How are Faculty Members with Disability across Canada Transforming Higher Education and Academia?


The goal of this project is to better understand the experiences of disabled academic faculty in Canada.

This study will include interviewing 40 adults with disabilities about:
- Concrete examples of creating welcoming and truly inclusive education
- Dreams and desires for the future of academia
- Examples of fostering mentorship among colleagues and students
- Re-imaginings of time, productivity, and efficiency in the context of "crip time" ("crip" is a reclaimed term used by self-advocates in replacement of the derogatory term "cripple", used to describe people with disabilities)
- Lessons, experiences, and desires for moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

This study includes:
1. Faculty members in any Canadian university or college
2. Self identify as disabled
3. Any faculty employment status (tenure/untenured, sessional, part-time, full-time)

Exclusion criteria:

This study is unable to include sign-language users, non-English speakers, and individuals living in cities outside of Canada.


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Contact information

Please email Dr. Alan Martino at indicated email address.

Principal investigator:

Alan Martino

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