Elizabeth Mohler smiling

Elizabeth Mohler (ABD) is a doctoral candidate at Western University in the department of Health and Rehabilitation Science, Occupational Science Field; she holds a 4-year SSHRC fellowship. Her work discourses and practices within Direct Funding shape how disabled persons access services, and in what ways service users resist and negotiate these discourses.

Elizabeth holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier Brantford in Contemporary Studies and an MSC from Western University in Occupational Science. Elizabeth runs a consulting business (EM Disability Consulting) where she helps companies develop accessibility plans under the Accessible Canada Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Elizabeth currently is the vice-president for the Society of Graduate Students at Western University. Elizabeth brings a human approach to activism, and her work in this space includes sitting on the Canadian Institute of Health Research External Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Systemic Ableism; co-authoring a book on accessibility in the sciences; and, presenting for large and small groups on accessibility and inclusion within higher education.

Elizabeth is an experienced writer and presenter, and currently is a columnist for Accessible Media’s Now with Dave Brown. She has spoken on the CBC’s Ontario Today on removing barriers to employment for persons with disabilities during Disability and Employment Awareness Month.

When not focusing on work and studies, you can find Elizabeth training for her next triathlon or out on the trails on her tandem bike.

Elizabeth at last rest stopElizabeth on boat in windy conditions

Elizabeth in wet suit on a beach

Elizabeth after running a half a marathon

Elizabeth completing a marathon at the finish line