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Connecting Disability

Join host Meagan Gillmore as she and her guests consider how experiences of disability help us connect with others and society.

Connecting Disability

Join host Meagan Gillmore as she and her guests consider how experiences of disability help us connect with others and society.

Recent episodes

Connecting disability to… the outdoors

Authored on July 20, 2022

It’s hard to believe, but summer vacation is nearly half over. So, today we’re talking about the importance of getting outside.

Leona Mattice is an avid birder from Elliot Lake, Ont., who has spent years encouraging those with disabilities to explore the natural world around them. She joins us today to talk about how birding helped her through grief, brought her love and what birds can teach us about life with a disability. We also test her knowledge of bird calls.

Connecting Disability… to careers and that often-elusive first job

Authored on June 15, 2022

It’s graduation season, so we turn our focus to employment and job searching. Our guest is Jack McCormick, human resources manager at Microsoft. Jack chats about how his partial sight has impacted his job search and career, and why volunteering is so important.

And – congrats to the Class of 2022!

Connecting Disability to… the medical system

Authored on May 25, 2022

People with disabilities often use the medical system, but what happens when they want to become doctors? On this episode, Quinten Clarke gives us some insight into what the medical profession looks like as a medical resident who has a disability. Quinten is the vice-president and Trainee Group Lead for the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities. Through this work, he advocates for medical learners with disabilities. He’s currently a resident physician at the University of British Columbia. He talked about how he thinks the medical system views disability, and how this can be changed.  

 

You can learn more about the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities here

Check out the Ostomy Canada Society here

Quinten mentions a February 2021 article by Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni. Read more about that article here: 

The full article can be accessed here: