York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) and the Division of Advancement’s Alumni Engagement team will launch a digital awareness campaign to support International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), which is recognized worldwide on Dec. 3.
The theme of this year’s campaign, which began Nov. 23 and continues until Dec. 7, is “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” The purpose of the campaign is to recognize and raise awareness of IDPD, profile York student leaders and alumni who identify with disability and help foster an inclusive environment at York for persons with disabilities.
REI and Alumni Engagement have partnered to profile York student leaders and alumni who identify with a disability and are working to help make our communities more accessible and inclusive. Their efforts will be shared on their web landing pages, the University’s LCD screens and social media.
The REI content will showcase four exemplary York University students who identify with a disability and are engaged in the campus community and beyond in disability advocacy. The REI web page also includes information about campus resources.
The Alumni Engagement content will feature five alumni who identify with a disability and have made significant contributions to their communities.
In recognition of their abilities and contributions to York University, York is committed to preventing, minimizing and removing the barriers to participation for persons with disabilities in the activities of the University, including employment, academic and social.