Melanie Panitch

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Associate Professor Executive Director, Office of Social Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University John C. Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty of Community Services School of Disability Studies Toronto, Ontario mpanitch@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 555875

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Melanie Panitch is an Associate Professor in the School of Disability Studies and was its founding Director (1999-2011.) Throughout her career she has been an activist, advocate, researcher and educator, with strong roots in the disability rights movement and broad international experience. Dr Pa...

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Bio/Research

Melanie Panitch is an Associate Professor in the School of Disability Studies and was its founding Director (1999-2011.) Throughout her career she has been an activist, advocate, researcher and educator, with strong roots in the disability rights movement and broad international experience. Dr Panitch has been recognized as an Innovator throughout her career.

Dr Panitch co-curated a groundbreaking exhibit on activist disability history in Canada, “Out From Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember” which was displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum in (2008), Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad (2010) and which won the City of Toronto Human Rights Award.


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