While summer is, for many students, a time to save up for an eighth of a year's tuition (or five months rent) through the Federal Student Workers Program or Manitoba's Green Team program, for students with disabilities those living with mental illness and neurodivergent students, it is also a time of financial exclusion.
Society has labelled persons with disabilities and neurodivergent people as burdens for the past several centuries.
Starting in 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has begun a $100-million campaign centred around breaking down the stigmas surrounding mental health. Further, jack.org, a campus-centred organization also began in 2010, with the goal of increasing awareness of mental health and mental illness
The current buzzword vibrating across the music scene is the term accessible. It’s mentioned in Facebook events for shows, on venue pages and used haphazardly across the industry.
Ableism within university institutions is consistently permitted, accepted and encouraged, and the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is no exception.
Through November and December, 93 members of the CanLit elite signed a letter shaming the University of British Columbia (UBC) for their lack of due process in regards to the treatment of the Steven Galloway case.
It’s easy to avoid conversations about sexual assault, and Canadian institutions have been fairly successful in doing just that. Sexual assault is a rampant issue across post-secondary institutions in North America. It doesn’t just happen at large American colleges, despite Canadian post-secondary institutional rhetoric.