Research Wednesdays: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join designer Cheryl Li and software developer Alan Harnum of OCADU’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to learn about the IDRC’s work, with a focus on two recent projects: the Platform Cooperative Development Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities.

About the IDRC:

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.   The IDRC’s design research encompasses disability and accessibility, economics, social justice and other inclusion-related areas of design. 

Cheryl Li is a designer and user researcher who is passionate about using participatory and inclusive design practices to transform human needs into tangible digital experiences and services. Her practice includes the end-to-end design process, from exploratory user research all the way through to UX/UI design and user testing. 

Alan Harnum is a software developer and design researcher whose interests include accessible technology, multimodal content presentation and inclusive design practice for software development. 

For more info about the IDRC visit: idrc.ocadu.ca/

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Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Interested in presenting about your own research experiences? Contact Daniel Payne at dpayne@ocadu.ca.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free
Introducing the OCADU Inclusive  Design Research Centre (IDRC) with  designer Cheryl Li and software  developer Alan Harnum

Dr. David Pereyra at Toronto Parliament of the World's Religions 2018 for Our Doors Are Op

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Open Your Doors “community-inclusion” workshop is designed specifically to help individual faith-communities. It enables communities to develop what we call “inclusive thinking,” reach out to their members with disabilities, engage those members in full participation, discuss ways to create accessible media and communications, which will allow them to assess the physical and social inclusivity of a faith-community.

Venue & Address: 
Room 601 Parliament of the World's Religions Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Website: 
https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/programs/session/open-your-doors-welcoming-people-%C2%A0disabilities-places
http://opendoors.idrc.ocadu.ca
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Our Doors Are Open booth at Parliament of the World's Religions 2018

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Our Doors are Open is a project of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD Univeristy. The goal of the project is to help faith communities better understand how to fully include people with disabilities. As part of the project activities, Our Doors Are Open will have a both at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions conference. Visit booth 624 at the conference or learn more about the project and how your faith community can participate at http://opendoors.idrc.ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
Booth 624 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Website: 
https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/programs/session/open-your-doors-welcoming-people-%C2%A0disabilities-places

Open Your Doors: A Multifaith Seminar on Developing Accessible Congregations

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Seminar Features:

Speakers from multiple faiths, Inclusion Training, Workshops, Exhibitors, Lunch and Refreshments, PoWR 2018 preview

Workshops and Panels:

  • Accessible Ministry Certification
  • Children with disabilities and their families
  • Accessibility Cloud
  • Accessible Places of Worship
  • Inclusion Initiatives
  • Understanding Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Building Relationships with People with Disabilities

This seminar will help all participants learn how to encourage and enable people with disabilities and their families to participate in all aspects of ministry and outreach. Faith communities are one of the most important social and religious connections in the lives of many people with disabilities. Our Doors Are Open invites you to build together communities of worship that are accessible for all.

Venue & Address: 
Sharp Centre, OCAD University 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://opendoors.idrc.ocadu.ca/opening-your-doors-seminar/
Email: 
dpereyra@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 X4672
Cost: 
FREE
Seminar Event Details available at  https://opendoors.idrc.ocadu.ca/opening-your-doors-seminar/
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ReFiG: IN SITU

 

This project is a collaboration between game:play and Super Ordinary Lab.

IN SITU is a research project in partnership with Ubisoft Toronto funded by ReFiG (http://www.refig.ca/) that examines the opportunities around and impact of internal and external efforts aimed at creating a diverse and inclusive work culture in the game development industry.

The primary research goal for the project is to explore the factors that create an environment and culture of diversity, inclusivity and belonging (DIB) for game developers who identify as women at Ubisoft Toronto. This pilot stage of an ongoing research collaboration has been designed to feed into and support a diversity, inclusion and belonging initiative organized around internal task forces being rolled out at Ubisoft Toronto. 

The research insights from an environmental scan and ethnographic interviews will provide context to the primary research question and will inform the development of the task forces and programmatic initiatives at Ubisoft Toronto. A secondary phase of the project will evaluate the efficacy and impact of the task force programs through ongoing developmental evaluation. 

The collaborative nature of this research is central to it’s goals, partnerships of this nature are essential to build sustainable bottom-up DIB initiatives that are well informed, understood and embedded within existing corporate structures, practices and people. 

 

This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Advisor: 
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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
Lab Member: 
Emma Westecott
Suzanne Stein
Cheryl Hsu
Kashfia Rahman

Code4Lib North: the Ninth.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:30pm

For up to date information on the scheduling, or to register, visit the Code4Lib North wiki

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
https://wiki.code4lib.org/North#Code4Lib_North:_the_Ninth._OCAD_University_May_10-11.2C_2018
Email: 
clandry@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free (registration limited)