Current Research Projects

Promoting Human Flourishing in the Context of Medical Assistance in Dying (2017 – 2018)

The overall aim of this initiative is to develop and share cultural narratives about the meaning of disability, frailty and suffering in the context of an emerging system for medical aid in dying (MAiD) in Canada. The initiative is guided by the legislative commitment in the preamble to the Criminal Code provisions for medical aid […]

Community Building Now! (2016 – 2018)

The Community Building Now project will engage people with and without disability to work together to research and identify civic issues that can be addressed to build a better community through action influencing positive civic change in Salmon Arm and area. This will be accomplished using Participatory Action Research to bring together a diverse group […]

“Staging, Filming & Accessing Dis/Arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy at UBC: Dis/ARTS ‘StudioLIVE’ on the Campus & in the City”

Together with partners from three Faculties (Education, Arts and the Allard School) and several Departments, the student-centered and driven a AMS and Disability Clubs and members of the Wingspan Collaborative, as well as off-campus City partners, such as the Cultural and Arts’ sectors, & disability arts NGO’s (REAL Wheels, KickStart, Gallery Gachet) will stage a […]

Wingspan “Dis/ability Arts, Culture, & Public Pedagogy: A/r/t/ographies for Access by Youth with Disabilities”. Dis/Arts-based Participatory Research Program

Wingspan Grand Opening  – October 19, 20, 21 Grand Opening Poster This research cluster asks all to imagine a world in which disabled people are leading active equitable lives with voices which are heard and respected– whose access to the 1) creative artistic practice is unfettered; 2) whose cultural contributions enter the mainstream to challenge […]

Legislation, Policy and Services Responses to Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women in Canada (2016 – 2018)

Dis-Able Womens’ Network (DAWN Canada) in collaboration with various partners have spent the last three years working in thirteen communities across Canada with DAWN InFocus initiative to gain a better understanding of the nature and extent of abuse experienced by women with disabilities / disabled women (WWD/DW) in Canada.  A clear message that has emerged […]

Transition to adulthood as goal-directed projects for youth with intellectual disabilities and their parents (2013 – 2016)

The purpose of this three year research project was to identify and describe the naturally occurring processes between parents of young adults with intellectual disability as they navigate the transition to adulthood. Researchers at the University of British Columbia worked with parents of young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They studied what parents […]

How can families engage in safe and active recreation with their children living with autism spectrum disorders? (2016 – 2018)

The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is pleased to partner with Dr. Lise Olsen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health & Social Development, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, on this project. The overall goal of this project is to develop understanding about the factors influencing how families can promote safe, active recreation and […]

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment – TYDE

Find out more at www.mytyde.ca The TYDE Project is a research project of key partners committed to improving the employment outcomes of transitioning youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or autism spectrum (ASD) disorder in BC. This important and timely initiative aligns with Provincial priorities to enhance and foster the inclusion and citizenship of youth with […]

Sex, Lies & Citizenship

Sex, Lies & Citizenship is a community-based participatory theatre project focused on improving sexual health knowledge and positive sexuality among self advocates. The research questions guiding this project are: 1) What are self advocates’ experiences of learning about sexual health and sexuality? 2) What information is needed to achieve successful sexual health education and positive sexuality? […]

How can families engage in safe and active recreation with their children living with autism spectrum disorders?

*New Project Announcement, September 2016 The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is pleased to partner with Dr. Lise Olsen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health & Social Development, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, on this project. The overall goal of this project is to develop understanding about the factors influencing how families can […]