Queen’s University is remembering Bill Meyerman, a dedicated, long time volunteer mentor for health sciences students. Bill lived with a spinal cord injury for over 50 years since he was hit by a car at age five. He spent his childhood and teenage years living in a rehabilitation facility in Toronto. After a career in social services, his occupation focused on raising his two daughters and assuming household responsibilities while his wife worked outside the home.
For the past two years, Setareh Ghahari has been immersed in a collaborative research project with scholars at the University of Gondar (UoG) that aims to examine the many barriers faced by students with disabilities in Ethiopian universities and how to improve their access to education.
Participating in the project was an opportunity Dr. Ghahari couldn’t pass up, given her research focus on improving access to health care and services, specifically for those with a disability, and her interest in exploring practices in other countries.
Written by Jennifer Sivilotti (Queen’s PT ’96), currently working at Ongwanada
Jordan Miller never imagined all the ways that he and his research program would benefit from working with graduate students in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a multi-faceted project that includes bringing faculty members from the University of Gondar in Ethiopia to study at the graduate level at Queen’s.