About CAL

The Centre for Accessible Learning 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 CAL 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.

Meet the team

Rose Babcock

Coordinator of Accommodated Exams
Nick Balyi

Coordinator, Alternative Format Text Program and Advisor
Kirsten Carroll

Office Administrator and Exam Supervisor
Telka Duxbury

Advisor, Learning Strategies
Colleen Lawrence

Coordinator, Interpreting and Transcribing and Advisor
Debbie Wei

Coordinator, Alternative Format Text Program
Trish Minor

Acting Program Coordinator, Learning Strategies
Madeleine Lacerte

Administrative Assistant and Exam Supervisor
TBA Soon

Administrative Coordinator, Learning Assistance Program
Rowan Shaw

Acting Associate Director
Sarah Van Vugt

Matching Coordinator, Learning Assistance Program