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Dangerous Disruptions Report Series and Special Event March 18

Join researcher Dr. Laura Pin and panelists including Member of Provincial Parliament Mike Schreiner on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 7 p.m. for an engaging and interactive conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on those living on low income during the first months of the pandemic. The panel also includes community leaders, and representatives from the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, Services and Housing in the Province, and A Way Home Canada.

News that Nourishes Winter 2021 Edition

We published our Winter 2021 newsletter! Check it out by clicking here!

The Centre is focused around anticipating and responding to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing. We are excited to share the projects our team have been working on, news, upcoming events and more with you through our newsletters.

Change Starts Now

The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is a community cultural and spiritual gathering space, providing resources and services to empower the community to connect to our Black history, present & future. A team of Univeristy of Guelph students had the opportunity to work with the GBHS. Below, one of the students from this team, Kamrani Doray, provided us with a blog post on the project and its importance to the community.

Allyship Workshop

Last year the Live Work Well Centre’s Sexual and Diversity Cluster held a workshop on consensual allyship where participants learned different perspectives and practices of allyship. Thomas Sasso, who co-founded the Sexual and Gender Diversity research lab, held everyone’s attention with a mix of sincerity and humour. Sasso addressed the assembled participants with ease by drawing on personal anecdotes and academic research. 

Intersectional Conversations with Girls and Women with Disabilities 

Each year the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences holds a conference meeting that brings together over 70 different academic associations to the same location. It offers a great opportunity to meet other scholars, policy makers, and practitioners to learn about research happening in a variety of fields, including the Canadian Disability Studies Association, the Canadian Sociological Association, and the Sexuality Studies Association to name a few. A past undergraduate research assistant at the Centre had the pleasure of attending this conference and shared her experience with us. The student took the opportunity to ask them what living and working well means to them. 

Make Website Content More Accessible With These Tips on Accessibility

At its best, the web makes it easier for people to share, collaborate, and provide new opportunities for all. But for the web to truly achieve its collaborative potential, online documents and software must be accessible to all users, including those using assistive devices.

Accessibility Features of Online Meeting Platforms

As December 3rd was International Day of People with Disabilities, we would like to dedicate this month's blog theme to the importance of accessibility.

This year's theme of International Day of People with Disabilities, “Not all Disabilities are Visible,” focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not always apparent to everyone at first glance, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, neurological disorders and many more.

Understanding Community Data in Community

The Displacement, Emergence and Change cluster is one of five intersecting clusters of the Live Work Well Research Centre. The cluster focuses on building inclusive cities, communities, towns and governance models that result from resource extraction, lack of living wages, and other broad socioeconomic and political shifts and challenges. With a focus on promoting inclusivity, the cluster examines how communities can be places where diverse families, livelihoods and all living environments thrive.

Snip​​​​​​​pets from the Kitchen Table

"All my Relations", led by Kim Anderson, is one of five clusters part of the Live Work Well Research Centre. Their work consists of Indigenous mentoring and networking and providing land-based learning and activities. This blog post was written by a graduate student, Emma Stelter, working in Kim Anderson's lab. Below, Emma provided us with very interesting updates on the research being done in their lab.

Interview with Angela Stanley

At the Live Work Well Research Centre, we are committed to starting from the margins. We want to make space for voices and experiences that are often left out or seen as ‘less valuable.’ People with disabilities, and especially those occupying more than one marginalized social identity, are commonly on the margins. This has certainly been the case for LGBT+ people with disabilities.

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