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Thursday 15 March
Location: Leacock Building Room 232
Mind the Gap: Putting Disability Studies on the agenda at McGill

Panellists include Tara Flanagan - Dpt of Education and Counselling Psychology
Jonathan Sterne - Dpt of Art History and Communication Studies
Paige MacDougall - PhD candidate in Dpt of Anthropology
Melanie Benard - Student in the Law Faculty 

A Panel of faculty and students will discuss why disability studies is important then take questions and discussions points with the audience.

Location: Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall, Room 118 
When Disability is not physically obvious, who cares?
This panel will provide a safe space for graduate students to discuss their reflections on visible and invisible disabilities. Frederic Fovet (Director of OSD) will lead the panel with a group of Grad students and discuss support issues for graduate students. FOr more information see the poster 
Brown Building Room 3001 
Therapeutic Paws of Canada will be in the building, back by popular demand, come and pet a dog and release that stress.

Friday 16 March

OSD Open Day
come and see our adaptive technology, ask questions and find out more about what we do

Student Services Brown Building, Suite 5001
Walk in my World:  Aboriginal Peoples with disabilities

Want to learn more about unique challenges faced by Aboriginal people with disabilities?  Paige Isaac, Coordinator of McGill’s First Peoples’ House and Michael Dell, host of “Walk in My World” will be here to discuss.
Michael Dell is 38 years old and resides in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec. He was born with Cerebral Pasy. Mike attended the McKay Center from age 4-21 yeas old and also John Grant School in Lachine, Quebec from 18-25 years old. Currently, he is attending the Kahnawake Learning Center (KLC) to improve on various subjects. While attending the KLC, Mike Created the show Walk In My World with the assistance of KLC and Mohawk TV. It was created to give a voice to the people with various disabilities, as well as to educate the community of Kahnawake on disabilities. Michael believes he brings a unique perspectives because he lives with a disability. He states that, “I do not pretend to know about every disability,” and is learning just as the community is with the creation of each show. “I take pride in what I do and try to deliver a good product with love and respect for everyone to enjoy.”

Plenary by Frederic Fovet, OSD Director on 
Learning to Teach - GPSO and TLS host a day of learning for Grad students 
Register to attend  

Monday 19 March
Location: Faculty of Law, McGill University, Rm 312
Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St.

Mental Health Crisis in the Criminal Justice System
Panel Discussion - 
Justice Marie Brouillet (Montreal Municipal Court - Mental Health Tribunal)

Me. Lucie Joncas (Desrosiers, Joncas, Massicotte)
Prof. Anne Crocker (McGill University, Psychiatry Dept. and Douglas Hospital Research Center)
Agent Michael Arruda (Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal)

The Disability and the Law Portfolio of the Human Rights Working Group invites you to a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system. Panelists will discuss initiatives aimed at addressing the over-representation of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system, including the development of Mental Health Tribunals. 

Presentations will be in English and French. A light snack will be served. For more information, e-mail:

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