I Am Accessible Award

Who made a difference for you this year?


I Am Accessible Award recipients 2016


Purpose of Award 

Each year we ask students who they believe has demonstrated outstanding accessibility.  The I Am Accessible Award is presented to recognize and celebrate UBC faculty and staff who exemplify the qualities of an inclusive education institution.

Award Categories 

  1. The Faculty Award is presented to an individual who epitomized inclusive education by demonstrating equitable access to learning materials and resources used in the classroom and/or lab, a positive attitude towards diverse learning needs and a good understanding that students may need different things to achieve similar outcomes in the class, and a willingness to be flexible while maintaining academic standards. 
  2. The Non-Faculty Award is presented to an individual who was exceptional in some way that made student(s) feel welcomed and included at UBCO.  This may be a staff member from Student Services, Library Services, Residence/Housing, Security, Facilities, Food Services, or any other administrative or support staff member at UBC Okanagan.
  3. The DRC Staff Choice Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional support of a student or students registered with the DRC, worked collaboratively with DRC to ensure smooth administration of academic accommodations, and actively took responsibility to promote tenets of inclusive education.

Award Presentation

The awards will be presented at a reception held during the Diversity & Equity week of the Spark Extended Orientation each year.  You will be notified if your nominee is selected and you will be invited to present the award (but it is not a requirement).

How to Participate

Any student actively registered with the Disability Resource Centre may submit a nomination form.

Deadline for Submissions: TBA for 2017

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