety of events, open to all community members.

A full schedule of events is now available.

Tikkun Olam Makers: Calgary Student Chapter

Do you have an everyday difficulty that you’ve come up with a solution to, but can’t make it yourself? Or even without a solution, is there a frustrating everyday challenge you encounter?

We are Tikkun Olam Makers: Calgary Student Chapter, and we facilitate the pairing of makers with unique challenges to address neglected needs. We operate what we call a Developers Group, and we are seeking new challenges to be tackled on campus by our student members! 

If you are interested in designing, making, and creating such a solution for yourself or others, please contact tomcsc@ucalgary.ca

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