disabilities

A tinkerine employee shows off a face shield, in front of boxes of face shields for the deaf and hard of hearing

B.C.-based company partnering with non-profit to provide face shields to deaf, hard of hearing community

Initiative aims to overcome communication challenges posed by traditional personal protective equipment In response to COVID-19, two B.C.-based organizations are producing face shields, a type of personal protective equipment (PPE)…

Behind the scenes of Ampuseek, the newest face of amputee advocacy

For some, the University of Victoria may not be the first place that springs to mind when amputee advocacy is brought up, but two second-year UVic students are taking the…

UVic responds to petition supporting student excluded from convocation

UVic students and community members are rallying behind Nathan Bodie, a student with autism who may not be allowed to participate in his graduation ceremony due to his enrollment in…

New guide dog certification might be barking up wrong tree

On Jan. 18, 2016, the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act came into effect,  modernizing service and guide dog guidelines in B.C. The certification is optional, but is meant to…

Practice makes practice

Week 1 – Asana: Creating Ease in Body We use bear breath in the gorilla pose, then transition into curved dolphins. Our summer camp cool-down activity is yoga. My 9-year-old…