International Week of the Deaf

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Topic: Challenges & Achievements with ASL & Accommodations at George Brown College

DATE: SEPTEMBER 19–23, 2022
TIME: 12:00 P.M.

ASL student smiling while practicing sign language
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All of the live events will be via Zoom online.


Monday, 12:00 p.m.

Christopher Desloges, Interpreter

Learning ASL from his Deaf Aunt at a young age, and how pursuing his career as a Sign Language Interpreter at GBC led to his career soaring.

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Meeting ID: 951 5706 504
Passcode: 441556

Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.

Mark Aldrin Encarnacion, Former GBC student

Mark shares his experiences on transitioning from GBC to work world as Deaf person.

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Meeting ID: 937 0099 8867
Passcode: 985031

Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.

Ho Fai Chau, Financial & Administration Assistant

Ho Fai shares her experiences as an international student and employee. Making transitions at GBC.

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Meeting ID: 919 7860 6623
Passcode: 499144

Thursday, 12:00 p.m.

Vanita Dama, Inclusion Education Coordinator

Vanita shares her experiences on challenges and successes growing up and how GBC shapes her career with access to accommodations.

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Meeting ID: 942 1756 7691
Passcode: 504104

Friday, 12:00 p.m.

Sign Language Media Night: Children of a Lesser God (Film: 2hrs)

The screening is about a speech teacher who is new at the New England School for the Deaf and meets a Deaf janitor. He believes she should learn to lipread and speak but she refuses. However, they both fall in love and embark on a journey with feelings of anger, frustration and communication barriers. It’s a love story between two.

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Meeting ID: 927 7792 2113
Passcode: 024001