Help us Sign the Petition

Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) is writing to ask for your support regarding an urgent issue occurring at the University of Toronto. Post-secondary institutions across North America have been adopting university-mandated leave of absence policy (UMLAP). This policy gives the university the ability to use excessive discretionary power, lacks transparency, increases stress for students’ whoContinue reading “Help us Sign the Petition”

September 2021

In this edition of the student spotlight we will be featuring a series of poems by Marjan Zarifi. Author Responses: What is your artwork about? What is your objective in this piece? The poems I wrote come from my personal experiences experiencing diaspora as an Afghan-Canadian, while also taking into consideration the experiences of theContinue reading “September 2021”

Resisting UMLAP, 2017-2018

Archived on March 26th 2021 During the Fall 2017 Term, the University of Toronto administration brought forward the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy for approval.  Student led organizing resisting this policy, and a letter to from the Ontario Human Rights Commission outlining human rights concerns raised by the policy, were effective in having the policyContinue reading “Resisting UMLAP, 2017-2018”

Surviving Together; A Self-Advocacy Workshop for Disabled Students

Join Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) for a short workshop on self-advocacy in post-secondary settings. Topics covered in this workshop: navigating academic accommodations self-advocacy tips introduction to campus resources and services for disabled students introduction to Students for Barrier-Free Access’ resources and services Date: Tuesday October 6, 2020Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Register here: workshop will takeContinue reading “Surviving Together; A Self-Advocacy Workshop for Disabled Students”

SBA Film Night & Online Discussion (A Queer Orientation Event)

Join the SBA Centre on Thursday September 24 for a Watch Party! We will be screening a selection of animated short films covering themes of disability, race, sexuality, gender, and love. The screening will be followed by an online chat. You are welcome to join for just the screening or just the chat afterwards. Date:Continue reading “SBA Film Night & Online Discussion (A Queer Orientation Event)”

Save the Date: SBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020Time: 6-8pmLocation: Online via Zoom Save the date for Students for Barrier-free Access’ Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an opportunity to meet our team, learn about what SBA has been doing over the past year, and vote on bylaw changes and our new Board of Directors. Are you interestedContinue reading “Save the Date: SBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)”