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

 

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.

U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum

New! U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum (ASD, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome).

When? 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting March 1st!

Time?  Always 12-2 pm

Where? MSC 458 (classroom on the top floor of Mac Centre)

Cost? FREE!!

Share your unique experiences, learn from your peers, meet people, celebrate success, and problem solve challenges. Guest speakers can be brought in based on group interest.

Interested? Email:

Sarah (Autism Calgary) – sarah@autismcalgary.ca

Mary (Student Accessibility Services) – mlcole@ucalgary.ca

Group dates: March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7 and June 21.

W2RAP UP, November 29 to December 1, 2016

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 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. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

The full schedule of events is available online.

Women’s Resource Centre Peer Support

Are you feeling isolated or overwhelmed with university life?
Are you having trouble finding what you need on campus (or in Calgary)?
Are you having relationship problems?

What: Peer Support Services
When: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Women’s Resource Centre

Peer support services are available to students, staff, faculty and community members. If you would like to speak to a peer supporter, visit the Women’s Resource Centre in person or contact them to arrange a time.

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