Policy presents:

Sense and Debility: How disability figures in progressive social policy
with Dr. Catherine Frazee (by video). Please find a video recording of her lecture below:

Monday, November 28th, 2016

5:30 pm, followed by a reception
Venue: Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver
The Liu Institute is located in the northwest corner of campus, across the street from the Museum of Anthropology. Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parkade on NW Marine Dr. (1 block east) and the Fraser River Parkade on Memorial Rd. (1 block south).

All welcome. Please RSVP to this free event on EventBrite.

The theme for this year is the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty and is intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.

The public lecture will be delivered by Catherine Frazee OC, D.Litt., LLD. (Hon.), who is Professor Emerita in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. Frazee is a member of DAWN (Disabled Women’s Network Canada), has served on the Board of Directors of Canadian Abilities Foundation, and the Canadian Association of Community Living, chairing that organization’s Task force on Values and Ethics. She served as the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1992. In addition to several honorary degrees, she is an Officer of the Order of Canada for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities and as an advocate for social justice. Dr. Frazee has lectured and published extensively on human rights, precarious citizenship, and the activist resistance of disabled people.

About the Splane Lecture: Each year the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada, UBC’s School of Social Work, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and The World Federalist Movement – Canada co-organize a presentation in the field of Canadian public policy to honour the work of Dr. Richard Splane, Professor Emeritus at UBC’s School of Social Work. The lecture is held in the spirit of Article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

Sponsored by: UBC’s School of Social Work, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, The Liu Institute for Global Issues, the United Nations Association in Canada, and The World Federalist Movement – Canada

For further information, please contact or 604-822-1672.