Fred Smithers Centre

Faculty Information

Teaching students with disabilities might seem like a challenging task, but we're here to help you prepare and equip yourself to accommodate students.  

Faculty and staff are encouraged to:

  • Accommodate students with disabilities while ensuring academic integrity and standards are preserved;
  • Work collaboratively with students with disabilities, the Fred Smithers Centre staff, faculty colleagues, administration, and other university employees to ensure that approved accommodations are implemented in a manner that protects the student's dignity, as well as their right to privacy and confidentiality; and
  • Consult with the Fred Smithers Centre regarding accommodations for students who are not registered with the centre.

Students are responsible for:

  • Advising the Fred Smithers Centre of their need for accommodation by registering with the office and providing the appropriate documentation
  • Participating in their individual accommodation planning by answering any questions, providing information, and working with Disability Advisors/staff regarding their disability
  • Notifying their Disability Advisor of any changes to their needs, or difficulties/concerns regarding their accommodations

The Fred Smithers Centre is responsible for:

  • Advising students of available resources and supports, and working with students to develop appropriate accommodations
  • Handling accommodation requests in a timely manner
  • Maintaining student privacy and confidentiality