Following Jeff Preston’s Advocacy Work on COVID-19 and Disability in Canada

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On May 4, 2020, Jeff Preston (Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King’s University College, Western University) provided testimony to the House of Common’s Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) committee regarding disability in the COVID-19 in Canada. On May 15, Jeff further discussed his statements on London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen.

Be sure to read Jeff’s lead article in the CRHESI/Pillar Voices from the Margins of a Crisis series: Considering Complex Lives, Value and COVID-19

Is inclusion always a ‘good’ thing?

In this video (recorded November 21, 2019), Gail Teachman (Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University) discusses her research that asks: Is inclusion always a ‘good’ thing?: Perspectives from youth with disabilities

Join Gail Teachman and an entourage of critical thinkers for Beyond Giving Voice, a series of webinars on the ethical challenges of childhood and vulnerable population research.

Beyond Giving Voice

Beyond Giving Voice will be hosted as a series of virtual interactive symposium webinars in June 2020. We invite you to join us as we explore theoretical, methodological, and ethical implications of claims to be ‘giving voice’ to children through research. While presentations will be focused on qualitative research with young people, the knowledge shared will be equally relevant to the design and conduct of methodologies with other populations.

Online sessions will be held be held on June 4, 9, and 11, from 3PM to 5PM. Register via Eventbrite