1. Welcome and Documentary Introduction
  2. Documentary: “Love Made Visible – 30 Years of PMC”
  3. Culture of Access Panel Discussion and Q&A
  4. Presentation: Accessibility Through the Lens of the Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS)
  5. Closing Remarks 
  6. PMC 30th Anniversary Slideshow
  7. Speakers and Panelists Bios
  8. Event Feedback survey

On Friday, December 3rd from 1 – 3 pm, the Paul Menton Centre (PMC) and the READ Initiative co-hosted the Culture of Access Event.

During this virtual event, we screened the 2021 documentary “Love Made Visible – 30 Years of PMC”, followed by a panel discussion with rich conversations around the future of accessibility at Carleton and beyond. The event concluded with a slideshow commemorating PMC’s 30-year history of assisting with the accessibility needs of the Carleton University Community.


Welcome and Documentary Introduction

Bruce Hamm, Acting Director of PMC, welcomes attendees, outlines the event and introduces Larry McCloskey, former Director of PMC, to introduce the documentary, “Love Made Visible – 30 Years of PMC”.

Documentary: “Love Made Visible – 30 Years of PMC”

Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) at Carleton University, this documentary brings together a group of PMC students and alumni to share their educational experiences and life journeys. The conversations explore themes around the importance of education in addressing disabilities issues, perceptions of disability, disability stigma and attitudinal barriers. It highlights the drive, resilience and achievements of our students and alumni while underlining the necessity of a supportive community in building an accessible environment and creating opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Culture of Access Panel Discussion and Q&A

This panel discussion features reflections from important voices impacting accessibility on and off campus. Hosted by Amanda Blais (Senior Disability Learning Support Coordinator), the panelists include Larry McCloskey (former Director of PMC), Dr. Tammy Ricci (C. Psych.), Dr. Paul Peters (Associate Professor, Carleton University) and Rebecca Andre (Recent Carleton Graduate).

Presentation: Accessibility Through the Lens of the Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS)

Cathy Malcolm Edwards (Lead, Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS) Implementation, READ Initiative) explores the CAS framework that nurtures the culture of accessibility Carleton is known for, inviting the audience to reflect its themes and answering questions from participants.

Closing Remarks 

Bruce Hamm, the Acting Director of the Paul Menton Centre (PMC) closes out the Culture of Access event with some reflections on Carleton’s Coordinated Accessibility Strategy and PMC legacy and future.

PMC 30th Anniversary Slideshow

This commemorative slideshow highlights a montage of photos and news clippings of people, events, and historical markers spanning the 30 years of the Paul Menton Centre’s history of developing accessibility programming and strategy, and assisting with the accessibility needs of students with disabilities and the Carleton University Community at large.

Speakers and Panelists Bios

Visit our Culture of Access Speakers webpage to get to know our moderator, panelists and presenter.

Event Feedback survey

Please let us know what you thought about this virtual event by completing the three-question survey form on Survey Monkey.

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If you have any questions, please email Jocelyn.vanWynsberghe@Carleton.ca.