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December 2017: Former MA student in Critical Disability Studies, and now current PhD student in Health Policy & Equity, Samadhi Mora Severino and her son Ethan provided statements at a Queen's Park Conference with Ontario Disability Coalition. The issue pertains to inequitable access to therapies for children with disabilities, including Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Speech Language Pathologist work (SPL), and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

See the following links for each statement and entire Press Conference.

  1. Ethan's statement
  2. Samadhi's statement
  3. The Entire Press Conference

Grad Chat 8 August 2017 Episode on CFRC Radio (Queen's University)
The Lake Shift featuring Ph.D. students from 14 Ontario Universities

Yvonne Simpson(PhD Candidate, Critical Disability Studies, York University), Madison Bettle(Western University), Paula Karger (University of Toronto)

Yvonne Simpson, PhD Candidate in the Critical Disability Studies program (2017) at York University was recently interviewed at the The Lake Shift, a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities.  The interview was aired on CFRC, the Queen's University radio station on August 8th, 2017.

Overview: The Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities. The five day retreat took place from Sunday, July 9th to July 14th, 2017 at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon (a 50 minute drive north of Kingston). The retreat provided doctoral students with structured time to write, workshops on tips for effective dissertation writing, opportunities to network with other graduate students and all in a beautiful location. The objective of the retreat was to enable doctoral students to make substantial progress in writing their thesis and to develop foundations to maintain that momentum. The fringe benefits of The Lake Shift included swimming, boating, hiking and campfire conversations and make for a balance of the cerebral with the physical and social for a well-rounded experience.


18 July 2017 Channel 24 Interview (Bengali Television): Marcia Rioux (Inaugural Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program Director, and current Professor in Critical Disability Studies, Faculty of Health, York University) interviewed about her work promoting recognition in Bangladesh and on a global scale of people with disabilities and their abilities in the workplace.

Note: Interview begins in Bengali with English starting 24 seconds in broadcast.


  • The 180 on CBC Radio hosted by Jim Brown.

11 January 2017 Episode Featured Speaker/Guest: York University Critical Disability Studies PhD student Kim Sauder, who says most of the discussion around Meryl Streep's 2017 Golden Globes speech missed an important point: that by using the anecdote of Trump mocking the disabled reporter, Streep perpetuated his distraction tactic, and patronized disabled people.


  • Handi-Link on CJAM 99.1 Windsor/Detroit hosted by Cameron Wells.  Handi-Link focuses on disability issues and compares similarities and differences between disabled and able bodied life and talks to those from the disabled community.

2017

17 November 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Joshua Kennison, Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Emily McIntyre DRPI, Kathryn Underwood, Ryerson University.

3 November 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Marina Morrow (Chair and Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Kathrine Underwood, nicole: DRPI summit, Patricia Grey: car crash survivor, Brian Granby: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry.

27 October 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Justin Many Fingers, Robin Simmons, Joanne Dellaire, Melanie Marsden: York University/DRPI Summit on Indigenous Culture and Disability.

18 August 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Emily McIntyre, DRPI (Disability Rights Promotion International); Sreedhar Ganta, DRPI Aware; Marika van Dommelen, Rick Hansen Foundation.

11 August 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Meghan Howard CEDSA; Sean Wilshire, Paula Hearn, DRPI (Disability Rights Promotion International); David Lepofsky, AODA.

7 July 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Allison Dunning (Mood Disorders Association); Penny Hartin (World Blind Union).

23 June 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Deirdre Floyd (Epilepsy expert); Jen Rinaldi (Centre for Disability Studies, York University Critical Disability Studies, PhD 2013)

2 June 2017 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Russell Roxinskis; Jen Rinaldi (Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA), York University Critical Disability Studies, PhD 2013); Landon Penner (Adapt Abilities).

27 January 2017 Episode Featured Speaker/Guest: Dr. Marcia Rioux (York University, Professor, Critical Disability Studies), DRPI (Disability Rights Promotion International).

13 January 2017 Episode Featured Speaker/Guest: Alexis Buttegen (York University, Critical Disability Studies, PhD 2016).

2016

18 November 2016 Episode  Featured Speaker/Guest: Alexis Buttegen (York University, Critical Disability Studies, PhD 2016) Disability Rights Promotion International.

7 April 2016 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Jose Viera, DRPI (Disability Rights Promotion International); Karleigh Rock (CICE); Joana Szeen (Crohn's and Colitis Foundation)

2012

12 July 2012 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Normand Boucher (University of Laval); Rados Keravica (Disability Rights Promotion International Regional Officer).

15 June 2012 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Irene Carter, Stephanie Cragg (U of W School of Social Work); Huhana Hickey (Disability Legal Expert from New Zealand)

7 June 2012 Episode Featured Speakers/Guests: Harvey Goldberg (Canadian Human Rights Commission); Therese Bustos (Professor of Special Education, University of the Philippines).

2011

Very First Handi-Link Episode (2011) Featured Speaker/Guest: Dr. Marcia Rioux (York University, Professor, Critical Disability Studies), DRPI (Disability Rights Promotion International).


 

  • Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Conference, Disability in the Geo-Political Imagination, at Temple University.

June 2010 Presentation for the SDS Conference by Marcia Rioux (Inaugural Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program Director, and current Professor in Critical Disability Studies, Faculty of Health, York University) and Associate Professor Isabel Killoran (Former Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program Director, Faculty of Health, and currently Cross-Appointed to Critical Disability Studies in the Faculty of Education at York University).