Jewelles Smith
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
2042 - 2044 Years
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December 25 ,2019
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2005 – 2012

January 2010 – November 2010

Jewish Family Services Agency (JFSA)
Special Needs Coordinator
November 2009 – August 2010

June 2005 – August 2007

Childcare Society
Executive member
September 2005 – December 2005

DAWN-RAFH
Project Coordinator, Special Projects; Consultant
The DisAbled Women's Network of Canada Réseau d'action des femmes August 2008 – Present (1 year 3 months) -RAFH Canada is a feminist organization comprised of a board and staff who are located across Canada. Responsibilities of the Projects Coordinator include research on issues related to present projects, writing and presenting papers on topics related to the women's disability issues at conferences and for publication. Responsibilities include keeping apprised of literature in the field and reporting to the Executive Director. Recent projects include The National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey in conjunction with the "Bridging the Gaps" project. Projects are currently funded through Status of Women Canada and The Office for Disability Issues; Further duties include presenting findings at conferences, and local forums including Calgary Homelessness Conference February 2009 and York University ARM conference, October 2009.
August 2008 – October 2011

DAWN-RAFH
Project Coordinator/Consultant
-RAFH Canada is a feminist organization comprised of a board and staff who are located across Canada. Responsibilities of the Projects Coordinator include research on issues related to present projects, writing and presenting papers on topics related to the women's disability issues at conferences and for publication. Responsibilities include: remain apprised of literature in the field and report to the Executive Director. Recent projects include The National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey in conjunction with the "Bridging the Gaps" project. Projects are currently funded through Status of Women Canada and The Office for Disability Issues (ODI). Further duties include presenting findings at conferences, and local forums including Calgary Homelessness Conference February 2009 and York University ARM conference, October 2009.
August 2007 – 2011

Jewish Family Service Agency
Special Needs Coordinator
Work with families with children with disabilities in Vancouver and lower mainland as a liaison to community groups, synagogues, and schools. Conducted research, wrote and published a regular blog for families with children with disabilities--topics included CRPD, summer camp and inclusion, addressing issues of cuts to disability benefits in province, creating representation agreements, miniboards, etc. for youth with disabilities transitioning to adulthood (who reside in BC). Worked with other agencies in the community addressing CRPD and inclusion for families with children with disabilities work with Jewish community to create accessible environments in lower mainland (religious and secular) advocacy for families with children with disabilities in the Jewish Community in British Columbia.
November 2009 – August 2010

Association of Ontario Midwives
consultant
consulted on Tip Sheet for midwives working with women with developmental and Physical disabilities to ensure that sheet was inclusive and addressed the needs of WWD.
March 2010 – March 2010

Disability Rights Promotion International
Human Rights Monitor
Monitoring Human Rights Violations for persons with disabilities in Lower Mainland British Columbia. Duties include organizing and conducting 1.5-3 hour interviews with persons with disabilities for larger international project out of; Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) is a collaborative project working to establish a monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally. D.R.P.I. has adopted a holistic approach to disability rights monitoring, with three focus areas: individual experiences monitoring, systemic monitoring and media
May 2009 – March 2010

Brucheem Habaeem
writer
maintain a blog for families with children with disabilities in the Jewish community with a focus on the lower mainland
June 2009 – January 2010

JFSA's Disability Blog. July 7
Special Needs Coordinator
in-the-lower-mainland-for-children-and-youth-with-disabilities/. Smith, Jewelles. "Representation Agreements: What they are and When and How to Use Them."
2009 – 2010

Centre for Students with Disabities
Consultant
Develop a Campus Disability Awareness Campaign. Gather data on campaigns at other Universities. Propose and develop 2-year action plan appropriate to the Simon Fraser University context.
April 2009 – July 2009

BCCPD and York University
Human Rights Monitor
Monitoring Human Rights Violations for persons with disabilities in Lower Mainland British Columbia. Duties include organizing and conducting 1.5-3 hour interviews with persons with disabilities for larger international project out; Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) is a collaborative project working to establish a monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally. D.R.P.I. has adopted a holistic approach to disability rights monitoring, with three focus areas: individual experiences monitoring, systemic monitoring and media monitoring. Consultant, Centre for Students with Disabilities; Develop a Campus Disability Awareness Campaign. Gather data on campaigns at other Universities. Propose and develop 2-year action plan appropriate to the Simon Fraser University context.
April 2009 – July 2009

DAWN-RAFH Canada
consultant
National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey (NAAS) --examines how accessible women's shelters across Canada are for women with disabilities, including parents, statistics of violence against women with disabilities. literature review, analysis of and write-up, presentation on difficulties for women with disabilities who are also mothers to enter emergency housing shelters at the ARM conference on Mothering October 2008. Analysis to be published in near future. accessible housing for women with disabilities in British Columbia and across Canada. literature review, documentation of availability of accessible or adapted housing in BC, comparison to statistics in the NAAS, examination of national statistics on women with disabilities and poverty. organizing Pacific DAWN (BC) AGM. re-structuring of board, canvasing for new membership, and working with present board members and national DAWN board members to create a working BC affiliate of DAWN-RAFH Canada
August 2008 – May 2009

