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Othering and Diverse Abilities: Barriers to Employment

March 12, 2020

Othering and Diverse Abilities: Barriers to Employment

A public dialogue-archive that considers the barriers that people with diverse abilities/disabilities face when seeking employment.

About this Event

Thursday, March 12th
Simon Fraser University | Surrey Campus
250-13450 102 Avenue,
Surrey, BC
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Join SFU Semester in Dialogue as we discuss how those with disabilities (both visible and invisible) are challenged in their search for work, and how we can reduce those barriers.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded and traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations. This land was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over in any way.


This public dialogue-archive is taking place Thursday, March 12th in Classroom 3200 of the Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus, located at 250-13450 102 Ave, Surrey, BC. Doors open at 1:00pm for registration, the event itself starts at 1:30pm.


This event's location is serviced by elevators and there are wheelchair accessible washrooms on site. Chairs will be provided for all participants and tables close to speakers will be set aside for people with mobility needs. We aim to host a scent-reduced event. ASL interpretation will be provided at request - please contact if you require an interpreter.

Please contact if you have any additional accessibility concerns. We will try our best to address these concerns and will follow up with you to confirm accommodations.


Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Vegan/vegetarian options are available.


We ask all participants to commit to participating in a respectful manner, which contributes to building a safe and welcoming space. Please acknowledge that any disrespectful or harassing behavior may result in your removal or banning from future events.

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