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I AM ABLE: From Art to Advocacy, an Insider’s View of Students Living with a Disability


Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

I am Able

It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Community Engagement

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.



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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung


Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Career Services

Communication student and former Career and Volnteer Services staffer, Katerina Cookson, sites down with Blogger Jien Hilario to talk about her mental health journey and resources available to SFU students. 

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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability


If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

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Disclosing Disability

Mental Health

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?


Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options


Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

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