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Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario

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Into the Light examines local histories and ongoing legacies of racial “betterment” thinking in Southern Ontario that de-humanized and disappeared those who did not fit the normative middle-class lives of white, able-bodied settlers. In the early to mid 20th century, eugenics (race improvement through heredity) was taught and practiced in a number of universities throughout Southern Ontario, including Macdonald Institute and the Ontario Agricultural College, two of the three founding colleges that formed the University of Guelph. Educational institutions played a...

Accessibility Conference: Policy, Technology and Awareness

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Most accessibility barriers in organizations arise from issues related to policy, technology and awareness. How can organizations encourage their staff to address these dimensions of accessibility in an integrated, holistic way?  The conference organizing committee invites you to share your thoughts on these or other social, economic or political drivers that are key to transforming the accessible landscape of Ontario by 2025.     Submission deadline: January 26, 2020...

2020 Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) Conference

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17th Annual Conference of the Canadian Disability Studies Association Theme: Briging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism  The Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association canadienne des études sur le handicap (CDSA-ACÉH) invites you to our 17th annual conference taking place from May 30th – June 1st at Western University in London, Ontario. Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that distinguishes embodied experiences with impairment from the disabling effects of unaccommodating, marginalizing and oppressive societal structures...
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2020 Work + Family Researchers Network Conference

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The 5th biennial conference of the WFRN is expected to draw more than 700 researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders with work-family interests. The submission portal for sessions and presentations opens in late July 2019.  The submission deadline is November 1, 2019. More details will be available soon.

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