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Gillian Parekh

Human rights and equity in special education

It’s time to rethink our approach to special education, says Gillian Parekh, as she and a group of fellow educators and scholars have put their energies into creating change with Equity and Human Rights in Special Education: Critical Reflective Practice Guide, as well as a corresponding interactive website.

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York-led international workshop examines data bias through disability lens

CDIS faculty and students completed a SSHRC project involved the design and implementation of a virtual community platform using Wikibase, Semantic Web, machine learning and web programming tools, to enable disability communities to upload and search for disability documents. The platform data model is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Do you have a story or event to share with the wider graduate community? We’d love to hear from our students, faculty, staff, and alumni on what’s happening in and around FGS. Our digital platforms connect us with future and current students, as well as alumni and community partners, to help tell our story.

Alumni in the News

CDS MA grad Dr. Sona Kazemi delivers Disability Studies lecture at the University of Washington

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CDS MA graduate Tamia Knight speaking on Breakfast television on behalf of the Children’s Aid Foundation.

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Understanding LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness in Canada Featuring CDS MA graduate Dr. Alex Abramovich

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The Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.