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March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day | Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three – Christa Couture, Kristina Shelden and Sarah Jickling
7:30 p.m., The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

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Breathless and intimate, three remarkable chanteuses, Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and headliner, Christa Couture, singing deftly written songs will caress your senses and blow you an audible kiss on International Women’s Day. Known for their artful and gorgeous lyrics which delve into extraordinary loss, love and lightness, three women experiencing different disabilities carry us up their mountains and through their darkest periods to luminescence and light again. Situated between tenacity and vulnerability, whimsical indie-pop and saucy jazz, earthy folk and exquisite story-telling, you will feel you are being in let in a secret you will long remember.

The Georgia Straight describes Couture as “a criminally under-rated songwriter and singer.” Sugar for your ears–musical depth, spunk and candor for your heart and soul. Never together before, this evening’s performance will leave you emboldened, spirited and changed.

Tickets:
General Admission: $30
Seniors and Students: $15
Community: $10

All tickets may be reserved or purchased online through The Cultch or at the door.
 

Past Events

February 3, 2018 | Mind and Music Matters
8:00 p.m., Round House Performance Theatre

 

Join Sarah Jickling and Greg McLeod from My Good Bad Luck Band for an evening of whimsical indie-pop songs. Canadian songstress and mental health advocate, this 26 year old uses her performances to create mental health awareness. Her music has been featured on radio stations across the country and in independent films. She has opened up about her experiences with Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder on radio, local television, podcasts, blogs and at live speaking events. Her new album, When I Get Better, was released July 14th, 2017. She can be found in hospital waiting rooms and pole dancing studios around Vancouver, BC.

Then, kick back with Vancouver Adapted Music Society artists The Jeff Standfield Band. Singer/guitarist Jeff will be joined by Dave Symington on drums, bassist Graeme Wyman & special guest Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister) on Keyboards.

There will be a $10 cash entry fee at the door.

Sponsors: Vancouver Adaptive Music Society (VAMS); Sam Sullivan Disability Organization, Equity Office, UBC, Access and Diversity, UBC, Faculties of Education, Art, Schools of Social Work and Allard Law, City of Vancouver, Social Policy & Cultural Development, UBC President’s Working Committee on Disability Culture, Art & Equity.


January 8, 2018 | See My Sounds: Miming and Rapping as Literacy
1:15 – 3:00 p.m, Round House Performance Theatre | SOLD OUT

An afternoon razzle dazzle of miming and rapping by Max-i-Mime an amazingly expressive mime artist who performs for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and by VAMS songwriter rapper, Greg Spokes Labine. Learning literacy from artists with DEAFNESS and Disability. Presented by the Wingspan Dis/arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy VPRI cluster and collaborative at UBC.

Registration is required This event is now sold out.

Sponsors: Vancouver Adaptive Music Society (VAMS); Sam Sullivan Disability Organization, Equity Office, UBC, Access and Diversity, UBC, Faculties of Education, Art, Schools of Social Work and Allard Law, City of Vancouver, Social Policy & Cultural Development.

                      

 

Wingspan Launch

FREE ADMISSION – everyone is welcome!

October 19, 2017 RSVP

Venue: the Hatch Gallery in the NEST, 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
INSIGHTS UNSEEN AND UNHEARD: "OUR" UBC--PHOTOGRAPHY/ART EXHIBIT - Funded by the Haagenson Grant at the Hatch Gallery in the UBC Nest, Opening Night, Oct. 19 at 5:00 p.m. with music by Sarah Jickling and her band.

This art/photo exhibit occurs at the intersections of student life, disability and UBC. It developed from Summer photography workshops offered to students with disabilities. The photos and videos show places of refuge, contemplation, anxiety, and barriers they experience in the built environment. It asks: What does UBC mean to some students with disabilities? How do students who identify as having a disability or impairment experience “’Our ‘UBC”? The show provides rarely seen or heard insights from students with disabilities through their artistic visions.

Additional partners and sponsors include: Access and Diversity, The Hatch Gallery, The President’s office, Educational Leadership, Educational Studies.

Light Snacks provided by AMS Catering

4:00 p.m. Soft Opening - Photo Shows, the Hatch Gallery
Rena Del Pieve Gobbi and Cathy Browne, Curators
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck, Nest
Sarah Jickling, Canadian Indie Singer Songwriter

October 20, 2017 | RSVP

Venue: The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1  Information on Accessibility

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Audience loading, Telus Studio
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks, Telus Studio
Prof. Andrew Szeri, UBC Provost
Prof. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education
Profs. Neil Guppy and Leslie G. Roman, Co-Chairs of the President’s Working Committee on Disability Culture, Art and EquityVideo clip of Geoff McMurchy's Wingspan Three dance and Sam Sullivan's band
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Love at Second Sight, Telus Studio
David Roche and Marlena Blavin
9:40 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Insights Unseen and Unheard: Our UBC, Atrium Gallery (Haggensonfunded art exhibit)

Audiences are welcome to enjoy this art and photography show in the Atrium Gallery, as well as Minister Qualtrough's video message.

