KIRKLAND LAKE, ON: Northern College Kirkland Lake Campus is getting ready to host its 2015 Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. A longstanding Northern College tradition, Awareness Day aims to give students and members of the public a deeper understanding of some of the challenges and difficulties faced by students with disabilities.
“We’re very proud of the 26-year history we’ve established with our Awareness Day, which embodies our belief that quality education should be accessible to all learners in northeastern Ontario,” says Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “Our exceptional Accessibility Services and Advising staff provide an extensive suite of services that help students with all levels of ability achieve success. Today is their chance to shine.”
Awareness Day activities at the Kirkland Lake Campus will begin with opening ceremonies at 9:15 a.m., followed by the hotly-anticipated annual Wheelchair Rally. Members of the public are invited to register for the rally in teams of four by calling Shelley O’Reilly, Accessibility Advisor, at 705.567.9291 ext. 3625. Closing ceremonies and an award presentation will be held at 12:30 p.m.
“Awareness Day gives us an excellent opportunity to inform all members of the Northern College community about some of the unique challenges that students with disabilities face,” says O’Reilly. “We hope all attendees leave knowing that with perseverance and a strong support system, individuals at all levels of ability can achieve tremendous success.”
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