Events Archive

Member Survey

The Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) would like to thank everyone who completed our online DHRN Member Survey. We had a good response in the number of questionnaire’s filled out. The responses you provided will be invaluable to the Network’s ongoing evaluation, improvement and relevance to its members.

The winners of the $50.00 gift cards from Chapters-Indigo Books are:

Marie Molloy
Catherine van Mossel
Lesley Soril
Cheryl Sheffield

DHRN Network Assistant

We would like to welcome Pooneh Afkari to the role of DHRN Network Assistant in Vancouver. The DHRN looks forward to working with Pooneh in the upcoming months.

We thank all those who expressed interest in the position.

For email enquires, Pooneh can be contacted at


2008 CDSA-ACEI Conference

The 2008 CDSA-ACEI Conference, held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, will be at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver. The theme of Congress 2008 is "Thinking Beyond Borders-Global Ideas: Global Values." Congress is the largest interdisciplinary conference of its kind, encouraging us to think “beyond borders” while acknowledging that global ideas must be accompanied by global values. Our conference will accordingly reflect that theme with regards to disability.

Website: and CFP 2008.pdf


BC Ferries: information for passengers with special needs

If you are gearing up for summer travel  with BC Ferries, and have a permanent disability, have a look at the BC Ferries website. Discount fares are available for you and your escort.

To receive this rate, you must present your BC Ferries Disabled Status Identification (DSI) Card .

Call for Presenters

2008 Call for Presentations - WORKING MATTERS
The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) promotes workplace inclusion for Canadians with disabilities through supported employment to eliminate the barriers that prevent the full participation of these individuals.

The 2008 CASE Conference – Working Matters - will take place November 13 – 14, 2008 at the Westin Bayshore in beautiful Vancouver, BC. CASE is proud to cohost this event in partnership with the BC Association for Community Living.  The CASE Conference attracts leaders in the field of supported and customized employment, and is highly valued by leaders in the field as a high quality networking and professional development event.  

Call for Presenters

Capacity building job opportunity

The Research Associate supports and facilitates research activity and knowledge translation working to promote research partnerships with the Interior Health Authority, to facilitate research activities and knowledge transfer and exchange with a focus on Mental Health, Addiction, Substance Use and Child and Adolescent Health.

Duties include:

· Developing strategies for dissemination of research findings;

· Gathering, reviewing and synthesizing research literature on priority topics;

· Responding to requests for research summaries/research findings on specific topics;

· Supporting communication of research activities and results and promoting uptake of research findings;

· Assisting with development of research proposals, requests for data access and documentation required for research proposals and/or ethics reviews;

· Preparing and leading education and training events and participating in provincial initiatives to enhance research capacity;

· Working as part of a team, sharing ideas, collaborating on projects and initiatives, sharing information and jointly assisting with research;

· Performing other related duties as required.…