The annual Equality Days at the University of Iceland (UI) will be held for the third time this year, between October 13 and 27. According to Arnar Gislason, the Equal Opportunities Officer at The University of Iceland and spokes-person for the group of organisers., the aim of Equality Days is to encourage discussion and understanding of equality matters, as well as to raise the profile of these issues, both inside and outside the university community. This year, Equality Days will include a number of lectures, art events, semianrs and various other events that look at the many dimensions of equality from different perspectives. Admission is free of charge and open to all.
Equality, Disability and Sexual Abuse in a Religious Context
Between 2 and 4 p.m. on October 14, a seminar entitled “Equality, disability and higher education” will be held at the university’s ceremonial hall, under the auspices of the Centre for Disability Studies and UI’s Disability Commission. Norwegian scholar Eva Magnus is the keynote speaker and will talk about the findings of her Ph.D. research on daily lives and experiences of disabled university students in Norway. Knutur Birgisson, master’s student in Disability Studies, will then talk about preliminary results of his study on Educational equality: The rights and realities of disabled students at the University of Iceland. After these lectures two disabled students at University of Iceland will share their experience, followed by representatives from the university’s Education and Job Consultancy who will tell about educative material on disability and university education. The seminar will be in Icelandic and English.
Magnusson H., The Reykjavik Grapevine