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Outstanding Scholarship Opportunities for Canadian Students from TD!

 1 in 10 students on campus today has a disability, with 90% of those being invisible. Please share with your students and departments and help us reach candidates who may be able to benefit.

Do you want to work for a top financial services company and have an exciting career in finance or capital markets? Here's a chance to do both.
The TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship Program provides recipients with a $2500 scholarship and a paid 2014 summer internship in either the finance or securities divisions with TD, a company that places emphasis on opportunity, leadership and the value of a diverse workforce.

Finance Roles for students pursuing a degree in accounting, finance, actuarial science, mathematics or business

Securities Capital Markets Global Operations Roles for students pursuing a degree in business, engineering or a related field.

Application deadline: midnight EST on Sunday, January 12, 2014

To apply for any of these opportunities, log into The Lime Network. Not a match?  Feel free to share with a friend or fellow student who may be!

Lime Connect is a global not for profit leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world's leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.

Lime Connect, Inc.
2 Bloor Street, West
Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario  M4W 3R1
Visit to learn more!

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Season's Greetings from the SSD!
We hope your end of the semester assignments and exams are going
well! Only 6 more days and we are all done! The SSD office will be open
until Friday, Dec. 20th at 4 pm. Feel free to come in, use the space for
studying, visiting and/ or networking for next semester!".
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SSD's Spooky Open House

Join us for a Spooky Open House Event.

Oct. 31st at 11am until 1 pm in SUB Rm. B111, Legwungen and WSANEC Homelands

Lunch is provided with vegan and gluten-free options available.


Win an IPod for best costume!

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Oct. 28th at 1 until 3 pm. Training will be provided on Kurzweil, WIVIK, System Access, Window-Eyes, and NVDA. 

Please RSVP to this event to 250-472-5397 or, as space is limited.

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"We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Chronic Pain Self-Management Program hosted by the RCSD."

Co-Facilitators: Kristi Falconer (RCSD) and Sara Wegwitz (Health Services)

This 6-week internationally-recognized health education program teaches life-changing self-management techniques! Through lectures, brainstorming, discussions and problem solving, the program provides you with the knowledge and skills to help you better manage your pain. Topics include pain, fatigue, stress, depression, safe exercises, nutrition, sleep, medications, alternatives, your health team, and community resources.

When: Tuesdays 1:30-4pm from Oct 1st-Nov 5th
Where: Health and Wellness Centre – Sanderson 102 (underground floor in Sanderson Residence)
What: 6 sessions
Who: students dealing with chronic pain or students providing support for someone living with chronic pain
How: REGISTER by September 25th at 

Come and meet other students that understand your day to day struggles and work through this 6 session program together.

We look forward to having you join us!!

If this topic doesn’t pertain to you please disregard or forward to a fellow student that may be interested.
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Please join us for a free afternoon of workshops on disability, sex, and pleasure for people with disabilities and the people who care about them 

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time: 1PM - 5PM

Place: Michele Pujol Rm., UVic SUB

Please check out our Calendar page for more details.

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Press Release: Autism on Campus UVic informational workshop.
Are you a student with ASD who may be going to the University of Victoria? Do you wish to learn more about what autism-specific supports are offered at the UVic? If you are a prospective student with autism, or a parent or guardian of a transitioning student on the spectrum, Autism on Campus, a free informational workshop, can show you what UVic support services are available to help meet your needs.

The Autism on Campus workshop will be held Wednesday, September 18, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, in the HSD Building, UVic, Room A240.

Keynote by psychology professor, Dr. Jim Tanaka, Director of UVic’s Centre for Autism Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) will speak about the volunteer opportunities, autism research, and innovations in autism technology that are available for students on the spectrum.

Lane Chevrier, a representative of the Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) will share knowledge about student-driven transition services for students with ASD.

Patrick Dwyer, facilitator of Authors with Autism, will share how to become part of UVic’s peer-support group for students and lifelong learners with autism.

Joseph Sheppard, founding designer of the Autism Skyward Program will speak about Autism’s Own, a peer-reviewed university journal and companion conference celebrating autism culture through the writings of adults with autism.

You will be able to learn more about course accommodations services from the Resource Centre for Students with a Disability, grant and bursary funding, medical and counselling services, recreation and food services, survival tips from other students with autism, career and writing services, how to navigate the UVic campus when having sensory issues, and much more.

Many of the speakers will be successful UVic students who were diagnosed with ASD. Autism on Campus is part of VIPIRG’s Dis(Orientation) Days workshops.

Joseph Sheppard:

Jen King:

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Two NEW Work Study Positions that can be applied for.
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Are you looking for a way to benefit your community, help others and gain valuable volunteer experience as part of a study program's entrance  requirements?  If so, please contact us by phone at 250-472-5397 OR send us an email to  or   You can also come see us in person at: SSD Room B106, Student Union Building. 
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The UVic SSD is gravely concerned with the recent B.C. government news to drastically reduce the average amount of money it spends on adults with developmental disabilities over the next three years. Click here to read the full article in the Times Colonist.
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