A Snapshot of the Experiences of Graduate Students with Disabilities who identify as Aboriginal
Ottawa, October 23, 2018
As part of the “Landscape of Accessibility and Accommodation for Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities in Canada” national study, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has conducted a detailed analysis of the 2016 Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) to examine the experiences of 2,324 graduate students who identify as having a disability. We previously released reports in which we compared graduate students with and without disabilities, part-time/full-time graduate students with disabilities, and STEM/Non-STEM students with disabilities. We are pleased to now share the next report in this series where we compare look at the students with disabilities who identified as Aboriginal.
The analyses and report for this work were completed by Kathleen Clarke , a Research Associate at NEADS. She offered the following comment:
“There has been increasing discussion of how students have multiple characteristics or identities that shape their experiences in the postsecondary environment. This work addresses yet another perspective to reflect on when considering how to support graduate student success.”
Some of the findings from this work include:
The full report with the detailed findings can be found at the bottom of this press release in Word and PDF formats.
NEADS would like to thank the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) for organizing this survey and for also granting us access to the data for our analyses. Additionally, we gratefully acknowledge grant funding support for this research from the Social Development Partnerships Program, Employment and Social Development Canada, the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund, Government of Ontario and the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling, Counselling Foundation of Canada.
For further information about this research contact our national office:
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
Download and read the report here in Word and PDF formats:
AboriginalStudents Oct22 PDF: http://neads.ca/en/about/media/AboriginalStudents_Oct22.pdf
AboriginalStudents Oct22 Word: http://neads.ca/en/about/media/AboriginalStudents_Oct22.docx
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