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About our Accessibility Committee

UVic’s Accessibility Committee includes faculty, staff and student representatives. We take efforts to ensure appropriate and inclusive representation from many areas of campus, including service areas. Accessibility is all of our responsibilities and alignment is essential.

Membership (2022/23)

At least half UVic’s Accessibility Committee members are people with disabilities or representatives of disability-serving organizations. At least one member identifies as Indigenous.

The Deputy Provost and the Executive Director, Facilities Management co-chair the committee, which has representation from the following areas and groups:

  • Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost (co-chair)
  • Facilities Management (co-chair)
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Centre for Accessible Learning
  • Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation
  • Equity and Human Rights
  • Faculty Association
  • Human Resources
  • Office of the Vice-President Indigenous
  • Professional Employees Association
  • Society for Students with a Disability
  • University of Victoria Students’ Society
  • University of Victoria Graduate Students’ Society
  • University Systems
  • UVic Libraries
  • Three additional students: undergraduate, graduate and non-degree

Initial focus

The Committee consults and collaborates on initiatives to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, both visible and invisible. A foundational focus is Accessible BC Act compliance.

The Committee has been working to identify barriers as well as priorities to address those barriers. They have also discussed ways to consult and gather feedback. The Committee has provided invaluable contributions to the plan's development.

Get involved

We invite all members of the UVic community to provide feedback on our Accessibility Plan using the online form or by emailing accessibility@uvic.ca.

Periodically, we put out a campus-wide call to serve on the committee. To express your interest in any vacancies, please email accessibility@uvic.ca.