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Welcome to the website for the Centre for Global Disability Studies at the University of Toronto

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Join us for Public Events

CGDS is excited to present our first series of public-facing events on topics of relevance to the disability studies community.

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Meet our member faculty, students, and staff

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Read a welcome letter from our director

Find out more about how the Centre for Global Disability Studies came to be.

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See what’s coming up

Join CGDS for upcoming programming and events

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We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land. 

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