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October 15, 2018

We’re finally at the end of Trimester 2. Summer is almost here, but instead of frolicking in the sun we’ve all (hopefully) got our heads down studying for exams. CanDo is also busy with upcoming events as the trimester comes to a close. This year, our AGM is from 1:30-2:30pm on the 18 October, in […]

September 17, 2018

Disability and Sex/Sexuality A common misconception about disabled people is that they are non-sexual or unable to have sex, especially those with physical impairments. If they do want sex, it is often assumed that no one would desire them, and they must hire a sex worker in order to have sex. These are common misconceptions […]

August 6, 2018

Words of Wisdom from a Trimester Two Veteran It’s Trimester Two. I know, ew. The weather sucks, everyone is coughing all over each other, and it gets dark so early you come home after sunset. After (way too many) years at university, one thing I’ve learned about T2 is that it is a slog. It’s […]

July 23, 2018

On Being Disabled And Queer Disability — as I have defined in Salient earlier this year — is a diverse and complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between an individual and their environment. In Western society, ableism and accessibility issues arise in many situations. One might think that within the queer community that might change, as […]

May 7, 2018

Now that the mid-trimester break is over, exams and assignments are starting to pile up. It’s daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As a disabled student, I’ve found that the assignment crunch can not only affect my work, but also my wellbeing. Here are my tried and true tips for managing assignments. Get cosy […]

April 30, 2018

One of the questions I often get asked is if Disability Services and CanDo also include mental illnesses under the definition of disability. We definitely do! When I first arrived at university, I didn’t consider how my mental illness would affect my study. I was undiagnosed at the time, but as the trimesters wore on […]

March 26, 2018

What is disability? Sometimes the answers to questions we have can be hard to find. Spending hours putting keywords into google with no intelligible response can be frustrating and fruitless — especially terms like disability, which encompasses a diverse range of impairments. Here at Victoria, Disability Services uses this definition: “We view disability as a […]

February 26, 2018

CanDo is Victoria University’s representative group for disabled students. Our goal is to assist in creating an accessible and welcoming learning environment, and encouraging connections within the vibrant and continually evolving disabled community. If you’re a new student to university, or to Victoria, welcome! Moving from work or school to university can be a tough […]

August 14, 2017

Hi, my name is Lilli, and I’m an Academic Support Worker for Disability Services here at Victoria. Academic Support Worker roles include note taking, reading, writing for students during tests and exams, and making resources accessible for students. My primary roles are reading/writing and accessibility support. As you might expect, we are very busy during […]

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