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The Society for Students with a DisAbility welcomes you

Come Join us Every Wednesday starting February 5th, 2014 for our weekly Pizza Mixer!

Both Gluten & Vegan Option will be available.

Enjoy good company, learning about the latest accessibility options, and learn about various available services and resources available for students with a DisAbility.  Our society is a safe space.

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: The Student Union Building (SUB), UVic, Rm. B111.

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Hi again UVic,

We have extended the deadline for our January 29th recruitment reception
to this coming Sunday, January 26th, as per the attached announcement.
Unfortunately, even though we received a number of last minute
applications, we still did not receive as many as we would like to have.

As always, we would greatly appreciate any of your efforts to distribute
the information to your students and alumni,  via email, newsletter,
calendar of events, etc. to encourage them to apply by the deadline.

We hope to see a few more applications from your students!

Cheers,
Karen

Karen Kelsey
Relationship Manager, Canada
Lime Connect, Inc.
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario  M4W 3R1
416.323.5770  phone
647.982.3250  cell
karen.kelsey@limeconnect.com
Learn more about The Lime Network at www.limeconnect.com, and join us on

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The Metis Nation of Greater Victoria is putting on a Knowledge Keepers event at UVic in the First Peoples House on January 17th and 18th. The event is open to everyone. I have attached the poster for more information.

Knowledge Keepers Event Poster

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to campus! We hope you’ve had a great Christmas break and are
feeling energized to be back at school for a successful semester.  We
would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Chronic Pain
Self-Management Program hosted by the RCSD and Health Services.

Co-Facilitators: Kristi Falconer (RCSD) and Sara Wegwitz (Health Services)

This 6-week internationally-recognized health education program teaches
life-changing self-management techniques! Through lectures, brainstorming,
discussions and problem solving, the program provides you with the
knowledge and skills to help you better manage your pain. Topics include
pain, fatigue, stress, depression, safe exercises, nutrition, sleep,
medications, alternatives, your health team, and community resources.

When: Mondays 10:00am - 12:30pm  from  Jan 20 to March 3rd  (no session
during Reading Break Feb 10th)

Where: Health and Wellness Centre – Sanderson 102 (underground floor in
Sanderson Residence)

What:  6 sessions

Who:  students dealing with chronic pain or students providing support for
someone living with chronic pain

How:  REGISTER by January 16th at kristi@uvic.ca

Come and meet other students that understand your day to day struggles and
work through this 6 session program together.

We look forward to having you join us!!

REMEMBER TO REGISTER BY January 16th by emailing kristi@uvic.ca

If this topic doesn’t pertain to you please disregard or forward to a
fellow student that may be interested.

Kristi Falconer

Student Advisor, Disability Services (RCSD)

Coordinator of Interpreting and Transcribing Services

Student Affairs

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

tel: 250.472.5557               fax: 250.472.4443

email: kristi@uvic.ca         www.rcsd.uvic.ca

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Corporate Recruitment Reception for
Students, New Grads and Experienced Professionals with Disabilities!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Post-panel networking at a recent Vancouver reception.

BMO Financial Group, IBM Canada, RBC and TD Bank Group are seeking to
connect for more than 20 (twenty) outstanding opportunities. There are
great roles for students, recent and upcoming grads as well as experienced
professionals. While the event is hosted in Vancouver, opportunities may

exist across the country and candidates from all provinces are encouraged>to apply. If you match current needs in your area, you may interview locally or via phone. Please note our event start time will be later thank you for previous events to make it more convenient for candidates to attend!


Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Format: Partner remarks followed by networking reception
Dress: Business
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Opportunities: Openings include a wide variety of positions in in
technology, finance, insurance, sales/marketing and more. Internship,
co-op and fulltime positions are available.

Please note that space is limited because of the event format, and
candidates apply to attend. Those candidates whose backgrounds best match
our partners' current needs will receive an official invitation and
details of the event in advance. Application deadline is midnight PST on
Sunday, January 19th!

To apply, log into your Lime Network account, view the job descriptionsand follow the link to our online application system to indicate your interests. And, while you're there, be sure to update your Lime Network

profile so we have your most current information.  If you have received
this notice from a friend or colleague and are a student or graduate with
a disability and not a member of The Lime Network, we welcome your
registration. Students looking for internship positions should watch for
our event in January where these will be the focus.

Not a match for this particular event? Feel free to share with other
candidates with disabilities who are. And, Lime Connect events are
restricted to candidates and partners only. Representatives of agencies or
community organizations are not able to attend, and we ask that this
intimate networking environment be respected.

Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in
the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly
accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world's
leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all

companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with>disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.

Lime Connect
2 Bloor Street, West
Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R1
416.323.5770
www.limeconnect.com                                  Copyright 2012 Lime
Connect, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Happy New Year, UVic!

I am forwarding you another announcement for our January 29th recruitment
reception in Vancouver. There is wide a variety of roles being offered by
our corporate partners for students, new and upcoming grads,  and

experienced professionals who happen to have a disability.  I'm hoping that we will receive a number of applications from UVic for this coming event which has a number of internship, co-op  as well as full-timeopportunities. We have also changed the event time to start at 6 PM to allow students and grads who have classes or other daytime responsibilities more time to commute to the reception.


The deadline for the application to attend the event is Sunday, January
19th. As always, we would greatly appreciate any of your efforts to
distribute the information to your students and alumni,  via email,
newsletter, calendar of events, etc. to encourage them to apply by the
deadline.  With so many disabilities being invisible, you never know who
could benefit from these opportunities.

We also always welcome candidates with disabilities to become members of
The Lime Network, where they can hear from us directly regarding
professional development and career opportunities and our blog "the Lower
case d" .
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The Pillars of Leadership

Do you know what today's typical company is looking for in its leaders?
What are you doing to develop your personal leadership? Join Lime Connect and our corporate sponsor, Target, for a webinar that will help you further your understanding of leadership and what it takes to succeed.

When: Thursday, January 16th
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST
To Register: Log into The Lime Network and select Professional Development Resources (closed captioning is provided)

Lime Connect, Inc.
590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10022
212.521.4469

Lime Connect
2 Bloor Street, West
Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R1
416.323.5770

www.limeconnect.com
Visit www.limeconnect.com to learn more!

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Happy New year to all!
We have some great news! Please help us spread the word.

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is looking for blind and visually impaired people in Victoria, Nanaimo and nearby areas who are interested in taking part in a two-day a week program to learn the skills of blindness, independence and employment readiness. The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind recently received a grant from the Disability Without Poverty Network to run its Blind People In Charge Program in 2014. All blind people are welcome; however, the grant specifically focuses on blind and visually impaired people who are of working age and who are currently receiving the BC PWD benefit. Please contact us to register for the program.

When:
The program will begin the week of January 20, 2014; it will run during the day on Monday's and Wednesday's in Nanaimo, and on Tuesdays and Wednesday's in Victoria throughout the year.

Where:
Victoria Location: 1st Douglas Scouts Hall, 3266 Glasgow Ave in the Quadra / Clover Dale area.
Nanaimo Location: Nanaimo 710 Club.  285 Prideaux Street.

Contact:
Elizabeth Lalonde, Executive Director and Victoria facilitator ,
250-590-9048 Elizabeth@pacifictrainingcentre.ca
Donna Hudon, Program Coordinator and Nanaimo Facilitator
250-618-0010
Donna@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

Program Description::
Facilitators in Victoria, Nanaimo and other communities will teach classes one to two days a week to a group of blind people. Facilitators and other mentors will serve as role models and will teach the basics of a variety of independence and employment skills to participants, such as Braille, adaptive technology, cane travel, confidence-building, bus transportation, resume writing and interview skills, cooking, life skills, and most importantly a positive perspective on blindness.

The groups will take part in recreational and community events; go on excursions; and hold regular discussions about issues related to blindness, the abilities of blind people, and how to cope with blindness in a positive and productive way.  Facilitators and other blind mentors will work with participants on finding job internships with local employers and on gaining other similar employment-related experience.

 

Program Purpose:

To serve as a foundation, assessment and intake for the more intensive, blindness immersion program of training planned for 2015.

To teach some of the basic skills of blindness and independence; introduce blind participants to the possibilities open to them; and educate participants about the abilities and unlimited potential of blind people.

Program Approach and Values
Program facilitators will use an innovative, strength-based method of teaching called Structured Discovery learning, which minimizes memorization and promotes problem-solving and self-determination.

Project leaders will instill a belief in blind people's own capabilities and in the limitless possibilities open to them and will adopt a non-custodial approach (i.e. it is not about sighted people doing things for the blind; it is about blind people doing things for themselves, and it is about blind teachers working with blind students to increase skills and confidence).

Program Structure:
The Blind People In Charge Program will be offered regularly two days per week in Victoria and Nanaimo with additional social and recreational events during other times.

