About the RCSD

The RCSD is part of UVic’s Division of Student Affairs. We work with faculty and students to promote educational equity and accessibility for students with disabilities. We support students in achieving academic goals.

Our team provides programs and coordinates academic accommodations for students. We also act as consultants to faculty and work with the university community to help create a more accessible learning environment.

We support the principles of universal design, which is the process of creating environments that are usable and accessible to people with a wide range of abilities. Applying these principles minimizes the need for individual adaptations or accommodations.

For the purposes of accessing RCSD programs and supports, a disability includes any long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning disability that affects a student's performance in an academic setting.

About our staff members

Rose Babcock

Rose is the exam assistant working with the exam coordinator.

Linda Duarte-Enns
 | Summer DROP-IN: Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Linda is a student advisor who works with students with mental health conditions.

Kristi Falconer
 | Summer DROP-IN: Fridays 10am-12pm Kristi is a student advisor who works with students who have chronic health and/or medical conditions, as well as students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Kristi coordinates the interpreting and captioning programs.

Roslyn Gaetz
 | Summer DROP-IN: Thursdays 10am-12pm
Roslyn is a student advisor who works with students who have learning disabilities and ADHD. She coordinates the learning assessment clinic and the academic coaching program.

Darryl Gorrie
 | Summer DROP-IN: Mondays 1pm-3pm
Darryl is coordinator of Adaptive Technology. He’s also a student advisor who works with students who have acquired brain injury (ABI), students who are blind or have a visual impairment and students across the Autism Spectrum.

Laurie Keenan

Laurie is the manager of the RCSD.

Kurt Krueger

Kurt is the production technician in the alternative text support centre.

Kiku Tupper

Kiku is the coordinator of the learning strategist program and the tutor matching program.

Vanessa Spindor

Vanessa coordinates the note taking program and is the exam supervisor.

Rowan Shaw

Rowan is the coordinator of the alternative text support centre and coordinates learning assistance programs support.

Szymon Stecewicz

Szymon is the evening exam supervisor. 

Janis Stewart

Janis is the exam coordinator. She meets with students and instructors to set up test and exam arrangements.