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ADCET Webinar: Inclusive Careers Opportunities: Building Capacity and Collaboration - Insights from a Churchill Fellowship

For this ADCET webinar, Andrea Evans-McCall, 2020 Churchill Fellow, hosted a conversation with Canada's Carleton University Accessibility Institute. They delved into the invaluable insights gained from the David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development. This initiative was instrumental in fostering knowledge-building and program development, specifically to enhance career preparation and employability for postsecondary students with disability.

During this webinar, they explored how the initiative has facilitated information gathering, developed vital connections, and created opportunities for collaboration between career services and disability services both on and off campus. Moreover, this webinar highlighted the significance of professional capacity building by promoting best practices and supportive measures designed to empower students in their career journey.

View this webinar if you're passionate about fostering inclusive employment opportunities and want to learn practical strategies for promoting career success among students with disability in the Australian context.

This webinar is relevant for Higher Education Professionals, Career Practitioners and Equity Practitioners.


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Andrea Evans-McCall is passionate about inclusive education, career development and lifelong learning. She brings a depth of knowledge as an educator and careers practitioner and in leadership across various educational sectors. Andrea was an art teacher for many years before shifting her focus to career development and inclusive education. Her passion for employability skills development began when she took the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) role for Gippsland, Victoria in 2013. She is currently the Centre Manager for the Country Universities Centre Bass Coast. A role that perfectly matches her qualifications, passion, and experience.

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Dr. Boris Vukovic has worked at Carleton University for over 20 years supporting the success of students with disabilities – through leadership, direct student services, faculty development, applied research, and professional standards. He has done research related to inclusive teaching practices of university faculty and disability-related assessments, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. In his role as the Director of the Accessibility Institute, Boris is committed to helping position Carleton University as a national leader in accessibility. He also serves a dual role as the Director of the National Office for the Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN).

Dr. Vukovic holds faculty positions at Carleton University as Adjunct Research Professor with the School of Industrial Design, and at McGill University as Adjunct Professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology.

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Julie Caldwell has worked at Carleton University for over 28 years. In her role as Assistant Director, Operations at the Accessibility Institute, she is responsible for overseeing all operational activities including human resources, finance and administration, physical space and all operational needs. She also co-leads the Institute’s applied research activities that specialize in topics related to employment for persons with disabilities, and has an oversight role for the Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) National Office, which is led by the Institute.

Prior to assuming her leadership role at the Accessibility Institute, she managed professional graduate programs at the Sprott School of Business; held the position of university secretary; served as chief administrative and accreditation officer as well as laid the groundwork for the Business Career Management Centre at the Sprott School of Business; and occupied a variety of roles in the central career centre on campus. She also is a contract instructor teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the Sprott School of Business. Julie earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.

(September 2023)

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