Speaking Engagements

OB with Digby @ UWO

Tonight I had the chance to get back in the classroom, presenting at Professor Digby’s OB class. It was my first time seeing the revamped UCC class rooms, which feature some exciting accessibility features to allow for teachers with disabilities. The class was great and asked a lot of fun questions, including one student who wanted to know if I could “get drunk.” I’m not sure if he was implying I was drunk at the time–perhaps I was swerving a lot? I have to say, it felt good being back in a university classroom. I’d love to make a habit of this going forward.

Thanks again to Dr. Digby for being such a great host and for the amazing conversation afterwards!

By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.