Indo-Canadian conference on disability rights and rehabilitation

Indo-Canadian conference on disability rights and rehabilitation

MANIPAL: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), an Institute of Eminence Deemed to be University is organizing a virtual conference titled, Indo-Canadian perspectives on the application of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities in different policy domains along with McGill University, Canada between March 11 and 12. The conference is funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), under the Ministry of Education.
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) has been a support agency for academic and research programmes in terms of fellowships by the governments of India and Canada. It acts as a bi-national network of leading academic institutions, as knowledge partners in generating linkages and collaborations that transcend the traditional system of cooperation. It supports faculty and student mobility, funds knowledge translation and dissemination.
SICI’s golden jubilee conference and lecture series grant (GJCLS grant) events aim at bringing together students, scholars, researchers and faculty from India and Canada to discuss imperative matters in all academic disciplines. Dr G. Arun Maiya, dean, Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE, has been awarded the GJCLS grant for the year 2021. The upcoming conference will be conducted by the Departments of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions in collaboration with McGill University, Canada.

It will be inaugurated by MAHE vice-chancellor, Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh. Dr Prachi Kaul, director, SICI; Dr Matthew Hunt, director of Research, School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Dr G. Arun Maiya, organizing director and Sidhiprada Mohapatra, organizing secretary will be participating virtually during the inaugural ceremony.

The conference will be facilitating eighteen sessions with over 25 experts from the field of disability studies. The conference aims at exploring themes of health, rehabilitation, policies, humanitarian activities, accessibility, leisure, work, sexual health and sexuality in the area of disability. Persons with disabilities encountered systematic exclusion due to lack of knowledge and inadequate policy to practice translation. The two-day virtual conference will be targeting over 250 participants from India, Canada and Nepal. The participants represent a diverse community of students, researchers, faculties, policymakers, and activists involved in rehabilitation, law, advocacy from the field of disability studies.
Source From : Times Of India

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