National Association of Disabled Students
BC board member
British Columbia board representative
2006 – 2008

Imaginative Education Research Group
Research Assistant
IERG is based at SFU and consists of a group of researchers, teachers, and graduate students. As a research assistant my duties included working as an assistant to Teresa Martin in preparing the past three years of conferences. My duties included mail outs, onsite organization, directly hosting keynote speakers, assisting with travel arrangements of visiting speakers, problem solving, set up and take down of on-site conference materials. Hiring musicians for all the entertainment aspects of conference (boat cruise, meals, breaks); planning food for breaks. Other duties outside of conference have included compiling write-ups of comments from participants and giving feedback to Dr. Kieran Egan (this includes other events as well). I have also compiled databases including contacts for follow-up to conferences and a
June 2005 – August 2007

Canadian Centre
Research Assistant
The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. As a research assistant I worked for two years conducting in depth interviews with advocates, social workers and people who have been denied social assistance in the province. I also researched new welfare policies, located participants, conducted monthly check-ins and a semi-annual surveys with 15 participants. The final results have been published by the CCPA in "Closing the Front Door on Welfare in BC".
July 2004 – July 2006

Self-employed
Editor
edit reports, essays, thesis, dissertations, or other writing. Experienced in APA and MLA citation styles.
2007 – 2017

Episodic Disabilities Initiative/ Canadian
Advisory Committee Member
Episodic Disabilities and Post-Secondary Education in Canada: A Pilot Study to Explore the Perspectives of Students and Disability Service Providers. Advisory member of committee representing DAWN-RAFH Canada and NEADS on the committee
January 2015 – 2016

Self-Employed
Writing Tutor
assist students seeking assistance in writing, studying, & time management (specialize in assisting students with disabilities attending university)
2004 – 2016

Self Employed Researcher/Writer/Speaker
Researcher and Writer
Freelance Writer/Researcher/Speaker and Activist, specializing in human rights, particularly Women, Women with Disabilities, Children with disabilities, CRPD, CEDAW, education access, and inclusion.
2007 – Present

CYMHSU Collaborative
Project Manager
Reporting to Revelstoke Collaborative, Doctors of BC, and Shared Care, the Project Lead will work closely with the Revelstoke Local Action Team and key stakeholders to develop and coordinate local processes related to improving mental health and substance use services for children, youth and their families in our community.
July 2015 – March 2017

DAWN-RAFH Canada AND Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship
Project Coordinator
Legislative, Policy and Service Responses to Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women in Canada (LPS). *Funded by Status of Women Canada* In collaboration with community partners: •To map existing legislation that prohibits violence against women and Deaf women in Ontario, Quebec and BC respectively •To identify existing provincial policy regarding violence against women and Deaf women in Ontario, Quebec and BC respectively •To identify gaps between provincial policy and service provision in VAW, Victims Services and Police Services •To document any and all examples of best practices in policy and/or service provision in addressing violence against women with disabilities and Deaf women in the above sectors and provinces my role will be to conduct an environmental scan of legislation, policy and services in BC and federally. there are two other project coordinators (one in Ontario, one in Quebec). the provincial working groups will include service providers and women with disabilities and deaf with with lived experience and leadership perspectives from the province. this is a 33 month project, focusing on 4-5 regions in each of the three provinces.
February 2016 – April 2018

Kwantlen Student Association
Policy and Political Affairs Coordinator
July 2018 – Present

June 2016 – Present

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Board of Directors, BC member
past vice chair.
January 2015 – Present

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Advisor (NEADS)
representing the voices of students with disabilities on the council. This is my second round of sitting on this council and I am excited to bring more experience and a strong commitment to leadership and mentorship within the disability community.
January 2018 – Present

Simon Fraser Student Society
Graduate Issues Committee
July 2004 – January 2007

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Research Assistant
The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. As a research assistant I worked for two years conducting in depth interviews with advocates, social workers and people who have been denied social assistance in the province. I also researched new welfare policies, located participants, conducted monthly check-ins and a semi-annual surveys with 15 participants. The final results have been published by the CCPA in "Closing the Front Door on Welfare in BC".
July 2004 – July 2006

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
research assistant
worked on now published paper "Living on Welfare" and "Denied Assistance: Closing the Front Door" also worked on the women's economic conference
2004 – 2006

