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Not that Yale

The article “Putting the family in economics” (November 2018 issue) refers to the Choo Siow marriage matching function, co-created by economist Eugene Choo. The article states that Dr. Choo is now at Yale University, but I would like to clarify that he is actually an associate professor of social sciences (economics) at Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts and sciences college in Singapore. The college is an autonomous institution within the National University of Singapore, founded as result of a landmark collaboration between Yale University and NUS.

Melissa Wang
Ms. Wang is senior executive, public affairs, at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

 

Participating fully in university life

At the university of Alberta faculty of rehabilitation medicine, we are delighted to read this article and the work of NEADS (“Accommodating students with disabilities on campus: moving beyond silos”). Inclusive access to university campuses is vital for people with disabilities to grow, as all students do, academically, socially and in their personal development. They find their voice! We have to resist the temptation to isolate people with disabilities by steering them towards online degrees and instead ensure that our campuses are physically accessible. Full access to campus means these students can participate fully in the opportunities the university has to offer.

It may be obvious to say, but all students benefit from inclusivity. Therefore, making investment in the physical accessibility of campuses is a great social investment. This carries forward and helps to support the vision for a society where the proportion of our future leaders with disabilities matches their proportion in society as a whole.

John Christy Johnson, Sydney Hampshire and Nathanial Maeda
Mr. Christy Johnson, Mr. Hampshire and Dr. Maeda are graduate and postdoctoral trainees respectively at the University of Alberta Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory.