Accessibility, inclusion champions to be honoured at event next week

The Brock University community is invited to celebrate diversity and inclusion at an event marking International Day for Persons with Disabilities. 

“Engaging and Celebrating with Disability Communities” will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. in Pond Inlet. It will feature a presentation by Nathan Shipley, a disability self-advocate, activist and public speaker; interactive roundtable experiences with disability community members; and the announcement and recognition of this year’s recipients of Brock’s Accessibility and Inclusion Recognition Award. 

Organized in collaboration with the Office of Human Rights and Equity, the Brock-Niagara Centre of Excellence in Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Activity, and the Anti-Ableism and Mental Health (AAMH) Committee, which is a working group of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization, the event will be held in recognition of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, which is marked annually by the United Nations on Dec. 3.

RSVP is not required to attend. For more information, please contact Maureen Connolly, Kinesiology Professor and Chair of AAMH, at  

To learn more about accessibility and inclusion at Brock, visit the Human Rights and Equity website. The Brock University Library has also curated a collection of print books, e-books and films on disability and chronic illness 

Questions can be directed to or 905-688-5550 x4859. 

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