Student Accessibility Services teams up with BUSU to present Access Awareness Week

November 30, 2018

Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest signs a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Access Awareness Week at BU, with (from left) Madison Walker, Morganna Malyon, Andrea McIvor, Stacey Preston, Raquel Wiggins-Smith, Whitney Hodgins, and Michelle Magnusson.

In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Dec. 3, the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) and Student Accessibility Services at BU are celebrating Access Awareness Week.

Events have been planned for Dec. 3—5, with the theme this year of “empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.”

So that these events may be enjoyed by all, please contact Morganna Malyon or Michelle Magnusson in advance with any accessibility considerations. Malyon can be reached 204-727-7312 or MalyonM@BrandonU.ca, while Magnusson can be contacted at 204-727-9759 or MagnussonM@BrandonU.ca.

 

December 3, 2018

Mayoral Proclamation
  • Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Join us in welcoming Mayor Rick Chrest who will be signing a Proclamation for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, 2018, and Brandon University Access Awareness Week from December 3—5, 2018.

 

Student Panel — “What does Inclusion Mean to me?”
  • Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library
  • 1:30—3 p.m.
  • Join us to hear a BU student panel to learn about their experiences with disability and inclusion.
  • Please join us for a reception welcoming the Canadian Federation of Students, Manitoba.

 

December 4, 2018

Resource Day
  • Mingling Area, Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre
  • 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
  • Find out about services and programs in the Brandon area available for those experiencing disability.

 

December 5, 2018

Presentation —The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA): Why is it important?
  • Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall
  • 2—3 p.m.
  • Listen to a presentation on the groundbreaking government act. Learn what it means for all Manitobans.

 

Movie Night — “Finding Nemo”
  • Elephant Room, Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre
  • 6:30—9:00 p.m.
  • Join us in watching “Finding Nemo.” Following will be a discussion about portrayal of disability in the movie.
  • Families are welcome. Popcorn will be provided.