• ICDR co-leading journal special issue on Global Health, Disability and Rehabilitation

    Posted on January 31, 2015 in News & Events

    ICDR’s Stephanie Nixon is co-leading a Physiotherapy Canada special series on global health, with Matthew Hunt of McGill University. Physiotherapy Canada is currently seeking submissions related to the topics of global health, disability, and rehabilitation. For more details on the series and the topics of interest for submission, please see below.  

  • ICDR celebrates it’s 10th anniversary

    Posted on November 25, 2014 in News & Events

    The International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) celebrated it’s 10th anniversary on November 18th, 2014. In honour of this happy occasion, Order of Canada recipient, Rachel Thibeault, gave a public lecture discussing Disability in a Global Context. Members and guests enjoyed Dr. Thibeault’s lecture and enjoyed some anniversary cake and refreshments. Happy birthday ICDR and here’s to […]

  • ICDR celebrates with Imortelle, our Trinidad and Tobago Partner

    Posted on November 9, 2014 in News & Events

    An event celebrating Immortelle’s 35th anniversary was held on Thursday, October 30th. The school’s front lot was transformed into a lovely event space with tents, tables and chairs. Approximately 100 attendees enjoyed an evening that included speeches by Jacqui Leotaud, the prinicipal of Immortelle, the Chairman of the Board, and the founder of the initial Immortelle school. ICDR- Trinidad and […]

  • Global Health Summit

    Posted on October 30, 2014 in News & Events

    Stephanie Nixon, Director, ICDR discusses power, politics and privilege in advance of the University of Toronto’s upcoming Global Health Summit November 3-5: “It is well-accepted that people with certain experiences of disadvantage (e.g., lower income, race) have worse health, but what our fields are often silent on is how advantage and privilege lead to better […]

  • “The University of Toronto and Aboriginal Residential Schools: A Silent Partner”

    Posted on September 2, 2014 in News & Events

    This 2009 paper by Heidi Bohaker and Monica Dyer outlines UofT’s connections with the Indian Residential School System in Canada. Reflect on this paper as a step toward realizing recommendation #24 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Click here to read the TRC Report, and click here to read the Bohaker and Dyer paper. 

  • Study on Inclusive Education

    Posted on August 20, 2014 in News & Events, Research

    A study on inclusive education for children with disabilities in West Africa was recently conducted with funding from Plan WARO (West Africa Regional Office) and implemented by an ICDR team, led by Penny Parnes and including researchers Janet Njelesani, Donald Njelesani, Danielle Richard, Goli Hashemi, Heather Keachie and Cathy Cameron. The team also included the […]

  • Deb Cameron Honoured

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    Congratulations to Dr. Deb Cameron on her selection by the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) as one of its 15 honourees in celebration of its 15th anniversary! Details can be found in English or en Français.