News & Events

  • Ocean Racing Adventure

    Posted on July 5, 2016 in News & Events

    Lynn Ellwood, Professor, Teaching Stream, with the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, U of T and member of the ICDR-Trinidad working group, completed Leg 7 of the round the world clipper race on June 10th and what a way to finish her journey with the team! A challenging sail through Tropical Storm Colin and then a first […]

  • ICDR Trinidad celebrates the wonderful life of Mary Scott

    Posted on April 10, 2015 in News & Events

    Mrs. Mary Scott passed away on April 1, 2015 at the age of 101. She lived a very full and interesting life and had a huge network of family and friends. She was a supporter and friend of ICDR Trinidad even before it became a formal group. Mary provided financial support for the very first […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    Posted on August 20, 2014 in News & Events

    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.

  • Understanding & Addressing HIV & Disability-Related Stigma

    Posted on June 14, 2012 in News & Events, Research

    Dr. Stephanie Nixon, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Academic Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, is spearheading a programme of advocacy-oriented research on HIV and disability in Southern Africa.  She received CIHR funding to convene a meeting of women and men with disabilities and/or living with HIV, activists, researchers and health workers in […]