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Alyson Seale

Alyson Seale, MEd, BA, Instructor Diploma

Associate Professor, TASK Program Instructor

Workplace TASK

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A1409

Phone: 604-702-2621

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Role

I currently coordinate and teach in the Workplace TASK program, a pre-employment program for people with disabilities.

Biography

Alyson Seale is currently an Associate Professor here at the University of the Fraser Valley instructing in the Workplace TASK program, a pre-employment program for adults with disabilities. She has worked with people with a wide variety of disabilities including in a post-secondary, Disability Resource Center providing supports for students with disabilities through their university studies, and 10 years as an ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter. She has taught for the departments of Upgrading and University Preparation, the School of Social Work and Adult Education. Alyson is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Educational Studies, Leadership and Policy Development with her research focus on the experiences of employees with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.

Education

  • Ed.D., Leadership and Policy Development – University of British Columbia – In progress 
  • M.Ed., Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies – University of Calgary - 2009 
  • B.A., Adult Education – University of the Fraser Valley - 2002 
  • Instructor Diploma – Vancouver Community College - 2002 
  • Visual Language Interpreter – Douglas College - 1989

Memberships

  • Faculty of Access and Continuing Education - UFV 
  • Library Advisory Committee - UFV 
  • Early Intervention Support Program - UFV 
  • Special Needs Advisory Committee – Chilliwack/Abbotsford 
  • Employment Round Table – Chilliwack/Abbotsford

Teaching Interests

  • Disability Studies 
  • Community Support 
  • Special Education School Support 
  • Person Centered Planning 
  • Employment

Presentations

  • Perspectives of Disability – Abbotsford School District – Feb. 2019 
  • What the Heck is Ableism – Scholarly Sharing Initiative – University of the Fraser Valley – Jan. 2019 
  • Ableism and Intellectual Disability in the Workplace - Ed.D Institute - University of British Columbia – Oct. 2018

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Upgrading through UFV was absolutely the right decision for me. I could get my foot in the door at a wonderful university, and despite having not yet completed high school, I feel like a real university student! The upgrading courses are fun and have a relaxed environment — allowing you to thrive and flourish academically.

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