Restaurants
Supervisor/Manager
From 1987 until 2001, I generally was employed in restaurants (with a couple exceptions), working my way from hostess, to server, to line cook, to cook, to serving staff supervisor, to kitchen manager, and finally restaurant manager. Potential employers may be interested in asking about details of these years. Duties and responsibilities included all of the typical restaurant duties; scheduling staff; ordering food and supplies; tracking accounts; and organizing payroll with accountant.
1987 – 2001

Simon Fraser University
various positions
The Centre fosters student success, the retention of students with a disability, works with other University departments to ensure accessible campus services are in place. Working as a proctor for SFU Disability Centre, I initiated substantial changes to how the exams are organized from the administration perspective. I also worked as a private student tutor with the Centre. Editing materials to format for Kurzweil and other adaptive formats. Initiated discussions that lead to action between library, centre and students to "store" formatted materials from semester to semester to save time and thus ensure easy access for students to materials for their courseware.
2003 – 2008

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
IERG is based at SFU and consists of a group of researchers, teachers, and graduate students. As a research assistant my duties included working as an assistant to Teresa Martin in preparing the past three years of conferences. My duties included mail outs, onsite organization, directly hosting keynote speakers, assisting with travel arrangements of visiting speakers, problem solving, set up and take down of on-site conference materials. Hiring musicians for all the entertainment aspects of conference (boat cruise, meals, breaks); planning food for breaks. Other duties outside of conference have included compiling write-ups of comments from participants and giving feedback to Dr. Kieran Egan (this includes other events as well). I have also compiled databases including contacts for follow-up to conferences and a list of appropriate Deans who are interested in the IERG project. Working with online databases. Reporting between directors. Exam Invigilator, Tutor, Editor. SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities
January 2005 – August 2007

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
worked as a researcher, teaching assistant, tutor marker
September 2003 – August 2007

Simon Fraser University
Senate Appeals Board, Graduate Student Representative
December 2005 – April 2007

Simon Fraser University
Executive member
July 2004 – January 2007

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
list of appropriate Deans who are interested in the IERG project. Working with online databases. Reporting between directors. SFU Centre for Students with; The Centre fosters student success, the retention of students with a disability, works with other University departments to ensure accessible campus services are in place. Working as a proctor for SFU Disability Centre, I initiated substantial changes to how the exams are organized from the administration perspective. I am also worked as a private student tutor with the Centre. As well, I worked at times editing materials to format for Kurzweil and other adaptive formats and initiated discussion which lead to action between library, centre and students to "store" formatted materials from semester to semester to save time and thus ensure easy access for students to materials for their courseware.
January 2005 – December 2006

Simon Fraser University
Teaching Support Staff Union
executive board member--treasurer donations committee bargaining committe
September 2002 – December 2006

Simon Fraser University
Senate Appeals Board, Graduate Student Representative
December 2005 – August 2006

Simon Fraser University
Graduate Issues Committee
December 2005 – August 2006

Simon Fraser University
Students United for Disability Support
September 2005 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
Completed literature reviews for new curriculum and database reviews for Dr. Marilyn MacDonald. Compiling research on a comparison of Indian and Chinese national science networks), and on the relation of that research to the development of WS courses (e.g., WS 305, on creativity; WS 399, on numeracy), for consideration for the WQB initiative.
July 2005 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
July 2005 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Treasurer
Treasurer, executive, TSSU
September 2003 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Teaching Support Staff Union
September 2003 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Treasurer
PUBLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS Smith, Jewelles. "The Right to Mother - DAWN-RAFH Canada: 25 Years of Activism for Reproductive Control of Our Bodies." The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to Do It. Edited by Andrea O'Reilly. May 2011. p. 249-264.
September 2003 – December 2005

Simon Fraser University
Tutor
Marked all assignments for 50 students in the Women's Studies 101 course with Dr. B. Blakely. Assisted students with writing, editing and formatting.
January 2005 – April 2005

Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
Completed literature reviews for new curriculum and database reviews for Dr. Marilyn MacDonald. Compiling research on a comparison of Indian and Chinese national science networks), and on the relation of that research to the development of WS courses (e.g., WS 305, on creativity; WS 399, on numeracy), for consideration for the WQB initiative. Tutor Marker; Marked all assignments for 50 students in the Women's Studies 101 course with Dr. B. Blakely. Assisted students with writing, editing and formatting.
January 2005 – April 2005

Simon Fraser University
Teaching Assistant
September 2003 – December 2003

Simon Fraser University
Teaching Assistant
September 2003 – December 2003

Jewelles's Education

HREA
Certificate, The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2012 - 2012

University of British Columbia Okanagan
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Candidate
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The University of British Columbia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Interdisciplinary Studies
2013 - 2020

Simon Fraser University
Masters, Women's Studies
2003 - 2007

Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Arts, Women's, Studies and English
2001 - 2007

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
Bachelor of Arts, Women's, Studies & English
2000 - 2001