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Following the science

I don’t often talk about the nitty-gritty of my MS, just the broad strokes, but I think it’s time for me to dish out some details in the hope that it will explain the need for change. And, if you… Continue Reading…

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Throne Speech 2020 – Big Aspirations for Supporting Disabled People While Excluding the Voices of those in Long Term Care

The September Throne Speech was touted as being big on caring for Canadians as we “build back better” from the pandemic. While there are definitely glimmers of hope for disabled people in the speech, we will wait to see proof… Continue Reading…

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Disabled adults in LTC and COVID

As regular readers (!) will know, my research focus is on working-aged adults who live in long term care facilities, where the average age is 85 years old and the average resident tends to have some form of dementia. The… Continue Reading…

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Cake Day 2020

  Somehow it feels like cake is insufficient to reflect on the last year. Perhaps it should be the whole bakery.   12 years ago today it all started. The tingling. The hot foot and then the hot leg. Blaming… Continue Reading…

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Systemic Injustice – the Views of a Disabled Woman in June 2020

Right now, the world is trying to manage a pandemic while centuries old systemic racism in the US may have finally met its match as people take to the streets, as long as “we” don’t get bored with it, and… Continue Reading…

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Thesis dreaMS Part 6 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

Hi there! Missed me? It’s only been 2 months! It seems that life can get busy being a student, when work and life starts to build up. I’ve thought about a few posts I could have written. I could have… Continue Reading…

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Thesis dreaMS Part 5 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student.

A coming together of generations Also known as the week I felt my age. Look at this beautiful place! In my day, these were the places that were full of people studying, because books were the way to get the… Continue Reading…

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Thesis dreaMS Part 4 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

Another day, another challenge or two Today I had my other class for the first time. It’s earlier, and the buses just don’t line up nicely. I was exhausted before I even got to class. One of my classmates from… Continue Reading…

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Thesis dreaMS Part 3 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

The day I almost got wet Setting out from home at something that has 7 at the front means that the weather is significantly different then than it will be later in the day. I began the day with 3… Continue Reading…

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Thesis dreaMS Part 2 – reflections of a slightly mature, disabled PhD student.

Day 1 I’m not going to keep this up, but it was day 1, so here’s some more thoughts. Last week someone told me that we were going to be good friends because we both have grey hair. It felt… Continue Reading…

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