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City of Kingston - Celebrating Accessibility Awards 2016

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards

Celebrate accessibility

The City, in partnership with the municipal accessibility advisory committee (MAAC), is accepting nominations for the Celebrating Accessibility Awards.

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards recognizes a person, group or organization that has made or is making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston.  

This year’s awards have expanded to include multiple categories: education, employment, recreation, customer service, built environment, volunteer, youth and other. Nominate an initiative before Oct. 28, 2016.

On Dec. 1, join the award winners and special guest speaker Anna-Karina Tabuñar for a screening of her film “Talent Untapped.” "Talent Untapped" is a film, a movement, a tribute to people with visible and invisible disabilities. They prove that talent comes in all sizes, ages and abilities. Free registration is required for this event.

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Career Fair - September 27, 2016

Career Fair - September 27!

Our Career Fair is the premiere recruitment event at Queen's University.  It connects students with future work and education opportunities.  Follow #careerfairqueens on Twitter for updates and info about this event. 

Come get your picture taken for free at our professional LinkedIn Photo booth!

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ALL IN's 2nd Annual All Inclusive Picnic - Thursday, September 22nd

ALL IN's 2nd Annual All Inclusive Picnic

all in's inclusive picnicYou're invited to ALL IN's 2nd Annual All Inclusive Picnic (formerly St. Mary's Spinal Cord Injury BBQ), on Thursday, September 22nd, from 2:00pm-7:00pm at Lake Ontario Park.

We'd love to see you and your friends/family attend for a fun-filled afternoon with some great food!

Please be sure to register by Thursday, September 15th, as we need final numbers for food. RSVP: katie@all-in-ontario.com

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Mackintosh-Cory Hall elevator work extended

Mackintosh-Cory Hall elevator work extended

Friday August 12, 2016

Due to additional unforeseen circumstances, work associated with the modernization of the Mackintosh-Cory Hall north passenger elevator (EL1641) will continue through the week of Aug. 22-26. A separate notice will be issued in the event that this equipment is restored to service earlier than currently forecasted.

Building occupants and visitors to Mackintosh-Corry Hall may access to the upper levels of the building via the south passenger elevator (EL1643) as well as interior building links from Dunning Hall, Macdonald Hall, and Robert Sutherland Hall - see Campus Accessibility Guide – Mackintosh-Corry Hall for details. In addition, wayfinding signs are posted to assist occupants and visitors in locating the nearest available elevator or accessible link.

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Concrete-removal work near Chown Hall

Concrete-removal work near Chown Hall

Wednesday August 10, 2016

A contractor, working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, will be breaking/removing a large section of concrete located on the east side of Chown Hall between Aug. 10-19 (weather permitting). The scope of work includes laying new sod and the creation of a new sidewalk. There may be intermittent noise disruptions while this work is in progress.

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Accessibility Café - Queen’s Facilities Accessibility Design Standards (QFADS) April 25th

Accessibility Café - Queen’s Facilities Accessibility Design Standards (QFADS)

door with accessible signage and automatic door openerWhen: Monday, April 25th, 2016 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

With: Campus Planning and Development and Bob Topping, Architect

Refreshments will be served.

Help us create Queen’s Facility Accessibility Design Standard (QFADS). Join us and bring your ideas to a stakeholder consultation to develop a leading-edge QFADS.

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Accessibility Cafe with David Lepofsky Jan 22

Accessibility Cafe relaunches January 22, 2016 with David Lepofsky

Head shot of David LepofskyPresented by: Accessibility Queen’s and the Equity Office.

When: Friday January 22, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Would you like to help over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities tear down the many accessibility barriers that impede them from getting full access to jobs, public transit, education and all that Ontario has to offer its residents? We encourage all to attend. This Café is open to the general public and all in the Queen’s community (students, staff, and faculty). We want you to come, whether you have a disability, or know someone who has a disability, or could get a disability later in life. That includes everyone!

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Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University

OPIRG is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston (OPIRG) is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016 academic year: Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University.

This grant, eligible to Queen’s University students, seeks to fund research that examines how, we as a campus, understand accessibility and how we do, or don’t, practice an accessibility politic.

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