Bruce Uditsky, M.Ed., CEO, Inclusion Alberta and Adjunct Professor, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Bruce is internationally recognised for his leadership and advocacy in social justice and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. He serves in an advisory capacity to government and was instrumental in the development of significant legislation, including Alberta’s education standards on the placement of students with disabilities in the regular classroom, and individualized funding.
He played a leadership role in the development of Rotary Employment Partnerships and inclusive post-secondary education, acknowledged global innovations.
He has consulted in many countries and is the author and co-author of books, chapters and articles on community inclusion, Bruce has received the Alberta Centennial Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a Paul Harris Fellowship. He the parent of two adult sons, one of whom has intellectual disabilities.
Anne Hughson Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and a Chartered Psychologist.
Dr. Hughson is a recipient of the Faculty of Education Excellence in Teaching Award and the author and co-author of of texts, chapters and articles on a wide range of disability-related subjects. She has lectured and consulted in many countries.
As a researcher in disability studies and program evaluation, her work is grounded in the lived experiences of people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Dr. Hughson has a long history of voluntary and consultancy work with Inclusion Alberta, most recently as the co-developer of its internationally recognised family leadership series, inclusive post-secondary education and community inclusion projects in child welfare, inclusive education, and community inclusion.