UBC Centre for Accessibility

This centre exists to support students with a diversity of accessibility needs, including disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent students, as well as students with mental illness. They can assist in different ways, from giving access to quality speech-to-text software and ergonomic office equipment to improving the context in which students write exams. Registration with the Centre for Accessibility does not go on your transcript and your department and supervisor will not be informed unless you wish to tell them.

How to access the UBC Centre for Accessibility:

Call, email, or go in person to get started with a case-worker. You will need to provide documentation regarding what you need assistance with.

They are located at Student Services- Brock Hall, 1874 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Their hours are:

                    Mon 8:30-4:30

                    Tue 8:30-5

                    Wed 8:30-4:30

                    Thu 8:30-4

                    Fri 8:30-4:30

Phone: 604-822-5844
Email: info.accessibility@ubc.ca

What happens when I contact them?

You will be assigned someone to help follow your situation and make sure you are being accommodated.

Suggestions:

Be aware that they are unable to assist with TAing duties, as this falls under Human Resources as a staff member, rather than Student Services. Find out about the Human Resources program Stay at Work / Return to Work.

This initiative is run by botany and zoology grad students and faculty with the goal of providing better mental health support to grad students. We host stress-relieving events, wellness workshops, provide access to teaching faculty mentors, and advocate for your mental wellness to the departments. Find out more here.

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