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Staff members honoured for work with students with disabilities


Michele Chittenden and Helen Connop are this year’s winners of the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award.

The honour was established in 2008 and recognizes staff and faculty who demonstrate innovation, enthusiasm and compassion in creating learning and work environments that allow persons with disabilities to enjoy full participation.

For more than 16 years, Ms Chittenden has served as the coordinator of Library Services for Students with Disabilities while Ms Connop is the Faculty of Law’s Manager of Education and Equity services.
Ms Chittenden thanked her colleagues – past and present. “It is an honour to be recognized by my peers,” she said.

Ms Connop said she was delighted, honoured and a little overwhelmed after receiving her award from Principal Daniel Wolf at a ceremony at Richardson Hall on April 9. “Anybody who works in this area knows that it’s a team effort and there are so many areas at Queen's beyond my office that contribute to this work.”

The Accessibility Award is named after Steve Cutway, a long-time Queen' employee and alumni who, over a span of nearly 36 years, has given generously of his time and commitment in advancing accessibility for students and employees with disabilities.

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