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Vice Principals seek nominations for Accessibility Award


Vice-Principals Patrick Deane, Rod Morrison and Caroline Davis invite the Queen’s community to nominate staff or faculty members for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award.  Established in 2008, this award recognizes the efforts of staff and faculty who demonstrate creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and compassion in creating learning and work environments that allow persons with disabilities to enjoy full participation. 

“While it is clear we all have responsibility in this area, there are some among us who go above and beyond to encourage and achieve the participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the university,” says Accessibility Coordinator Jeanette Parsons. “Whether it’s taking accessibility into account in one’s teaching practices and curriculum, or demonstrating flexibility and respectfulness when responding to requests for accommodation in the classroom or workplace, they do a lot to help remove barriers for people with disabilities.”

The Accessibility Award is named in honour of 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.

The deadline for the nominations is Tuesday, April 6.

More information about the Award and nomination forms is available at the Equity Office’s website www.queensu.ca/equity/content.php?page=accessaward

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