Atrium Gallery
Minister Carla Qualtrough video message

10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. That’s Just Crazy Talk, Telus Studio
Written & Performed by Victoria Maxwell
11:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break, Atrium Gallery
Live music by the band: Digger Dan the Dirt Brigade

Musicians: Kristina Shelden (vocals)
Danny Sloan (guitar and vocals)
Graeme Wyman (bass)
Dave Symington (drums)
11:45 a.m. - 11:48 a.m. Wingspan Project Remarks, Telus Studio
Leslie Roman & Dave Symington-Introduction of Sam Sullivan, Sam Sullivan brief welcome remarks
11:48 a.m. - 11:58 a.m. Prof. Santa J. Ono, video message from UBC President Ono
11:58 a.m. - noon Introduction
Dr. Rachelle Hole, co-director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC), UBC
11:58 a.m. - noon Keynote Speaker: BECAUSE WE ARE: Anthem for Disabled Country
Dr. Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita, Ryerson Disability Studies Program Ryerson University
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Light Reception, Atrium Gallery, Audience goes out for lunch.
Minister Carla Qualtrough Video message (Atrium Gallery)
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, The Honorable Kent Hehr (possible brief congratulatory video message in the Atrium)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Forum, multiple spaces
Panel Discussion-Mental Health Acts: Performing the Possible through Dis/Arts, Law and Human Rights Activism, RBC Theatre
(Note: 20 minutes for each speaker, plus 20 minute Q & A.)
Re-performing Mental Illness in the context of Canadian Disability Theatre
Dr. Kirsty Johnston, Associate Professor, Theatre and Film, UBC
Figuring Rights in Culture and Education: The Anxious Intersection of Invisible Disabilities
Dr. Leslie G. Roman, Professor, Educational Studies, UBC
Disability Art and Law
Dr. Jonas Sébastien Beaudry, Assistant Professor, Allard Law School, UBC
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Forum-Difference, Mental Health and Body Image Literacy, Great Performer’s Lounge
Victoria Maxwell and David Roche
3:10 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Live Music with Digger Dan the Dirt Brigade, Telus Studio

Musicians: Kristina Shelden (vocals)
Danny Sloan (guitar and vocals)
Graeme Wyman (bass)
Dave Symington (drums)

3:35 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Keynote-Disability as Diagram: Aesthetic Histories and Cinematic Ethics, RBC Theatre
3:35 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Introduction
Dr. Rita L. Irwin, Distinguished University Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC
3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Professor Anna Hickey-Moodey. ARC Future Fellow, RMIT, Australia
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Thinking Dis/arts, Changing Futures with People with Disabilities, Telus Studio
Exploring a pedagogy of affect and dis/arts
Dr. Rita L. Irwin, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Distinguished University Scholar, UBC
These Hands Won't Play Forever" - On Physical Finitude and Spiritual Infinity
Dr. Sam Rocha, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, UBC
Picture the Extraordinary: Zones of Exception, Refuge, Resilience, and Artful Possibility by Students with Disabilities at UBC
Rena Del Pieve Gobbi
Dr. Leslie G Roman, Professor, Educational Studies, UBC
Dr. Gerald Fallon, Associate Professor, Educational Studies, UBC
Dis/a/r/tography as Invention, Resistance and Renewal: Painting through Motherhood, Trauma, Activism and Scholarship
Jewelles Smith, Doctoral Student, UBC Okanagan
Chairperson, Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
Director at large, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
5:20 p.m. - 6:05 p.m. Disability on Stage and Screen, Telus Studio
James Sanders, Actor, Play writer, TV producer

October 21, 2017 | RSVP

Venue: Ponderosa Commons Ballroom in the Education Centre, 2075 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z2

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Opening Address
Prof. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education
Prof. Ali Abdi, Department Head, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
10:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Winning the Struggle for Inclusion and Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Canada
Co-sponsored by Wingspan, the Department of Educational Studies and the Allard School of Law
10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Jonas Sebastian-Beaudry, Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law, UBC
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Prof. David Lepofsky, University of Toronto, Osgood Law School, and Queen’s University and Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Q&A
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 11:32 a.m. Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Dr. Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita, Ryerson Disability Studies Program Ryerson University
Dr. Tim Stainton,
Professor, the School of Social Work, and
Dr. Rachelle Hole, co-director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC), UBC
11:32 a.m. - 12:02 p.m. Keynote Speaker: BECAUSE WE ARE: Anthem for Disabled Country
Dr. Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita, Ryerson Disability Studies Program Ryerson University
12:02 p.m. - 12:10 p.m. General Discussion
12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Light Lunch, Ponderosa Commons Oak House Ballroom
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Crip Times: Queer/Crip Art Activism and Resistance in the New World Order?
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Introduction
Dr. Kirsty Johnston, Associate Professor, Theatre and Film, UBC
1:05 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Dr. Robert McRuer, Professor, Department of English, George Washington University
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Q&A
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Creative & participatory approaches: Are we being accessible in making space for historically marginalized voices?
Laura Yvonne Bulk, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Tal Jarus, Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, UBC
Sex, Lies and Citizenship: Using participatory theatre to promote sexual citizenship among adults with intellectual disabilities
Dr. Rachelle Hole, co-director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC), UBC
Dr. Tim Stainton, Professor, the School of Social Work, UBC
 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Q&A

* If you require accommodations, please contact Access and Diversity by visiting: students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/access-diversity or contact Janet Mee, Director, Access and Diversity Office (janet.mee@ubc.ca, 604 822 8950).

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