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

Laurie Keenan

Laurie Keenan

Director
Rose Babcock

Rose Babcock

Exam Assistant
Nick Balyi

Nick Balyi

Production Technician, Alternative Text Centre
Kirsten Carroll

Kirsten Carroll

Administrative Assistant and Exam Supervisor
Linda Duarte-Enns

Linda Duarte-Enns

Advisor, Mental Health
Telka Duxbury

Telka Duxbury

Advisor, Learning Strategies
Kristi Falconer

Kristi Falconer

Coordinator, Interpreting and Transcribing and Advisor
Darryl Gorrie

Darryl Gorrie

Coordinator, Adaptive Technology and Advisor
Trish Minor

Trish Minor

Matching Coordinator, Learning Assistance Program
Vanessa O'Neill

Vanessa O'Neill

Office Administrator and Exam Supervisor
Michelle St. Pierre

Michelle St. Pierre

Administrative Coordinator, Learning Assistance Program
Rowan Shaw

Rowan Shaw

Coordinator, Learning Programs
Szymon Stecewicz

Szymon Stecewicz

Evening Exam Supervisor
Janis Stewart

Janis Stewart

Exam Coordinator
Kiku Tupper

Kiku Tupper

Coordinator , Learning Assistance Program
Sarah Van Vugt

Sarah Van Vugt

Matching Coordinator, Learning Assistance Program