Susanne Dadson retired at the end of 2014 after 25 years in disability and counselling services at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. At the time of her retirement, she was Director of Disability Services and led a team of 9 faculty and staff plus contract interpreters and student assistants on four campuses, serving close to 1,000 students annually.
During her 25 years in the field, Susanne was a leader whose sage advice was constantly sought after by her colleagues and whose leadership greatly enriched disability services in our province. She served as Chair of BC Articulation – Disability Services for several years and was a key player in the development of an Orientation Manual for Disability Service Providers . She annually spearheaded revisions to the provincial matrix of disability documentation and accommodation as part of the Disability Services Framework. She created and, for 22 years, she moderated and maintained Servnet, the communication platform for disability service providers in the province. Susanne’s accomplishments are many but her most unique contribution is her generosity in sharing her knowledge on an almost daily basis with her colleagues. She is a most deserving nominee for the Wall of Fame.