Vision, Passion, Action

Colleagues in the Spotlight...

DST graduate Cindy Mitchell is featured for her activist work as a mother and an educator in the September 2009 issue of Homemaker Magazine!

Disability Studies student Helen Henderson is a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx Ryerson U on November 27th. She is a columnist on disability issues for the Toronto Star.

Heather Willis, Disability Studies Graduate (2005) has been appointed Accessibility Co-ordinator in Ryerson's Department of Human Resources with responsibility for implementing the AODA.

Featured in NOW ONLINE!

Read Drew Penner's feature article about taking Out from Under to Vancouver.

Out From Under Goes West!

On November 19, 2009, the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad announced 36 exciting new projects to be featured as part of their upcoming program, "showcasing the best in Canadian & international arts and popular culture". We are proud to report that Out from Under is part of that stellar line-up. Click here to view the press release.

Hot off the Press!

The Summer 2009 issue of the Disability Studies Quarterly is dedicated to "A Multinational Review of English-language Disability Studies Degrees and Courses".  Be sure to read Dr. Melanie Panitch's
thought-provoking Commentary on the dramatic growth of our discipline, and the implications of Disability Studies’ ‘coming of age’.


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Our Histories Disability Oral History Toolkit

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A collage of press clippings featuring the Out From Under exhibit.

(Photo at right): A sampling of media related to Out from Under: Disability, History & Things to Remember, an exhibit produced by School of Disability Studies students and faculty.

  • This Is Madness! 2011 Opening Night Event
    You are invited to the Opening Night event for This Is Madness! 2011 – An Art show presented by students of a History of Madness. The show will feature artwork from 33 students from all five faculties at Ryerson in a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, scrapbooks and more.
    Event Details:
    Tuesday, February 1, 8:30 pm – 11 pm
    The Oakham Café, 63 Gould Street (at Church St.). The venue is accessible.
    Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served (cash bar).
    Come celebrate student creativity and engagement with the mad movement!
    The Art Show will run from February 1 – 28, 2011. Please click here for the poster.
    This Is Madness! would like to thank its sponsors: the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson, the Ryerson Student Union, the School of Disability Studies, and A-WAY Express Courier, a survivor-run business.

    Click here for the photos from the event.
Out From Under contributors and curators gather together at the ROM exhibit opening, April 2008Exhibit co-curators Melanie Panitch, Kathryn Church and Catherine Frazee pose for a photo shoot outside the ROM