Events, opportunities, & resources


I Am Accessible Award 

Each year, we invite students to nominate someone they believe has demonstrated outstanding accessible teaching methods. The ‘I Am Accessible Award’ is intended to recognize and celebrate UBCO faculty and staff members who exemplify the qualities of an inclusive educational institution. Click here to view the Award Criteria. 

The Faculty Award 

Presented to a Faculty member who epitomized inclusive education by demonstrating equitable access to learning materials and resources used in the classroom/lab, a positive attitude towards diverse learning needs, and a willingness to be flexible while maintaining academic standards. 

The Staff Award

Presented to a Staff member who was exceptional in making student(s) feel welcomed and included at UBCO.  

Submit a nomination

Any student affiliated with the DRC can nominate a faculty or staff member. Nominations for 2023 have closed. Announcements will be made when nominations open for 2024. Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 I Am Accessible Awards. 

GAA x IAA Awards Ceremony 

The Disability Resource Centre partners with UBCO Campus Wellness & Education to present the Golden Apple Awards x I Am Accessible Awards. 

Community Events

This section will be populated with relevant community opportunities, as they become available.


Employment opportunities 

This section will be populated with relevant UBC research opportunities, as they become available. 

Research opportunities 

This section will be populated with relevant UBC research opportunities, as they become available. 


The following resources which be useful to students, staff, and faculty.

Internal UBC Resources

External Resources

Friends of the DRC 

Cool Arts Society 

The Cool Arts Society is a non-profit organization 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!

CRIS Adaptive Adventures 

CRIS Adaptive Adventures consists of a group of outdoor enthusiasts with years of experience making outdoor dreams a reality. Since the beginning of CRIS, a non-profit society, it has been their mission to provide relief to youth and adults who face barriers to getting outdoors by developing and implementing outdoor recreation programs that promote independence, assist with integration and inclusion, reduce isolation, and improve mental and physical well-being. Their purpose is to promote inclusion within society as well as improve overall well-being and quality of life for any person with a disability.

UBCO Students with Disabilities Discord Server 

The UBCO Students with Disabilities Discord Server is a space to connect, created by students for students. The UBCO disability discord server aims to bring together disabled students at UBCO as a place to form friendships, discuss our interests and passions, and in addition, pursue disabled-led advocacy, beginning at UBC. 

NOTE: This is not a DRC or UBCO service and therefore is not monitored, administrated, or managed by UBCO. It is a student-led initiative.