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Student Experience Symposium + Networking

WILAA Community of Practice invites you to our Student Experience Symposium + Networking on May 26, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. EST. You can register through Zoom 

The Symposium is a panel of three disabled students from nursing, global health, and public health who will discuss their experience accessing accommodations during work-integrated learning (WIL). After the panel, we will host a networking event for WIL practitioners.   

The panellists have broad experiences of accommodations, providing insight into the variety of accessibility and accommodation during their WIL. Some experiences speak to lifelong neurodiversity, acquired psychical and mental disability, and complex accommodation needs. In addition, the panel addresses barriers to WIL for disabled students, such as stigma and ableism, difficulties accessing the accommodation process, concerns about disclosure, and limited skills in negotiating accommodations.   

The panel and networking event will create space for practitioners to learn and reflect on their work with the opportunities and barriers students with disabilities experience during WIL opportunities.    

This panel is the inaugural event of WILAA, which developed out of a need for people who support WIL to connect and share knowledge. We believe sharing knowledge on accommodation during WIL is needed to the complexity of navigating two institutions’ accessibility processes. WILAA is a space for practitioners to help each other learn to support students while navigating these complex spaces. We aim to create spaces for practitioners to share knowledge and tools to help make the process of accessibility and accommodation easier for all involved in WIL, particularly students.   

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Event Accessibility: WILAA strives to make accessible events, but we acknowledge that we are limited by the zoom platform and our knowledge of accessibility needs. See our website to see our actions to create an accessible space. Also, if you have accessibility needs or are aware of accessibility needs that are not on the website, please get in touch with us at   

This event is partially funded by an SSHRC. It is supported by George Brown College, The Hospital for Sick Children, Sunnybrook Health Centre, The University of Toronto, and York University. 


May 26 2022


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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