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Nominate a champion of accessibility for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman and Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis invite the Queen’s community to nominate students, staff, or faculty members for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award.

“I think it’s important to recognize people who go above and beyond in areas of access because there is so much of a culture that suggests that we don’t have to go above and beyond — that suggests that meeting minimum needs is all that is required,” says Kalanthe Khaiat, SPGS Equity Coordinator. “Meeting minimum needs in the area of the equity and equality doesn’t lead to either of those things. I think it’s important to celebrate people who take a step beyond those that the institution and the government say you have to take and recognize that more has to be done.”

The award, which was established in 2008, recognizes the efforts of students, staff, and faculty who demonstrate creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and compassion in creating learning and work environments that allow persons with disabilities to enjoy full participation.

The Accessibility Award is named in honour of Steve Cutway, a long-time Queen' employee and alumni who, over a span of nearly 36 years, gave generously of his time and commitment in advancing accessibility for students and employees with disabilities.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Mar. 31.

To find out more about the award or download the nomination form, visit the Equity Office’s website.