Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Deaf & Hear Alberta is proud to announce the Tom Pinder Education Scholarship, named for a long-time generous supporter, Tom Pinder.  Up to $2,000 will be awarded annually to be applied to an educational program.  This scholarship can be used for a broad range of educational pursuits with clear benefit to a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual and the community as a whole.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be Deaf or hard of hearing (with significant hearing loss) or use a cochlear implant;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Alberta for at least 1 year;
  • demonstrate a need for financial support, as determined by referral from a qualified agency or successful application for financial support (provided by Deaf & Hear Alberta).

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 18, 2018scholarship website. To learn more, visit the .

Alliance Accessibility Survey on Federal Law

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada is a group of disability organizations that is consulting Canadians about the proposed federal accessibility law. As part of this consultation process they are asking for input from people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, as well as service providers, unions, industry representatives and associations.

Input can be provided by filling out a short survey.

Undercover Recruiter: 7 Ways Students Can Benefit from LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great resource for establishing a network of contacts and discovering new professional opportunities – and according to The Undercover Recruiter, University/College is the perfect time to start taking advantage of this resource.

“The will to overcome…and inspire”

Dr. Mort Doran is a retired surgeon, associate professor of anatomy with the Faculty of Medicine, and a licensed pilot. He also has Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, and OCD. His inspiring story can be read in the Fall 2010 issue of the Faculty magazine, and in a 1991 Canadian Medical Association article (written while he was still a practicing surgeon).

Sleep Apps

Julie Stewart, Learning Strategist with the Disability Resource Centre and Academic Development Specialist with the Student Success Centre, has provided some helpful leads on addressing sleep issues through technology: apps for beating insomnia, and an app for chronic snoozing.

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