Society for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities can access free cooking classes starting this month 

The Society for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at UVic is offering cooking classes to supplement their established Food Security program. 
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New SSD campaign pushes for accessible online options in fall return plans

UVic has announced a full return to in-person classes, the SSD says they need to accommodate students who are immunocompromised or living with a disability The University of Victoria recently…

The myth of inclusive online learning

Students with learning disabilities face steep challenges with very little support With elementary to post-secondary school classes being moved online, students with learning disabilities are finding themselves stuck at home…

Upcoming Accessibility Town Hall to help form province’s legislation on accessibility

The B.C. government is creating accessibility legislation, and wants students’ input. On Nov. 27, the UVSS and the Society for Students with a Disability are hosting an accessibility town hall…

Advocacy group policy scrapped at tense board meeting

Consultations will take place before policy is reintroduced / Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer had barely started to introduce the agenda for the March 26 UVSS…

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how…

UVic celebrates 200 years of American Sign Language

On Oct. 6, members and allies of the deaf community gathered in the Student Union Building for an afternoon celebrating the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL), organized by…

A newbie’s guide to UVSS advocacy groups and the Board of Directors

For those of you who are new to UVic, or are otherwise unaware, this campus has a particularly active political culture. Aside from the UVSS board of directors, the Students’…

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Autism’s Own Conference steps towards making UVic a destination school

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