Annual Conference


  • 2013-05-27
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    The 33rd Annual Disability Resource Network of BC for Post-Secondary Education Conference 2016

    May 17 & 18, 2016

    Vancouver Community College - Downtown Campus

    250 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

    Early Bird rate: until April 15, 2016

    Members: $295.00/NonMembers $320.00

    Regular rates: Members $320.00/NonMembers $345.

    One Day Rate: $175.

    Retirees and students: $200


    Keynote Speaker: Ryan Knighton



    Day 1: Tuesday May 17

    8:30 AM  - 10 AM -     Keynote: Ryan Knighton

    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM  Workshop 1:

    Academic Accommodations Related to Mental Health Issues:  Dialogue and Action to Implement New Recommendations - Sarah Joose, Provincial Coordinator, Health Minds, Healthy Camupses                                                                                                                                                                                       

    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM   Workshop 2:

    Service Learning as an Integral Part of Education and Skills Training Program - Lois Peters and Students from Thompson Rivers University

    1:15 PM - 2:45 PM      Workshop 3:

    The Kiosk Project: Education and Skills Training at Thompson Rivers University - Leanne Mihalicz and Saskia Stinson and ESTR Students from Thompson Rivers University

    1:15 PM - 2:45 PM      Workshop 4:

    Relieving Common Barriers to Learning through Universal Design for Learning - Amanda Coolidge from BC Campus, Sue Doner from Camosun College and Tara Robertson from CAPERS

    3 PM - 4 PM               DRN Awards

    4 PM - 6 PM               Wine & Cheese - Celebrate the Entrepreneurial Spirit


    Day 2: Wednesday May 18

    8:30 AM  - 10 AM -      Workshop 5:

    A Revolutionary Communication Device for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Devin Currie, Nataly Malka, Ruthie Nazarian and Nigel Howard from Maple Communications Group

    8:30 AM - 10 AM -       Workshop 6: This workshop is in 2 sections  

    Section a: Abilities at Work: Turning Workplace Inclusion Inside-Out - Mark Gruenheid, Alexis Chicoine and Peter Stone from BC Centre for Ability 

    Section b: BC Partners in Workforce Innovation - Shawn de Raaf, BC Centre for Employment Excellence and Jamie Millar-Dixon, MacLeod Silver HR Business partners

    10:30 AM - Noon         Workshop 7:

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Stumbling or Building Block to Academic Success - Best Practices when Advising and Accommodation Students with OCD in the Office and Classroon - Philip Rash and Scott Hosford from Brigham Young University

    10:30 AM - Noon         Workshop 8:

    Using Mixed Media to Encourage Learning of Literacy and Essential Skills - Candace Witkowskyj from Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta

    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM      Workshop 9: 

    Tech for Success! Intergrating Technology into the Classroom - Brittany Sully, Davi Bachra and a panel of four students from Douglas College

    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM      Workshop 10:

     Indigenous Peer to Peer Mentorship to Support Diversity at BCIT and Beyond - Derik Joseph and Shannon Kelly from BCIT

    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM      Closing Plenary: I Can't Do This! Experience a Zendala Workshop with Jill

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