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Fiona Whittington-Walsh BA (Ryerson), MA (York), PhD (York)

Fiona Whittington-Walsh
Langley Office: 
Room 2201

I am currently the vice-president of Inclusion BC, a provincial non-profit organization that strives for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. I am actively engaged in creating ways to support students with disabilities in post-secondary education including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I also sit on the Housing Sub-Committee for the Person’s with Disabilities Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver (PDAC) and the Communications Committee for the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). My current research is The Bodies of Film Project which examines disability representation in Hollywood films. This is a collaborative, participatory research project with people with disabilities.

Courses Taught

Areas of Interest

My primary areas of interest are: Media; Disability; Gender; Marxist Theory; Popular Culture; Film; Collaborative Research Methodology.

My research includes: disability and media; gender and media; gender and cosmetic surgery; freak shows; disability and institutionalization; inclusive post-secondary education; Universal Design Principles for Learning.


Scholarly Work