During the closing remarks of last year’s 4th Deaf Studies and Research Symposium, Dr. Breda Carty commented about how there was not enough support for Deaf researchers in the Oceania region. She also mentioned that we need more Deaf researchers, especially in Australia and New Zealand.
At that very moment, I knew I had chosen the right path to becoming a Deaf researcher. I was sitting next to my friend, Josh who is also on his way to becoming a Deaf researcher. A question hovered over our heads: will there be more young Deaf people with an ambition to become a researcher?