Equity and Accessibility

Accessibility Awareness Day proves educational

Accessibility Awareness Day photo

Dion Carter, equity and human rights manager, and Denise Livingston, administrative assistant in the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, staff a booth during Accessibility Awareness Day activities Tuesday in the CAW Student Centre. Students, faculty and staff learned about a variety of topics during the day-long series of sessions on the theme “Building an Accessible Community.”

Thursday events to anticipate International Women’s Day

What does feminism mean today? What does it look like?

Writer Nicole Baute will discuss what it means to identify as a feminist today in a free public presentation Thursday, March 7, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Baute is co-editor of EAT IT, a collection of women’s writing on food and gender politics due out this spring. Her fiction has been published in Joyland Magazine and The Feathertale Review, and her journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, Open Book: Toronto, and several Canadian newspapers.

Day dedicated to accessibility awareness

About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability—one in seven Ontarians. Over the next 20 years, this number will rise to one in five.

Agnes MacKillop, compliance assistance training officer with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Keynote Speaker, will discuss how we can all help to ensure they are able to participate fully in society in her free public presentation, “Join our Journey toward an Accessible Ontario,” as the opening keynote of today’s Accessibility Awareness Day.

Hundreds entranced by cultural festival

The Celebration of Nations was a wonderful opportunity to share his culture, said Navpreet Singh. The master of engineering student was part of a group which performed a traditional Punjabi dance marking the harvest.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our folk dance,” he said following the performance Thursday in the CAW Student Centre. “We are showing our culture to the whole world.”

Open house donations “priceless” for Colombian children

Donations by guests at the Office of Human Rights Equity and Accessibility open house on December 10 have put a smile on the faces of some children in Bogota, Colombia.

The office collected clothes and a variety of school supplies for the Children of the Andes Foundation as well as a gift of $30 from an off-campus donor and one of $250 from a campus “secret Santa.”

Organizers issue call for participation in Accessibility Awareness Day

Organizers of Accessibility Awareness Day, March 5 on the University of Windsor campus, have issued a call for proposals inviting presenters to share their expertise and experiences on the theme “Building an Accessible Community.”

The interactive day will provide an opportunity for members of the University community as well as members of the broader Windsor-Essex community to come together to learn about and discuss accessibility initiatives.

Topics to be discussed include:

Open house to outfit Colombian schoolchildren

An open house reception in observance of International Human Rights Day, December 10, will support schoolchildren in Bogotá, Colombia.

The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility is hosting the event Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at 310 Sunset Avenue. The campus community is invited to mingle, to enjoy some light refreshments and finger foods, and to help to a good cause.