The Critical Disability Studies Students’ Association (CDSSA) is an organization based out of the Critical Disability Studies (CDIS) graduate program at York University. The CDSSA exists to support disability researchers, artists, and activists. Our aim is to create spaces where disability researchers, artists, and activists can connect, collaborate, and share knowledge. This site is also a place where current and incoming CDIS students can learn about the students’ association, the CDIS program, and accessing resources at York.

The call for papers for our 11th Annual Conference is now open! Please see here for more details.

CDSSA 2016 Conference Poster


NEWS: Recent human rights initiative by Navi Dhanota, doctoral student in Critical Disability Studies, results in fewer barriers for students hoping to access counselling and disability services at York. Read the full story here: http://www.excal.on.ca/psychiatric-labels-get-tossed-with-new-academic-accommodations-criteria/

and here: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/01/12/york-university-student-wins-mental-health-fight.html

Navi’s interview on CBC’s As it Happens: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3402077/after-student-s-complaint-mental-health-gets-a-rethink-at-york-university-1.3402250

 Caption: Header features a metallic relief of a city.
There is a poster towards the middle of the page with white, black and red text and black abstract triangles.
The text reads:
11th Annual CDSSA Conference, Crippin’ Canada
Keynote Lecture by Dr Tanya Titchkosky, April 8 2016, 10am-5pm, HNES Main Floor
Accommodation Requests to CDSSA@yugsa.ca
The following sponsors’ logos are displayed at the bottom of the poster, from left to right: Centre for Human Rights/Centre des droits de la personne, MA & PhD Program in Critical Disability Studies, York University.