Voices of Access and Disability in Higher Education – Opportunities for Change

Friday July 24, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Voices of Access and Disability in Higher Education is a 2-part webinar series that seeks to address and highlight disability inclusion and access. This panel was held on July 24th 2020.

This second panel explores opportunities for change, such as through community initiatives, advocacy, redesign of curriculum and more moving forward.

How can we mobilize this conversation around access and disability from individual stories of resistance & resilience to collective action and avenues for change? How can we better support our community made up of learners and educators with diverse abilities in an equitable manner?

We gratefully acknowledge Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods BC, UTown@UBC’s Community of Caring grant and the UBC Department of Geography’s Equity and Diversity Committee for their financial support to this event series.


Heather McCain
Executive Director of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods, crip doula

Laura Yvonne Bulk
Disabled scholar and occupational therapist

Deepi Leihl
Accessibility Collective Coordinator at CiTR

Hannah Sullivan Facknitz
Artist and MA candidate in the UBC Department of History

Vivian Ly
Behavioural neuroscience student at Simon Fraser University


Corin Parsons de Freitas
PhD candidate, UBC Geography

The above full recording of the panel is captioned.