Laverne Jacobs, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the UWindsor Faculty of Law, received recognition for her work to promote a more accessible community at a May 23 awards ceremony at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.
The Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards honour individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made a difference in creating a more accessible community for seniors and people with disabilities or acquired brain injuries.
Dr. Jacobs received the Outstanding Individual Award.
“I am extremely honoured to be recognized by the community in this way,” she said. “It’s exciting to learn that my research and collaborative efforts are contributing to building a more inclusive and accessible community in Windsor-Essex County.”
Jacobs joined Windsor’s Faculty of Law in 2007. She directs a research and public policy program called the Law, Disability, and Social Change Project at Windsor Law.
She organized the inaugural Southwestern Ontario Disability Scholars Workshop, which brought to campus scholars from universities in the region to discuss research respecting people with disabilities, held May 23 prior to the ceremony.