null Panel | CHALLENGING PREJUDICES: HOW AND WHY TO INTEGRATE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES INTO WORK AND RESEARCH
On December 3, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of persons with disabilities. This day is an opportunity to make visible the contribution of people with disabilities in society and to reinforcing the importance of securing their rights so they can participate fully, equally and effectively in society with others, and face no barriers in all aspects of their lives.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) joins this celebration with a panel on the contribution of people with disabilities to our work. Among its goals, the RI-MUHC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan aims at communicating and celebrating institutional diversity. Accordingly, this panel will offer experienced- and research-based insights on recruiting and retaining people living with disabilities, the challenges and good practices to ensure an inclusive work and research environment for this population, and the contribution of people with disabilities to more innovative work and research.
- Overcoming obstacles: the experience of being a researcher or an entrepreneur living with a disability
- Challenging prejudices: practical ways to recruit and integrate persons with disabilities into work and research environments
- How diverse abilities contribute to problem-solving and innovation
- Good practices and lessons learned from creating work and research environments more inclusive and open to the contribution of people with disabilities
- What research tells us about the integration and contribution of people with disabilities into work and research
- Véronique Leduc Canada Research Chair on Cultural Citizenship of Deaf People and Cultural Equity Practices (UQAM)
- François Bernier Founder and President Horizon B2B
- Fatoumata Bah Lead Accessibility Specialist at Open. Collaboration for Cognitive Accessibility
Date: December 6, 11:00 a.m.
Place: RI-MUHC Auditorium or Online.
Duration: 90 minutes. (1-hour presentation, 30 minutes for discussion).
Come in person, you might win a surprise gift