News & Events
Posted on June 2, 2015 in News & Events
This paper by Beavis et al presents findings from a qualitative study exploring perspectives regarding content on postcolonialism and health that should be included in Canadian healthcare training programs. Click here to read the paper.
Posted on May 2, 2015 in News & Events
Dr. Nixon and partners in South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia launched a free website for health workers to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV throughout Africa. For more information click here.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]