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    1/36| fall2011 | careers. education. ideas. all of it

    ArmedFor WorkTwo young Canadians have

    invented a brain-controlled

    prosthetic arm. What it

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    The LSATProbLem&

    JobLifeThe Importance of

    Showing Up

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    DisabilityAwards.ca

    Canadas portal to awards

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    4 /Success StoryNelson Garcia discusses his career with Canadian Pacic. Brought

    to you by Rogers Wireless.

    8 /CareerCupidDriving positive change through disability. Christine Fader shares

    her story of how her invisible disability was suddenly made visible.

    11 /ReachingUpA new and innovative prosthetic option for amputees. Minus the

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    16 /MoreThanaTest:The LSATProblemTo accommodate or not? A look at some of the hurdles students

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    22 /Oneonone:Dr.GregorWolbringYou have an obligation to keep ghting. Future generations

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    Where did you go to School? What

    program did you attend?

    I took the Corporate Readiness TrainingProgram at Bow Valley College in Calgary,Alberta. And before that, I attended theUniversity Jose Maria Vargas in Venezu-ela, where I studied Business Administra-tion and General Management.

    What drew you to your current

    position?

    I started out at CP Rail in customer ser-vice. My passion and love for the trans-portation industry, along with business

    and logistics, led me to my current role asa shipment planning coordinator.

    Tell us a bit about your

    responsibilities:

    I provide information and updates onemergent conditions on the railway. Ialso care for our strategic customers andurgent situations on the off shift. Main-taining direct communications withcustomers and field operations is alsovery important to ensure traffic moves

    smoothly across the network.What is the most challenging as-

    pect of your position?

    Definitely the shifts. I work 12-hour shifts,that vary. Right now, I work seven dayshifts during the first two weeks of themonth, and seven night shifts after that.It can be difficult adjusting, becausesleep and eating patterns are affected,along with the time you get to spendwith your family.

    What is the most rewarding part

    of your job?

    The job itself is very interesting. When Isee results delivered and difficult situ-ations solved, it feels very good. I loveit when I see my traffic moving overthe rails and arriving to its destinationsafely and quickly.

    What accommodations do you

    use to help you succeed on

    the job?

    Since I drive daily to work, the access to apermanent parking space is a huge bene-

    fit. Especially in the winter! The building Iwork in is quite accessible, with automat-ic and accessible doors and an automaticadjustable desk.

    Can you tell us about the history

    of your disability and how it has

    affected your career?

    It was always my hobby to race bikes. Backin 2006, I was riding my Yamaha R1000(motorcycle) when I crashed and broke myback at a T10 level. This resulted in a per-

    manent spinal cord injury, which left meparalyzed from the waist down. Before myaccident, I was a custom broker in Venezu-ela. But after, I wasnt able to return to myjob due to my physical limitations and thelack of accessibility at the sea docks. I hadto rethink my options and see what I hadto do to once again become independent.This was important not only for myself ormy family, but for society as well.

    Is there one accomplishment you

    are most proud of to date?

    Yes! Actually, I have two. The first is that Ihave a full time professional job with CPRail. The second is that Im able to stand upon my own, with the help of my leg braces,for an hour every day after work. Whenyoure paralyzed from the waist down,standing up is pretty impossible. But thereare ways around it. You have to do your re-search and find out what works for you. Inmy case, carbon fibre braces helped, alongwith a daily commitment to exercise.

    What advice do you have for

    students looking to land their

    first job?

    Its important to be realistic when itcomes to expectations. Be strategic in

    your job search, and pay close attention tothe type of organizational environmentand industry you would like to develop

    your career in. Be honest with yourself,consistent, reliable and always look to addvalue to any process.

    Company

    Canadian Pacific

    Position

    Shipment PlanningCoordinator

    Length of employment

    14 monthsDegree

    Bachelor in BusinessAdministration

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    NelsonGarcia

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    Published by Passion Inc.

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    Toronto, ON M5P 1B9

    jobpostings.ca1-877-900-5627 ext. 221

    jobpostingspublishes disability

    issues twice a year. Issue dates are

    September and January. 20,000

    copies are distributed to over 100universities and colleges. Available

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    on the cover:

    Ryerson University/James Kachan

    pblhNathan Laurie

    nlaurie@jobpostings.ca

    aapblhMark Laurie

    mlaurie@jobpostings.ca

    dJason Rhyno

    jrhyno@jobpostings.ca

    a dSonya van Heyningen

    svanheyningen@jobpostings.ca

    wb dSimone Castello

    scastello@jobpostings.ca

    nbMelissa Bolton, Wade

    Brown, Christine Fader, Ross

    Harrhy, Brandon Miller,

    Kevin Nelson, Andrew

    Williams,

    nanalanmanagSarah-Lyn Amaral,

    Mary Vanderpas

    nnVlad Omazic, Alyssa

    Ouellette, Andrew Williams

    jobpostings

    There are many battles youll ght

    throughout your life, and theyll range

    in size, and importance. For students

    with disabilities, life can be a

    constant battle.

    Sometimes its a battle to get

    accommodations for a test, like in More

    Than a Test: The LSAT Problem, or gure

    out a solution to a problem, like Michal

    Prywata and Thiago Caires are doing

    with their robotic arm. Other times,

    the battle is much larger and somewhat

    invisible like societys view of

    people with disabilities and what they

    are capable of. (Although, if you askme, the latter is changing, slowly, but

    in the right direction.) And more often

    than not, youll lose those battles or

    feel like you lost. You havent.

    What you have done is laid groundwork

    for the people that will come behind

    you. For a more specic example of

    what I am talking about, read the

    interview with Dr. Gregor Wolbring

    Jason Rhyno

    on page 22, and our story o