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Colloquium Series

The College of Health, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Programs, the Institute for Health Policy & Politics and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is pleased to present a colloquium series focused on disability independence. Featuring activists and scholars across disciplines who advance the well-being and agency of people with disabilities, the disability independence series will address topics such as assistive technology, disability innovation, disability histories, and more. These Zoom presentations are open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners as well as to the general public.

Spring 2024 Colloquium Series: 
Disability Independence 


Thursday, April 25, | 12p - 1:30p
James Durham
TBI One Love
"Believing In Yourself & Sharing Your Story Will Help You Grow" will be presented by James Durham, TBI (tramatic brain injury) survivor, Motivational and Educational speaker, founder of TBI One Love
Zoom link: GO.LEHIGH.EDU/POPHEALTHCOLLOQUIUM5

Colloquium Flyer with image of speaker James Durham

2023-24 Colloquium Series - Disability Independence

'Freedom and a Friend: Service Dogs, Diability, and the Animal-Human Relationship' 

Aparna Nair, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Health and Society
University of Toronto Scarborough
March 26, 2024: Video presentation HERE. 


'Bad Health, Bad Feelings, Bad People'

J. Logan Smilges, PhD (they/them)
Assistant Professor
English Languages and Literatures
University of British Columbia
February 6, 2024: Video presentation HERE


'Global Disability Innovation'

Catherine Holloway, PhD
Professor of Interaction Design & Innovation
University College London
Academic Director Global Disability Innovation Hub
October 31, 2023: Video presentation HERE.


'How can we advance Disability Justice in Mobility and Transportation?'

Anat Caspi, PhD - Director, Taskar Center for Accessible Technology
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
October 5, 2023: Video presentation HERE.


Visit the College of Health YouTube Channel to view past presentations and more. Link below in the Colloquium Series Archive.

Colloquium Series Archive

The College of Health's colloquium series commenced in the Spring semester of 2021 and has continued during the academic years.  All colloquium recordings are viewable on the college's YouTube site, accessible.  For a list of colloquia titles, click the upper right-hand corner of the YouTube playlist.