30. January 2018 - 14:00 till 16:00
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In Conversation with SBA: The Mandated Leave Policy | Multi-Faith Centre University of Toronto | Tuesday, 30. January 2018

In Conversation with SBA: The Mandated Leave Policy

Date: January 30, 2018

Time: 2pm-4pm

Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall - Accessible entrance is located off of Bancroft Avenue.

Wheelchair accessible.
Accessible and all-gender washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
Please note that this will be a scent-free space.

Food (including vegan and gluten free options) and refreshments will be provided.

ASL interpretation will be present. If you have any other access requirements, please email vpequity@utsu.ca

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During the Fall 2017 term, the U of T community witnessed extensive debate about the proposed Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy, a policy that specifically targets students with mental health disabilities. While the policy itself is controversial, the consultation process and the way in which the policy was developed has also spurred conversation. A wide range of student groups have spoken out against the policy, demanding that either significant changes be made or that the policy be revoked in its entirety. As the University prepares a revised version of the policy, the debate among the U of T community continues.

In the second event of the eXpression Against Oppression Series, join UTSU and Students for Barrier Free Access (SBA) for a disabled student led panel which will discuss the significant impact the proposed Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy could have on individuals located at the intersections of multiple identities. Panelists will also discuss which gaps the University has yet to fill around accessible and what policy initiatives they would want to see the administration prioritize. Check back soon for more info about our student panelists!