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Join us as we celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 25 November 2022 as part of the Law Matters Series.

 

About the event

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee are pleased to invite staff, students and industry to a keynote presentation from an internationally renowned expert in disability law, followed by a panel discussion with UQ staff and students exploring an intersectional lens on opportunities for persons with disability in higher education.

The event will conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to view research projects by staff and students with a disability.

Keynote: Disability Inclusion at the University of Queensland. 

11:45am for a 12:00pm start

Facilitated by Associate Professor Paul Harpur, UQ’s leading international and comparative disability rights legal academic and 2022 Blind Australian of the Year.

Panel Discussion: An intersectional lens on opportunities for Persons with Disability in Higher Education

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Dr Dinesh Palipina, Medical Doctor and first quadriplegic medical graduate in QLD; 2020 QLD'er of the Year.

Shaun Bickley (they/them), disability justice advocate focused on disability employment policy and undergraduate student at The University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Rhonda Faragher, inclusive education advocate and Associate Professor in School of Education at The University of Queensland.

Facilitated by Celina Campas, Project Manager Disability Inclusion at UQ

Research Poster Session and Refreshments

2:00pm – 2:30pm

A chance for guests to network while exploring the poster display of research projects by UQ staff and students with a disability. Light refreshments will be provided. 

 

About International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations initiative aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. At UQ, this is a chance for staff, students and industry to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people with disability and promote inclusion.

 

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