Nov. 17: Distinguished Speaker Series goes virtual
For the 2020-21 season, the Distinguished Speaker Series will be delivered in a virtual setting
The first speaker of the season, hosted by the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Hadiya Roderique wrote about "Being Black on Bay Street" in a 2017 Globe and Mail article that blew open a conversation across Canada on racism.
The dialogue she helped to spark she continues on November 17. To register or find out more, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca
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Athletics and Recreation is introducing a reduced sensory environment to The Hangar for Thrive month. The new environment increases accessibility for persons with disabilities -- including reduced light, noise and increased staff support.
For these accessible sessions, be sure to familiarize yourself with the Hangar and its new appointment-based workouts. There will be a kickoff event on November 4 and workout time slots are available on November 11, 18 and 25.
Recording: The potential for Black studies programs in Canada
On October 23, the UBC community joined together for a conversation on the landscape of Black studies programs in Canada with Professor Andrea A. Davis from York University and Professor Handel Kashope Wright from UBC Vancouver
Sarah Dow-Fleisner, assistant professor of social work.
Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements
Researchers say there is no consistent way to evaluate the quality of care
New research is proposing a novel screening tool to assess the quality of care in kinship foster care placement settings.
Kinship caregiving—placing a child in a relative’s home if the child cannot safely stay in the family home—is becoming more common and is a preferred option for children, says UBC Okanagan Assistant Professor Sarah Dow-Fleisner.