2019 – Collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Laura King and Alex Lussier hosted student focus groups in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The goal of the focus group was to inform policy, support the academic success of students, and decrease stigma regarding mental illness and other mental health problems.

Logo for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Copyright is https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/what-we-do/children-and-youth/students-standard

Adaptech co-director Jennison Asuncion was interviewed

Adaptech co-director Jennison Asuncion was interviewed by 1a about “Designing our world: Accessibility in tech.”  Retrieved from https://the1a.org/segments/designing-our-world-accessibility-in-tech/

Anick Legault was interviewed

Anick Legault was interviewed for an article about the semester going online that was published in the Dawson Employee News. Retrieved from https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/news/dawson-community/teachers-saving-the-semester-by-going-online/

Marie-Ève Rioux-Massie received a graduate student stipend from the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP)

Marie-Ève Rioux-Massie is a “student fellow” with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada. Its objective is to lay the foundation for a national, evidence-informed, coordinated approach to supporting people with work disabilities in Canada.

Her research topic is: “The professional integration of people with “invisible” disabilities: The point of view of advisers towards graduates of college technical programs.”

Presentation at the Active Learning and Technology Meeting

Anick Legault, Laura King, Mary Jorgensen and Alice Havel presented at the Active Learning and Technology Meeting. Anick presented videos of students using smartphones in class. Mary and Alice presented findings from recent research about the use of smartphones in class. Finally, Laura led a discussion period were we asked the audience about how they use smartphones in class.