Disabilities United Collective
Incorporating accessibility into all aspects of UBC
DUC hosts events to build community, help our members learn and access resources, and give our members a chance to get to know each other. We run social events, educational events, and professional development events. See some of our upcoming events below, and stay tuned to our social media for new event announcements!
Perspective & Conversation: Studying and practicing law with a medical condition or disability
Time: Thursday 5 pm, March 9, 2023
Location: UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law (Allard Hall) Room 123
The disabled community is severely underrepresented in the legal profession. People interested in the field often worry about how their physical and mental health conditions or disabilities may impact the already stressful journey of pursuing law.
The UBC Disabilities United Collective (DUC), the UBC Law Disability Alliance (ULDA), and UBC Pre-Law Association are organizing an event to allow those interested in law to have an informal conversation with disabled law students, lawyers, and legal professionals. A panel of guest speakers will share their experiences and open the floor for discussion and questions.
Career and Navigating the Workplace Workshop
Time & Location: TBD
During this workshop, disabled students will learn about their employment rights and how to request accommodations in the workplace. You will also get tips on resume writing and how to prepare for an interview. In addition, we will share resources or programs that help students find a mentor or an employer who appreciates diversity.