Career & Disability Symposium

Monday, April 30, 2018

University of Toronto Scarborough 
Environmental Science & Chemistry Building
1065 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario
Catalyst Centre EV 152

The Career and Disability Symposium is designed to prepare students with disabilities for the world of work. This symposium includes interactive sessions, panel discussions, and a resource fair covering topics on identifying personal strengths and understanding how to leverage them in today's workplace, disclosure, accommodation and non-traditional job search and work environments.   

Agenda (updated April 16, 2018)

10:00-10:30am Registration/Resource Fair (see below for list of participants)
10:30-10:45am  Welcome and Opening
10:45-11:45am Know Yourself – Strengths Identification 
Speaker: Ruth Louden, Career Counsellor, Academic Advising & Career Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough
11:45-11:55 Break
11:55am-12:40pm Don’t Do It Alone – Student Panel
Hear from current students and graduates with disabilities who are at various stages of their career path about tips and strategies for finding work
12:40-1:30pm LUNCH and Resource Fair (see below for list of participants)
1:30-2:30pm Skills and Tools for Landing Employment - Disclosure & Accommodation
Speaker: Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Head of Research and Chief Accessibility Officer for the CNIB, and the Director of Research for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students. 
2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-3:30 pm Keynote: Maayan Ziv, Activist, Photographer and Entrepreneur
3:30-4:00pm Closing Remarks: Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai 

What to expect [Word Doc]

Resource Fair Participants

Academic Advising & Career Centre
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Canadian Hearing Society
Epilepsy Toronto
Magnet Network
Ready, Willing and Able (Autism)
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario



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The Career & Disability Symposium is proudly supported by U of T's Affinity Partner, TD Insurance 
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Get Hired Conference 
Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3, 2018 
University of Toronto Scarborough | 1265 Military Trail

The Career & Disability Symposium leads into the Get Hired Conference, a 3-day event to prepare soon-to-be and recent graduates with the job search skills you need to succeed.  
For more information see:  

Friday May 4, 2018 
University of Toronto Scarborough | 1265 Military Trail

All Symposium participants are also invited to attend, at no cost, the Leader 2 Leader 1-day professional development conference on Friday, hosted by Development and Alumni Relations.  
For more information:

A partnership of the University of Toronto Scarborough and NEADS
Academic Advising & Career Centre     AccessAbility Services