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Join in a survey on deaf experience in social interactions

Hello, I am a deaf doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, doing my dissertation on the social experiences of deaf/Deaf or hard of hearing people in social interactions. The purpose of this study is to understand social experiences that deaf children have had, and how those experiences affect them as adults.

I am distributing this survey to deaf/Deaf and hard of hearing people who are in regular contact with hearing people, have had hearing impairments before the age of three, and live in the United States and Canada. The survey will take around 25-35 minutes to complete. I understand that your time is limited, and your participation is appreciated. Your participation would be voluntary and anonymous. There will be a drawing for five people to win a $50 Amazon gift card for participating. The odds of winning are between 3% and 7%, depending on the number of responses.

To take the survey, go to this link:


If you have questions about the study, please contact me. I can be reached at hsiegrist@alliant.edu.

To learn more about the study, you can also visit this website:


Many thanks in advance,

Holly Siegrist, M.A., M.S.

Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Doctoral Candidate

California School of Professional Psychology

Alliant International University

San Francisco Campus

Queer Arts Festivals

Queer Arts Festival will be opening Canada’s only queer gallery and presentation space in Chinatown.

Our first event is a poetry reading by Jane Byers and Cicely-Belle Blain, and we thought it could interest some of Deaf and Hard of hearing members from the Deaf Community:

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (ALOT) presents They are a Lesbian with Jane Byers and Cicely-Belle Blain

ASL interpretation will be provided.

International Day Against Racism

When:Saturday, March 24th

Time: from 1 pm to 5 pm.

The event will start at Thorton Park where speakers will talk about racism, colonization, and oppression. From there, we will march through the downtown east side and will head back to Thorton Park. We are working on securing professional interpreting and have requested student interpreters from Douglas College as well.

Here is the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/488460141509665/

New SRV Canada VRS customer app


Early this morning, the new SRV Canada VRS customer app was deployed for Mac and PC. Customers will need to clear their cache for the app to work properly.

Please follow these instructions.

On a PC:

Open your SRV Canada VRS app
Place you cursor on a dark red portion of the app (not the video portion)
Right click to see the drop down menu and select “Clear cache”


Exit the application by clicking on the X in the top right-hand corner
Restart the app and sign in – at this point you’ll get the new SRV Canada VRS app


On a Mac:

Open your SRV Canada VRS app in your Safari browser
In Safari, click on the Develop menu to open it
From that menu, select “Empty caches”
Close Safari
Restart the app in Safari and sign in – at this point you’ll get the new SRV Canada VRS app



If you continue to experience trouble with the new app, please contact Customer Support, at support@srvcanadavrs.ca



Introductory Deaf or Hard of Hearing Cross-Country Ski Clinic

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Cross-Country Ski Clinic
Skiing is Believing!
Saturday March 24th
10am to 3pm
Whistler Olympic Park (25 km South of Whistler)
Try classic technique cross-country skiing from some of the best coaches in BC. If you’ve skied before and want to come back to the sport, this invite is for you too!
Just $45 to participate
Ski equipment rental, trail pass, registered sign language interpreters, certi ed coaches and transportation are all included (lunch not included). Friends and family are welcome but must register separately. Minimum age 12.
A shuttle bus will pick up participants at:
Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station – Vancouver
496 West Broadway at Cambie
Pick up 7:45am – Drop off approx 6:00pm
St.Davids United Church – West Vancouver
1525 Taylor Way
Pick up 8:15am – Drop off approx 5:30pm
Registration deadline is midnight Wednesday March 14th, 2018. Questions? Email Andrea at vicepresident@nordicracers.ca
For more information or to sign up visit: nordicracers.ca/deaforhardofhearingclinic


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