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Good afternoon,

Please see the attached invitation to a presentation that author Howard
Eaton
is giving at UVic next week, April 2nd, on The Future of Learning
Disabilities. I believe that many of your staff and clients will benefit
from hearing Mr. Eaton speak on the possibilities that lie in the
connection between neuroplasticity and education and the current research.

This invitation is open to anyone who can benefit from hearing
about a future without accommodations and extra support. It is a free event
and all are welcome -- though registration is appreciated at
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/are-learning-disabilities-lifelong-creating-a-vision-for-a-different-future-tickets-10788036307

Current Arrowsmith Research Projects and Initial DataFriends and Colleagues,

Eaton Arrowsmith School is busy planning for our sixth academic year in
Greater Victoria.  We are thrilled with receiving referrals from a wide
range of professionals, and excited to be graduating students back into the
public or private school system with such positive results.

I want to provide you with an update about some of the exciting new
developments in research into the efficacy of the Arrowsmith Program, and
to invite you to learn more about what we offer students in Victoria.  We
all want EAS Victoria to be available to families for years to come, and
hope to get your support in providing cognitive remediation to students
with learning disabilities.

First, the *American Psychological Association* and the *Canadian
Psychological Association* have both approved poster sessions put forward
by *Dr. James B. Hale* and the BrainGain Lab at the University of Calgary
on pilot studies on the Arrowsmith Program (http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/braingain).

We have seen some great initial data for Arrowsmith Programs both in

Canada and United States, showing that
the children in the pilot demonstrated significant improvement across
cognitive and achievement sub-tests (including short-term memory, auditory
processing, fluid reasoning, processing speed, reading comprehension, math
problem solving, and written expression).  We are very pleased with these
initial results, as they confirm what has been seen for over 35 years in
students participating in the Arrowsmith Program; we are looking forward to
further research into the cognitive changes seen in Arrowsmith students.

Second, we have begun ground-breaking studies on the effects of the
Arrowsmith Program on brain structure, function, and chemistry with *Dr.
Lara Boyd* through the Brain Research Centre at the*University of British
Columbia*.  In addition, *Dr. Greg Rose* at* Southern Illinois University
*hasstarted brain imaging research on students doing the Arrowsmith Program at
Brehm School in Carbondale, Illinois, one of the leading private schools
for students with learning disabilities.  We are excited to be able to
share brain imaging studies in the near future!

If you have a client with learning disabilities struggling with cognitive
weaknesses such as auditory processing, auditory memory, visual processing,
visual memory, working memory, fluid reasoning, social perception and
visual-motor integration, please consider the Arrowsmith Program at Eaton
Arrowsmith School Victoria.  As well, if you have a client who has not
responded to achievement intervention in reading, writing and math,
consider recommending the improvement of cognitive functioning first as a
way to better prepare their brain for achievement intervention models.
Barbara Arrowsmith Young's recent presentation to the Microsoft community
in Redmond, WA regarding cognitive intervention and the Arrowsmith Program
illustrates this point.  Please find it linked here:

<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=45597576&msgid=818511&act=EN5J&c=1053859&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.microsoft.com%2Fapps%2Fvideo%2Fdefault.aspx%3Fid%3D208198>

If you have any questions about the Arrowsmith Program, please contact me
at (250) 370-0046 orjcruickshank@eatonarrowsmithschool.com, or plan
on attending our next information session at the school, to be held on Friday
March 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm.

<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=45597576&msgid=818511&act=EN5J&c=1053859&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eatonarrowsmithschool.com%2Finformation-sessions-victoria%2F>

We are also excited to be hosting Howard Eaton, Ed.M., Director of Eaton
Educational Group, on WEDNESDAY APRIL 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm at UVic as he
discusses the future of learning disabilities in Victoria, including
cognitive treatment and intervention options, based on the knowledge we
have about neuroplasticity -  the brain's ability to change and grow new
connections.  Come with questions!

Click this link: futureoflearningdisabilitiesvictoria.eventbrite.ca to
register via Eventbrite.


Sincerely,

 

Jason Cruickshank, Principal
_____
Jason Cruickshank
Principal
Eaton Arrowsmith School

Suite 200
3200 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC
V8P 5G8

Phone: (250) 370.0046

Fax: (250) 370.0034

www. eatonarrowsmithschool.com

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Event Poster

Inclusivity Workshop

Exploring inclusivity topics for UVic's diverse population.

Facilitators / Moderators:

Dr. Michael Prince, Political Science Dept.

