Comparison of Specific Populations of Graduate Students with Disabilities using 2016 CGPSS Data
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 and full-time graduate students with disabilities, STEM and non-STEM students with disabilities, and Aboriginal students with disabilities. We are pleased to now share the next report in this series. Data in this report first compare graduate students with and without disabilities and then detail responses across the subgroups of students with disabilities (Part-time; Full-time; STEM; Non-STEM; Aboriginal).
The analyses and report for this work were completed by Kathleen Clarke , a Research Associate at NEADS. She offered the following comment:
“This report allows us to see how the needs of students with disabilities vary across several characteristics. In doing so, we can reflect on how student services can be tailored to meet the needs of specific populations of students.”
Findings from this report reveal:
Overall, the findings highlight the importance of looking beyond surface level comparisons to consider what other characteristics might be shaping the student experience.
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 CERIC.
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:
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