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TRAIL Lab- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
Ableism and academia
Ottawa, Ontario
June 8, 2022
About Webinar:
Faculty and staff with disabilities are significantly underrepresented within academia and experience alarming rates of discrimination, social exclusion and marginalization. This presentation discusses the findings of a systematic review focusing on the experiences and impact of ableism among faculty and staff including experiences of disclosure, accommodations, negative attitudes and impact of ableism on health and career development.
Dr. Sally Lindsay
Dr. Sally Lindsay is a Senior Scientist at Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto. Her PhD is in the Sociology of Work and Health. Her research focuses on the social inclusion and participation of children and youth with disabilities, especially as they transition to adulthood and into the workplace. She has 140 publications, 150 invited presentations and has been awarded 20 peer-reviewed grants totalling over $6.5 million as a principal investigator from SSHRC, CIHR among others. She was recently elected into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. She recently held an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation for her work on "Improving the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in the labour force". Dr. Lindsay leads the TRAIL (Transitions And Inclusive environments) Lab at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Kristina Fuentes
Dr. Kristina Fuentes received her PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests lie in workplace and labour market issues.

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