&

Moussa Magassa, UVic Human Rights Education Advisor, Equity and Human Rights Office

 

This event is taking place on Legwungen  & WSANEC Homelands

 If you are a student with a disability and need accommodation(s), please contact us via e-mail: uvicssd@uvic.ca and we will do our best to ensure your inclusion and comfort.

 

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Congratulations to all the successfully elected UVSS Board winners

for 2014-2015!

 

You all worked hard and you did it!! Looking forward to working
with you all come May, 2014!

Sincerely, SSD

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You are invited to the Women's Centre's Open House, this Thursday, March 6th from 11am-3:30pm. All genders are welcome at this event.

We will have food, conversation, button making, and
poster-making. The Women's Centre Lounge is in the Student Union Building Room B107.

The space is wheelchair accessible, children are welcome, and bus tickets can be provided.
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Inclusivity Work Shop

Exploring inclusivity topics for UVic's diverse population

Facilitators / Instructors:

Moussa Magassa, Uvic Human Rights Education Advisor,
Equity & Human Rights
&
Dr. Michael Prince, Political Science Studies
in Policy & Practice

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 11th
Michele Pujol Rm., In the SUB,

This event is taking place on Legwungen and WSANEC homelands
a light lunch with gluten-free & vegan options will be available

If you are a student with a disability and are needing accommodation(s) at
any SSD events, please email us at uvicssd@uvic.ca to let us know as
soon as possible, and we will do our best to ensure your comfort and
inclusion

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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is Lime Connect’s premier program in the United States. The program prepares students for the recruitment process and connects them with our corporate partners – PepsiCo, Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Target, and Bloomberg.  Benefits include educational workshops, leadership/skill building, interview preparation, industry overviews, and multiple opportunities to interact with partner companies. Fellows will participate in a five day Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City, webinars, organized mentor programs and a year-long post-symposium leadership program.
Open to current sophomores/rising juniors in the US. To learn more and apply, click here.

Lime Blog, The Lowercase d: Career Connect New Full-time, Internship, and Co-Op roles with Google, IBM, and Target
IBM: Finance and Accounting Co-Op, and more…
Google: Software Engineer Full-Time Role, and more…
Target: Stores Executive Intern, Operations Intern, and more… Opportunities for Lime Network Members – to learn more and apply, log into The Lime Network.

Lime Webinar Series
Getting Creative: Compensatory Strategies At Work For Network Members with learning and other less obvious disabilities Date TBD in March - stay tuned for an email update from The Lime Connect Team!
Getting Creative: Compensatory Strategies At Work For Network Members with mobility, hearing, vision and other more obvious disabilities Date TBD in March - stay tuned for an email update from The Lime Connect Team!
Demystifying Disability - Communicating Leadership & Strengths Whether, When, How to Disclose / Discuss a Disability Save the Date: Monday, April 14th, 8:00pm EST

Lime Connect Partner Opportunities
Goldman Sachs Discover GS Diversity Camps: Dallas, Chicago, Salt Lake City The Discover GS Camps are one day programs for students interested in exploring the numerous career paths in the financial services industry and familiarizing themselves with the firm's business, history and culture in our offices. The program features divisional overviews, case studies, career workshops and networking with Goldman Sachs business and recruiting professionals. Deadlines to apply vary by location. To learn more and apply, please log into The Lime Network.

Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Camp
The Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Camp is a one day program for current undergraduate freshmen and sophomore women of all majors who are interested in learning more about the financial services industry and summer internship opportunities at the firm. The program will include an overview of the firm’s history and culture, career workshops and networking opportunities with Goldman Sachs professionals. Deadline to apply is March 9th. To learn more and apply, please log into The Lime Network.

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212.521.4469

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416.323.5770

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Dear Program Participants, Staff, Board of Directors, Stakeholders,

&

Community Members.

     

     The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is a Canadian grassroots

non-profit service organization founded and run by blind people. In 2011,

the center began providing services and programs based on a positive

philosophy of blindness; with a mission, "for blind people to empower

blind people to be employed, independent and free."

 

Board of Directors

     The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is excited to announce that we

have three new members to our Board of Directors.  Welcome Jen Goulden,

Miles Motture and Gus Thorne to the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

team!  We wish to also acknowledge and thank our long-term board members;

Heidi Propp, Renee West and Gail Copp for their continued service to the

Pacific Training Centre. Please follow our future updates to learn more

about each of the members on our Board of Directors.

 

Programs and Services

     As many of you may know, the Pacific Training Center for the Blind has

begun rolling out its Blind People In Charge program.  For those

unfamiliar with this aspect of our services; this program is a

demonstration project funded by a grant we received from the Disability

Without Poverty Network and the Ministry of Social Development. Though

the grant specifically focuses on people who are receiving the PWD

benefit, all blind and visually impaired people are welcome to

participate in this program.

