Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities conference at St. Francis Xavier University

Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities

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Join us at St. Francis Xavier University (St.F.X.) on August 26th-27th, 2019 for a two-day gathering that explores questions of disability, access, equity and education from diverse perspectives. St.F.X. is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

The main goals of this gathering are to share knowledge, inspire curiosity, and develop meaningful relationships among people and groups in the interest of creating and sustaining equitable and welcoming communities.

The program includes activities designed to stimulate conversation and creative approaches to disability and difference in university, education, work and community settings. Conversations will encourage consideration of disability in all its diversity, and will be guided by invited leaders from across the Atlantic region and Central and Western Canada. This will provide a foundation for a network connecting universities, organizations and communities.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone. Day 1 will close with a networking dinner at the Social Enterprise and Convention Centre, 75 St. Ninian Street, Antigonish.

Accessibility: Mics will be used and CART will be provided. All activities will be in one building that is designated as scent-free and has barrier-free and single stall washrooms and a quiet space on site. Parking is included and adjacent to the building. Please let us know of any information or questions about access and accommodation by emailing:

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the organizers at Updates will be posted here.

For visitors to Antigonish, accommodations are available at the Maritime Inn, Antigonish: website: 

While you are here, stay a while! Information about some of Antigonish's many attractions can be found via the following link:…/northumberland-shore/antigonish

Featured Speakers:

Tanya Titchkosky, Dept. of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto

Anne McGuire, Equity Studies Program, New College, University of Toronto

Claudia Malacrida, VP Research, University of Lethbridge

Susan Hardie, Executive Director, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies

OmiSoore Dryden, James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University

Cynthia Bruce, Education, Acadia University

Donna Trembinski, St. Francis Xavier University

Amanda Casey, St. Francis Xavier University

Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, Coady Institute

Elizabeth Kell, St. Francis Xavier University

Megan Fogarty, St. Francis Xavier University

Sarah Reddington, Mount Saint Vincent University

Jane Dryden, Mount Alison University

Kelly Fritsch, Carleton University

Patricia Douglas, Brandon University

Joanne Tompkins, St. Francis Xavier University

Chris Gilham, St. Francis Xavier University

Erin Austen, St. Francis Xavier University

And Many More!