Game Changers: How Are Assistive Technologies Making Sport Accessible?

From basketball to recreational skiing and hiking, assistive technologies are helping break down barriers to sport participation for persons with disabilities or health concerns – and to support individual mental and physical wellbeing. Listen as a panel of athletes, changemakers, and leaders share their personal experiences, and discuss ways that sport is being transformed – by technology and people – to broaden participation and to change our understandings of (dis)ability. Beyond just technology, we’ll hear stories of resilience and perseverance, while also gaining a better understanding of what more is needed to ensure equal participation for all.

Moderator

Matt Dolf, PhD'18 - Director, Strategic Support, UBC Wellbeing

Speakers

Dr. Andrea Bundon, MA'08, PhD'14 - Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology
Gail Hamamoto, BA'91 - Executive Director, BC Wheelchair Sports Association; Vice President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Donovan J. Tildesley, BA'08 - Former Canadian Paralympic Swimmer; flag bearer of Canada at the 2008 Paralympic Games

Presented in partnership between alumni UBC and UBC Equity & Inclusion.

Recorded April 8, 2019, at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on UBC's Vancouver campus.