I Am Accessible Award 2017


Artwork L to R:  Samantha Mayer, Jordan Lige, Shannon Armstrong, Brenda Sperling

This is a picture of some of the nominees, guest speakers and 2 of the winners. 

From left to right front row:

Dr. Cynthia Mathieson, Provost and Vice Principal, Academic ( Guest Speaker), Dr. Janet Kluftinger (Nominee), Dr. Andrew Irvine ( Winner – Faculty Award), Shona Harrison ( Nominee),  Dr. Mark Rheault (Nominee), Dr. Shirley Hutchinson ( Winner – DRC Choice Award)

Back Row from left to right:

Dr. Ben Tippett ( Nominee), Dr. Daniel Keyes ( Nominee) Ian Cull, AVP Students ( Guest Speaker)

2017-2018 Nominees are:  Ruthann Lee, Dr. Shona Harrison, Dr. Daniel Keyes, Dr. Hussein Keshani, Dr. Mercedes Fernandez-duran, Dr. Ben Tippett, Dr. Carolyn Szostak, Dr. Jan Cioe, Dr. Hugo de Burgos, Eva-Marie Kovacs Kowalke, Dr. Mark Rheault, Dr. Janet Kluftinger, Dr. James Bailey​.

2017-2018 Winners of the Faculty Category

Matthew Rader and Dr. Andrew Irvine.

2018-2018 DRC Choice Award Winners

Dr. Shirley Hutchinson and Dr. Tamara Freeman

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 for the 2017-2018 academic year will be presented at a reception TBA.  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.

Deadline for Submissions: TBA for 2018

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