The Peer Support Group for Graduate Students with Disabilities has been created to build a community for students with disabilities. Through this Peer Support Group we hope to create space for students to:
- meet old friends/colleagues and make new friends
- engage in group discussions
- share skills and learn new ones
- learn from each other’s experiences navigating grad school
Peer support is a way for us to build community, share knowledge and experiences, and provide support to and connect with others who share similar struggles. Peer support extends the opportunity to take on a mentorship role, if desired. Coming together in support of each other. We hope you will join us.
Our first meeting will be Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
Location: SBA Centre Meeting Room
Please note that the SBA Centre is an accessible venue.
This peer support group is a collaboration of Disability Visibility and Students for Barrier-free Access.
Disability Visibility is an accessible, graduate student-run mentorship program. The program centres around peer mentoring with new and returning graduate students at the University of Toronto.
Students for Barrier-free Access is a student-led non-profit that centres the leadership of disabled people. We work from a Disability Justice framework and advocate for the removal of barriers to accessing postsecondary education.