First-year Dawson Social Science student Abigaëlle Vasseur is one of seven CEGEP students in Quebec to win a bursary for research work this winter semester. Abigaëlle joined Dawson’s Adaptech Research Network. AbiVasseur First-year student wins research bursary
Catherine Fichten and Jennison Asuncion, co-directors of the Adaptech Research network, and Rosie Arcuri attended the 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Catherine Fichten and Rosie Arcuri presented at the conference.
Adaptech team member Abi Vasseur was awarded the Bourse pour stage d’initiation à la recherche au collégial 2021-2022.
Rosie Arcuri was a member of a student panel at about the experiences of post-secondary students with disabilities hosted by AQEIPS.
Catherine Fichten was appointed to the executive board of Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP), a multi-institutional provincial research center of excellence.
Adaptech’s artificial intelligence team meets with Christian Stahn of AI Pole to discuss the progress of the grant “How Can Virtual Assistants and AI-Based Smartphone Apps Help Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Succeed in their Studies?” and future directions for research.
The Adaptech team met with Dr. Rob Cassidy, Academic Dean of Dawson College to talk about accessibility and inclusion at the institution. There was also a discussion about how Adaptech can contribute to making the college’s environment more accessible/inclusive.
Adaptech Co-Director, Catherine Fichten, was invited to participate in the consultation initiated by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) as part of the development of the next Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (QRIS). The document that was prepared is available at the following URL: Consultation SQRI_2022 (1)