 

      Currently the Blind People In Charge program is operational within the

regions of Victoria and Nanaimo.  Facilitators of this program are blind.

The curriculum of this program is designed to address the service gaps in

providing employment readiness, independence and non-visual skills to

blind working-aged adults. The Blind People in Charge program is delivered

in a group format and focuses on a collaborative, positive, and empowering

/ problem-solving approach to blindness.  Throughout this program,

participants ad facilitators work together to identify solutions and

techniques to promote successful independence and access to employment.

 

      The Blind People in Charge program is delivered in Victoria every Tuesday

and Wednesday from 9:00am -4:00pm, at the 1st Douglas Scouts Hall, 3266

Glasgow Ave. In conjunction, this program operates in Nanaimo every

Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the 7-10 Club, 285 Prideaux

Street.

 

     The Blind People in Charge program is actively seeking new participants

and accepts intakes on an ongoing basis. If you would like to learn more

about  the Blind People in Charge programs please feel free to contact us

at any time.  :

Victoria Facilitator, Elizabeth Lalonde, 250-590-9048 or email at,

Elizabeth@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

Nanaimo Facilitator, Ashley Charlton, 250-816-5314 or

Ashley@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

 

     In other news, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind has expanded its

services and is now accepting contracts to provide blindness skills and

technology training to blind individuals in British Columbia.

 

 

Staff

     We are excited to welcome Ashley Charlton to our staff. Ashley will be the

Blind People In Charge Program facilitator for Nanaimo and will also be

assisting with the program in Victoria.

 

Charitable Status and Fundraising Goals

      We are excited to announce that we have received our  registered charity

status. Therefore, any donations over a $20.00 value received following

December 17th, 2013 will receive a tax-receipt. In the meantime, the Pacific Training Centre for

the Blind is seeking monetary donations  to alleviate our  operational costs and to assist us

in purchasing program materials.  Donations can be made Online, to do so

please visit our website: www.pacifictrainingcentre.ca to make donations

via Paypal or credit card. If you are donating via Cheque, please make out

cheques to the, "Pacific Training Centre for the Blind." Cheques should be

mailed to: The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind, 1355 Topaz Ave.,

Victoria, BC, Canada, V8T 4Z2. Thank you for supporting  our mission "for blind people to empower blind people to be employed, independent and free."

 

Warmly

Elizabeth Lalonde, Executive Director

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

Phone: (250) 590-9048

Email: Elizabeth@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

Please visit our website www.pacifictrainingcentre.ca

 

 

 




 

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The SSD's SAGM will be on Monday, February 24th
at 10 a.m. until noon in SUB Rm. B111.

Our Societies SAGM is open to all students registered in accredited courses who also identify as being a student with a disability.

We will be discussing the SSD’s Constitution and bylaws that were approved at the last SSD AGM last March, including changes to it if so desired by the SSD Council and Constituency.

Elections for all seats will be held SSD Council members have to be either re-elected or elected

Gluten-free and Vegan options will be provided for a light snack with cold beverages (pop or juice) and tea.

A draw for a free I-pod will be held at the end of the AGM for students that remained for the entire meeting.

If you are a student with a disability and are needing accomodation(s) at any SSD events, please email us at uvicssd@uvic.ca to let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to ensure your comfort and inclusion.

 

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The Society for Students with a DisAbility welcomes you

Come Join us Every Wednesday starting February 5th, 2014 for our weekly Pizza Mixer!

Both Gluten & Vegan Option will be available.

Enjoy good company, learning about the latest accessibility options, and learn about various available services and resources available for students with a DisAbility.  Our society is a safe space.

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: The Student Union Building (SUB), UVic, Rm. B111.

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Hi again UVic,

We have extended the deadline for our January 29th recruitment reception
to this coming Sunday, January 26th, as per the attached announcement.
Unfortunately, even though we received a number of last minute
applications, we still did not receive as many as we would like to have.

As always, we would greatly appreciate any of your efforts to distribute
the information to your students and alumni,  via email, newsletter,
calendar of events, etc. to encourage them to apply by the deadline.

We hope to see a few more applications from your students!

Cheers,
Karen

Karen Kelsey
Relationship Manager, Canada
Lime Connect, Inc.
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario  M4W 3R1
416.323.5770  phone
647.982.3250  cell
karen.kelsey@limeconnect.com
Learn more about The Lime Network at www.limeconnect.com, and join us on

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