Jen Rinaldi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Urging enhanced support for Canadians with disabilities through storytelling and arts-based mediums

Body Image Body Management Constitutional Protections of Same-Sex Marriage Disability Eating Disorder Recovery

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Morgan Rowe

Associate Lawyer · Ravenlaw

Morgan Rowe is a lawyer working in the areas of employment, labour and human rights, with a focus on disability rights law.

Law Human Rights Disability Employment Labour

Ron Davis, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Kinesiology · Texas Woman's University

Ron Davis has over 30 years' experience in Adapted Physical Activity and Disability Sports for Veterans.

Kinesiology Adapted Physical Education Physical Activity Sport and Exercise Science Bone Density Changes for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

Shanti Fernando, PhD

Associate Professor and Political Science Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Political expert stems cycle of inequity and inequality through community and policy development

Anti-Poverty and Social Support Policies Canadian Politics Community Development Critical Disability Policy Democratic Theory

Roxanne Mykitiuk

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School · York University

Roxanne Mykitiuk investigates the legal, ethical and social implications of assisted reproductive and genetic technologies.

Health Law Disability Law Feminist Legal Theory Family Law Genetics and the Law

Andrew Dilts

Associate Professor of Political Science · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Critical Race Theory Politcal Theory (Modern and Contemporary) Critical Theory Punishment Theory Critical Prison Studies

Winnie Sun, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Innovating ways for older adults to manage therapeutic self care safely, and stay connected while living at home

Aging Adverse Events Assistive Technologies Community Health Community Health Nursing

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences · University of British Columbia

Mental health benefits of exercise | Body Image | Exercise behaviour change |Disability | Women | Knowledge Translation

Exercise Psychology Health Behaviour Change Exercise behaviour change Exercise and mental health Body Image

Chris Foss

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Foss specializes in 19th-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies.

British Victorian Novel Oscar Wilde British Literature Since 1800 British Romantic Literature British Romantic Women Poets

Pierre Côté, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

International musculoskeletal expert developing evidence-based interventions to reduce the burden of long-term disability

Epidemiology Public Health Disability Clinical Practice Guidelines Systematic Reviews

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN

Professor; Director of the Office of Nursing Research | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is committed to improving care for individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare for the Disabled Disability Advocacy Nursing Research Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations Nursing Education

Daniel Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Disability rights in transitioning parts of the world; health care policy; neuropsychology; rehabilitation psychology

Clinical Neuropsychology Biological Bases of Behavior Clinical Health Psychology Rehabilitation Psychology Disability Rights

Kristine Jacquin, PhD

Department Chair, Psychology + Doctoral Faculty, Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychology professor and licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focused on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations

Forensic Psychology Neuropsychology Substance Abuse in Interpersonal Violence Victims Use and Abuse of Prescription Psychostimulants Intellectual Disability in Capital Crimes

Maria Aranda

Executive Director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research interests address interplay between chronic illness, social resources & psychological well-being in low-income minority populations

Aging Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Caregiving Family Caregiving

Timothy G. Arnold

President & CEO · Colonial Life

Tim Arnold is President and CEO at Colonial Life, a leader in voluntary benefits at the workplace

Financial Services Fortune 500 CEO Perspectives Voluntary Benefits Client Services Underwriting Insurance

Patrick Button

Assistant Professor · Tulane University

Patrick Button's research is focused on quantifying discrimination, primarily in labor markets.

LGBT Discrimination Film Tax Incentives Retirement Age Discrimination Hiring Discrimination

Jed Johnson

Managing Director of Aging Services · CARF International

Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.

Senior Transportation Rural caregiving Military or veteran caregiving Adult Day Services Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Michael Q. Simonds

President & CEO · Unum US

Mike Simonds president and chief executive officer of Unum US, a leading provider of workplace financial protection benefits

Sales and Marketing Financial Services Risk Employee Benefits Fortune 500 CEO Perspectives

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