I Am Accessible Award

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

Congratulations to our 2022 winners!

  • Faculty Award: Stephanie Tolman, FCCS (French, Languages and World Literatures)
  • Staff Award: Jessica Lowry, Centre for Scholarly Communication
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  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

Submit a nomination:

Any student affiliated with the DRC can nominate a faculty or staff member to be considered for the I Am Accessible award.  The deadline to submit nominations for 2021-2022 was March 6, 2022.  Check back here for the next round of nominations for 2022-2023!

GAA x IAA Awards Ceremony

The Disability Resource Centre partners with UBCO Campus Health to present the Golden Apple Awards x I Am Accessible Awards.  This year the award ceremony was held on April 6, 2022 in UNC 106.  Click here to view the full list of winners.

Award Categories

The Faculty Award

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.

The Non-Faculty Award

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.

Click here to view the Award Criteria.

Cool Arts Society

I Am Accessible Award recipients are each presented with a painting created by an artist from the Cool Arts Society, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing art opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Disability Resource Centre office (UNC 215) has several Cool Arts paintings on display. Stop by for a visit and take a look!