Past Events

A glimpse of some of the events we have hosted

2015/2016

  • Remembering Huronia
  • Accessibility and the AODA: Workshop
  • Deliciously Disabled

2014/2015

  • A talk with Michael J Prince
  • AJ Withers: Austerity and Disability
  • Graduate Student Social
  • Library Open House

2012/2013

  • CDSSA sweatshirts – deadline Nov 5 @ 10am
  • Leaky Body Speaker Series – November 2012
  • Patient Built Wall Tour – November 2012

2011/2012

  •   Movie nights with discussion forum
  • PhD info night
  • CDSSA does the Disability Pride March /  Banner Making Party for the Disability Pride March
  •  Beth Haller Book Talk :

“Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media”
Date: Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Venue: Room 1156, Vari Hall
The graduate program in Critical Disability Studies is pleased to host Adjunct Faculty, Professor Beth Haller, PhD, from Towson University who will be discussing her new book entitled “Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media”.
Professor Haller’s book  is informed by 20 years of research in the area of disability and mass media, and her discussion will focus on its first chapter, titled “The changing landscape of disability “news”: Blogging and social media lead to more diverse sources of information.”
There will be a draw for a copy of Professor Haller’s book.
Light Refreshments will be served.
If you would like accommodation for this event, please contact cds_grad@yorku.ca two weeks before the event date.  Although every effort will be made to meet your request, it cannot be guaranteed.
*Caption: The heading contains 2 images.  From left: a group of CDS students smiling for the camera at a social event, Dr. Geoffrey Reaume speaking at the Chimneystack Road Guest Speaker Series during the 2008-2009 strike.
Shameless Film Screening
Tuesday, March 15 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Rm 140, HNES Building, York Campus
Co-host: YU Free Press
The graduate program in Critical Disability Studies and the YU Free Press are pleased to present a screening of Bonnie Sherr Klein’s film.

The National Film Board of Canada states that art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five individuals with diverse disabilities.
Klein’s film explores the transformative power of art, dispels the myth of disability as tragedy, and celebrates the rich wholeness of these diverse and full lives.
Following the film there will be facilitated small group discussions.
UPDATE: Bonnie Sherr Klein will be available through Skype for a Q & A Session after the film.
*Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsor: Faculty of Graduate Studies
*If you would like accommodation for this event, please contact cds_grad@yorku.ca one week before the event date. Although every effort will be made to meet your request, it cannot be guaranteed.
*Caption: The heading contains 2 images.  From left: a group of CDS students smiling for the camera at a social event, Dr. Geoffrey Reaume speaking at the Chimneystack Road Guest Speaker Series during the 2008-2009 strike.
Colloquia
The colloquia is a biweekly event, which will begin on November 2 2010.  The colloquia
provides a valuable opportunity for students in the program to share their work with each other through a short presentation and subsequent discussion. This would be a great way to become more comfortable presenting to a group, or preparing for any upcoming conferences or publication submissions, as you would be able to receive feedback from your knowledgeable colleagues.
I realize everyone is (still) busy this time of the semester, but all a presentation would entail is a 15 to 30 minute talk among friends, followed by a discussion period. All I would require is a brief abstract of 5 or 10 lines lines a week before your talk.
Just so you know how much work is involved, you would need an 8 to 14 page double spaced set of notes (1 double spaced page takes about two minutes to read aloud) that could just be a simple synopsis of a past project that is important to you. While you can feel free to prepare a longer, more elaborate presentation, the larger purpose here is to encourage students to share their work and ideas with each other, promoting a greater awareness of the breadth of disability studies. Remember, you likely know more about your topic than anyone else in the program — seriously — so there is not much pressure.
Presentations will take place on Tuesdays between the morning and evening classes from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your participation in making this happen.
Peter Mackey (x82pjm@yorku.ca)
For more information, or to express your interest in participating, contact Peter Mackey at the above address.  See below for Colloquia presenters and presentations.

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