• October 20, 2020 CDS MA graduate Tamia Knight speaking on Breakfast television on behalf of the Children’s Aid Foundation.
  • July 2020 The same biography of Alice G. (from May 2020 below) by Professor Geoffrey Reaume was selected by readers in July 2020 as one of the entries in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography that “showcase the lives of folks who are not normally included in history classes or dominant historical narratives."
  • May 2020 A biographical entry written by Professor Geoffrey Reaume about Toronto Insane Asylum inmate labourer Alice G. (1854-1938), published by the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DCB) in 2016 was listed as one of the "Favourite Five" entries in the DCB by General Editor, David A. Wilson.
  • May 2020 Professor Geoffrey Reaume was interviewed by fellow historian, Samantha Cutrara, in a series on "Pandemic History Teaching," during which he addressed disability and pandemics, past and present.
  • April 2020 The following article by Professor Geoffrey Reaume was reported by the publisher, Wiley, to have been “among the top 10% most downloaded papers” in the journal in which it appeared between January 2018 to December 2019: “Creating Mad People's History as a University Credit Course since 2000,” New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development 31:1 (Winter 2019): 22-39.
  • February 2020 Professor Geoffrey Reaume was a guest researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden from February 16-22 at the invitation of the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and the Department of Social Work. Professor Reaume gave four presentations on Mad People's History, Mad Studies and Critical Heritage Studies with the main public lecture being held on February 18. See report from Sweden's Critical Heritage Studies web site.



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  • June 28, 2018 Critical Disability Studies graduate students, Sukaina DadaAlexandra JeanFallon BurnsBephyer Parey (PhD exchange student), Anne JacksonMichelle Shelley, and Laura Girardo took part in an unforgettable experience at NUI Galway International Disability Law Summer School in June 2018.
  • June 12, 2018 PhD student in Critical Disability Studies, Michelle Shelley attended, as a Canadian delegate, the 2nd International Correctional Research Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic from May 8-10 2018. A Summary of the Symposium by Michelle, titled What is Good Prison Research? was published on the EuroPris website.
  • April 3, 2018 Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor, nancy viva davis halifax has her 2015 poetry collection Hook - describing "the experiences of women living in emergency shelters and on the streets of Toronto" - mentioned by Mark Abley, editor (and poet himself) of the McGill-Queen's University Press (MQUP) in an article "Green Notes in the Field"
  • January 31, 2018 PhD Candidate in the Critical Disability Studies graduate program, Douglas Waxman, elected President of the Board of ARCH Disability Law Centre