The 16th Annual BRI Symposium
Building Up and Building Out: Elevating and Expanding Childhood Disability Research
The Bloorview Research Institute is pleased to host the 16th Annual Bloorview Research Institute Symposium on Monday, November 15th.
Held virtually this year, the symposium will shine a bright light on how scientists are elevating and expanding childhood disability research to new heights.
This year’s Mickey Milner International Professorship keynote will be delivered by Professor Ron Buliung, Graduate Chair of the graduate programs in Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His talk will focus on his lived experience as a parent of a disabled child, which motivates his commitment to research and advocacy centred on place, childhood disability, and disability justice.
Dr. Temple Grandin, a celebrated American scientist and animal behaviourist, will deliver this year’s lived experience keynote. The Colorado State University professor will open up about her experiences growing up with severe autism and her pathway to becoming a scientist, author and advocate for autistic people.
Additionally, the symposium will feature breakout sessions with Paralympian athletes Mike Whitehead and Danielle Duplessis, and one with Elder Little Brown Bear, who will examine what healthcare looks like from an Indigenous perspective.
The virtual event will be hosted on Whova, an interactive, online event platform. Once you register through EventBrite, you will be sent a link on how to access our event on this event platform, which will go live on November 1st. Sign up for a free account on Whova using the same email you registered with.
For the best event experience, download the Whova mobile app or watch the event from your desktop computer or lap top through the web app. Watch this videoto learn to how to use Whova.