Digital Narratives

We encourage you to view the digital narratives shared by post-secondary education students and graduates with disabilities about their educational journeys. Digital narratives are short reflections rooted in life history and expressed through digital media, including video, music, audio, photography and text. Individually, these stories serve as powerful points of personal connection. Collectively, they offer a means to building community. We hope that experiencing these stories enables students with disabilities to recognize shared experiences and draw strength from them.

The digital narratives featured are based on interviews conducted with post-secondary education students and graduates with disabilities across the province of Ontario. They were filmed and produced by film director Wendy Rowland.

Film Director and Editor Wendy Rowland

Wendy Rowland is an award-winning and critically acclaimed director and editor. She has a special interest in women’s health and has recently focused on documenting patients experiencing illness. Wendy’s credits include: Living Forever (CBC, The Nature of Things), Bloodlines (CTV), Jailhouse Romance (CBC), Raising Rover (CTV), The Prom (TVO) and Packing Heat (NFB). For the past few years she has been creating innovative web-docs for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the Canadian Virtual Hospice, St. Michael’s Hospital, Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Wendy is an alumnus of the NFB’s prestigious Fast Forward program, received her MA in Cinema Studies from NYU and her BAH from Queen’s University.

Contact info:
Wendy Rowland Productions Inc.