Each month, the Nanaimo and Victoria groups will come together for joint activities.

Each program participant will commit to a three month segment and will be encouraged to commit to one or more additional three-month segments following completion of the first.

Upon entering the program, facilitators will talk to each participant about their current situation, their short and long-term goals, and together, will develop a plan with specific outcomes to be met. All plans will be developed to fit the individual's unique needs and aspirations, always keeping in mind the core belief in the ability, equality  and unlimited potential of blind people.

Every month, and upon completion of the program, participants will work with facilitators to do an evaluation of their progress.

Participants and facilitators will evaluate participant's success in reaching their set goals and commit to setting additional goals.
Second-term participants will also be expected to become a mentor to newer

Participants in their first segment. Positive growth and development of skills will evolve both on and individual and group level; existing participants will mentor and serve as role models for newer participants.

Expectations of Participants:
Commit to at least one three-month segment of the program

Take part in some additional extracurricular  community, social and recreational events, as well as occasional longer trips and conventions

Wear sleep shades during program hours, a comfortable covering over the eyes, to allow for maximum learning of essential non-visual independence or blindness skills

Use a long white cane during program hours. Dog guide users and guide dogs are very welcome; however , since the program focus is to learn basic blindness and travel / cane skills, dogs will not be used during actual program training.

Be willing to mentor others and contribute to group and individual success

Try ones best, work hard, be kind, respectful to others and open to learning

Kind Regards,

 

Liana Robinson

Office Coordinator, SSD

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Season's Greetings from Lime Connect!

I am forwarding you the announcement for our January 23rd recruitment
reception in Toronto. There is a wide variety of roles being offered by
our corporate partners for students, new and upcoming grads,  and
experienced professionals. I'm hoping that we will have a good response to
this coming event which has a number of internship and co-op
opportunities. There will also be an application for the January 29th
Vancouver Recruitment Reception opening over the holidays so hope that a
number of your students/alumni on the west coast will apply.

The deadline for the application to attend the event is Sunday, January
5th. As always, we would greatly appreciate any of your efforts to
distribute the information to them,  via email, newsletter, calendar of
events, etc. to encourage them to apply by the deadline.  With so many
disabilities being invisible, you never know who could benefit from these
opportunities.

We also always welcome candidates with disabilities to become members of
The Lime Network, where they can hear from us directly regarding
professional development and career opportunities and our blog "the Lower
case d" .

Thank you for your support of our work. Educational partnerships are vital
and your assistance in getting the word out about our programs is much
appreciated.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and I look forward
to connecting with you again in the New Year.

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014



Lime Connect's Canada board president Joe Sehl and Cory Philip recruited
for IBM at a reception for experienced professionals.

BMO Financial Group, IBM Canada, RBC and TD Bank Group are seeking to
connect for more than 35 (thirty-five) outstanding opportunities. There
are great roles for students, recent and upcoming grads as well as
experienced professionals. While the event is hosted in Toronto,
opportunities exist across the country and candidates from all provinces
are encouraged to apply. If you match current needs in your area, you may
interview locally or via phone.

Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Format: Partner remarks, networking reception and potential one on one
sessions
Dress: Business
Location: Downtown Toronto
Opportunities: Openings include a wide variety of positions in technology,
finance, insurance, fraud, sales and more.

Please note that space is limited because of the event format, and
candidates apply to attend. Those candidates whose backgrounds best match
our partners' current needs will receive an official invitation and
details of the event in advance. Application deadline is midnight PST on
Sunday, January 5th!

Also, be sure to watch for the application for the January 29th Vancouver
Recruitment Reception to open over the holidays.
To apply, log into your Lime Network account, view the job descriptions
and follow the link to our online application system to indicate your
interests. And, while you're there, be sure to update your Lime Network
profile so we have your most current information.  If you have received
this notice from a friend or colleague and are a student or graduate with
a disability and not a member of The Lime Network, we welcome your
registration. Students looking for internship positions should watch for
our event in January where these will be the focus.

Not a match for this particular event? Feel free to share with other
candidates with disabilities who are. And, Lime Connect events are
restricted to candidates and partners only. Representatives of agencies or
community organizations are not able to attend, and we ask that this
intimate networking environment be respected.

Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in
the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly
accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world's
leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all
companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with
disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.

Lime Connect
2 Bloor Street, West
Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R1
416.323.5770
www.limeconnect.com                                  Copyright 2012 Lime
Connect, Inc. All rights reserved.
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