The Ryerson-RBC Foundation Institute for Disability Studies Research and Education
From 2001 to 2009, the Ryerson-RBC Foundation Institute for Disability Studies Research and Education has enhanced and strengthened the education of students, graduates and professionals committed to the rights, inclusion and full social participation of disabled people.
Both at Ryerson and within the broader community, the Ryerson-RBC Institute has stood as a research and education hub, inviting community experts, activists, scholars, artists and practitioners to enrich faculty and student experiences.
Institute activities have included:
- Creating a space for the identification, exploration and debate of emerging issues in disability studies;
- Supporting innovative research involving students, faculty and community partners;
- Profiling visiting scholars, researchers, community and cultural leaders;
- Providing an ongoing opportunity for information and knowledge sharing among scholars, community leaders and practitioners;
- Providing a focal point for creativity and innovation in disability arts and culture; and
- Promoting broader recognition and respect for a growing cultural identity among disabled people.