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Employer attitudes and the employment of people with disabilities: an exploratory study using the Ambivalence Amplification TheoryDownload
Labor force statistics and other evidence have demonstrated that people with disabilities are under-represented in the work place in Canada and abroad. While an assortment of factors likely contributes to this disparity, the attitudes of employers towards hiring people with disabilities are often...
Shankar, Janki, Zulla, Rosslyn, Sears, Alexander, Lai, Daniel, Warren, Sharon, Tan, Shawn, Liu, Lili, Nicholas, David, Couture, Jennifer
Many individuals with mental illness want to return to work and stay in employment. Yet, there is little research that has examined the perspectives of employers on hiring and accommodating these workers and the kinds of supports employers need to facilitate their reintegration into the...
Enhancing the Physical Education Experiences of Students with Disabilities Through Collaborative Professional Development
SSHRC IDG awarded 2021: My SSHRC funded doctoral research explored teachers’ and EAs’ experiences with PD for inclusive PE and determined that practitioners are not equipped with the knowledge and tools on how to collaborate with each other to provide inclusive learning environments....
Evaluation of Assistive Technology Resources for Access to Hands-On Activities by Students with Disabilities, and Assistive Technology Teams
SSHRC PEG Awarded 2018: Two in-depth case studies will evaluate use of Lego Mindstorm robots and teaching materials developed specifically for these as math aids, by students with hand-based disabilities, their teachers, and Assistive Technology team. Quantitative data collected will include 1)...
Everyone's just like, they're fine, and when in reality, are we? Stories about recess from children experiencing disabilityDownload
Recess can be a valuable and significant experience in children’s lives that provides opportunities for outdoor free play and engagement with peers; however children experiencing disability often withdraw or are excluded during recess. The recess context has received little attention from an...
Disability simulations are experiential learning activities that have been used to simulate the functional and cultural experiences associated with disability. Despite their widespread use in post-secondary settings (e.g., physical education, recreation, medicine, and nursing), there is...
Neoliberal capitalism has internalized communication within its basic operations and thus enabled the rise of the so-called “information society” and “semiocapitalism.” In this dissertation I argue that the demand for maximal connection and information flow takes an embodied toll on its subjects....
In this thesis, I use Foucault’s methods of discourse analysis and genealogy, and my own experiences as a Paralympic athlete, to analyze and critique the power relations of the Paralympic Movement. In Chapter 1, I contextualize my study by discussing relevant literature in Critical Disability...
It Might Be ‘Us’ Not ‘Them’: An Autoethnographic Reflexion of Ableist Practices in Adapted Physical ActivityDownload
Adapted physical activity (APA) is an area of scholarship and professional practice situated across the medical, social, and most recently, resistance and radical models of disability. As APA scholars begin to shift towards more critical and social justice lenses of disability and movement...