posted on Sept. 20: Sept. 25-29 is Disabilities Awareness Week


McMaster University will be hosting Disabilities Awareness Week 2000 this year from Sept. 25-29. This year is the fourth annual week hosted by the Centre for Student Development. The goal is to promote disability awareness and accessibility on campus and in the greater Hamilton community.

Disabilities awareness is an important initiative in any community. There are more than 300 students with disabilities at McMaster who need to be living and learning in a welcoming and accessible environment and thousands more in the Hamilton community.

Through awareness-building activities such as this week, McMaster University will be a more accessible and welcoming place for everyone to live.

Following is a summary of the many exciting events that will be held during Disabilities Awareness Week.

Monday, Sept. 25

Wheelchair Basketball: Hamilton Steel City Wheelers and the Marauder men's and women's varsity teams, at 8 p.m. Burridge Gym, Ivor Wynne Centre.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Speaker: Dr. Mark Nagler, University of Waterloo, at 4:30 p.m., location TBA

Mark Nagler, author of What's Stopping You? and Yes You Can!, speaks on disability advocacy and living with a disability in the community.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Career Fair, Mezzanine, Ivor Wynne Centre

The fair will feature careers in disability-related fields. Representatives from companies such as Motorola, Bank of Montreal, Prosthetics and Orthotics from Chedoke Hospital, CNIB and KINO Mobility will be on hand to talk about their jobs, the education required and how they serve persons with disabilities in their positions.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Yuk Yuk Comedian Gord Paynter, at 9:30 p.m. in the Downstairs John

The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Honourable Lise Thibault, will be at McMaster on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to reflect on her work experience and personal life living with a disability. Time: 4:30 p.m. in the Ewart Angus Centre, Health Sciences Centre.