Heidi Janz, PhD

Adjunct Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre & Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

MET Instructor

Email: hjanz@ualberta.ca

MET Courses: ETEC 565C

“I am co-author and co-Instructor of ETEC 565C: Ableism, Equity, and Technology. I co-teach this course with my long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Michelle Stack. My areas of academic specialization are Disability Ethics and Critical Disability Studies. I have authored and co-authored papers on various topics related to disability, ethics, and ableism. These papers have appeared in journals such as The Lancet, The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

My interest in Educational Technology is both professional and personal. As both an academic working in the fields of Disability Ethics and Critical Disability Studies and a disabled person who is a lifelong user of Educational Technology, I am excited to help students discover and explore ways in which ableism, both latent and overt, can impact the use, misuse, abandonment, or exclusion of educational technologies as learning tools for disabled students.”