Priorities & Planning (P&P)
- Planning PACBIC meeting agendas
- Anticipating emerging issues and working group activities
- Determining how best to channel PACBIC recommendations / concerns / questions into the university’s infrastructure
- Preparation of the annual report
- Oversight of the budget and approval of funding requests for PACBIC sponsorship or support.
- Membership includes all Working Group Conveners
- Provide forum for discussion, reflection and learning on issues of inclusion and accessibility.
- Work collectively to provide commentary on systemic ableism and saneism within existing PSE policies, systems, and environments.
- Collectively work together to raise awareness in public forums through the development of events and event series, to amplify marginalized scholars, professionals and community members working in disability, accessibility, and critical disability / mad studies fields.
We are a disability justice focused working group comprised of members who bring scholarly, professional, and lived lenses of accessibility and disability inclusion, and critical disability and critical mad studies working to identify, anticipate and proactively address issues affecting Disabled, Neurodiverse and Mad people within the University community and relevant to those seeking access to the University to advise PACBIC on such issues. We are comprised of undergrad and grad students; employees; instructors; faculty; tas; RAs, etc. (part-time and full-time).
Anyone within the McMaster community who experiences disability, disablement, chronic illness, and/or a health, mental health and/or addiction concerns. Allies to these communities are also welcome in the group. (Staff, students, faculty / instructors).
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021
McMaster – The Daily News
Reflections on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Navigating the Intersections of Spiritual and 2STLGBQIA+ Identities
Hosted in collaboration with the Race, Racialization & Racism and Interfaith working groups.
This panel invited McMaster University staff, faculty, students, and community members into a discussion about navigating and nurturing the intersections between spiritual and 2STLGBQIA+ identities.
- Aaron Jacobs
Youth Programming Support Worker, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
- Zachary Kroezen
Research Assistant, McMaster University
- Dr. Arig al Shaibah
Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University
- Emunah Woolf
Director, MSU Maccess
Understanding Trans and Gender-Diverse Student Experiences of Online Learning
More about Interfaith Working Group
A pluralistic religious/cultural/spiritual group of education and advocacy.
The Interfaith Working Group (IFWG) identifies and recommends initiatives and actions related to emerging interfaith/spiritual/cultural issues on campus. It engages with campus partners to raise issues of mutual concern, demonstrate solidarity and identify ways to provide diverse food choices available at a reasonable cost to meet religious/spiritual and Indigenous dietary needs for McMaster staff, students and faculty members.
Information Box Group
The formation and implementation of the new pluralistic Spiritual Care and Learning Centre (SCLC) for Religious, Secular and Spiritual Communities at McMaster, is the direct result of the efforts of the Interfaith Issues Working Group (IFWG) of PACBIC.