Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services

The Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services helps ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to programs at Bishop’s University. We arrange for reasonable accommodations in accordance with Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the new Act Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A wide range of academic and support services is available for students with:

  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Learning disabilities (see Policy for definition)
  • Physical or health related difficulties

The accommodations provided may vary because each case is evaluated individually.

Our services at a glance

Academic Accommodations

  • Alternative, supervised environment to write exams
  • Extra time
  • Use of a computer to write exams
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Note taking program
  • Peer mentoring (for your first semester)
  • Scribes / Readers
  • Equipment loan

Counselling Services

  • Study skills counselling and time-management counselling
  • Career Counselling
  • Personal, psychological counselling

Help Centres

  • Writing Centre
  • Math Centre
  • Computer Science Centre
  • Physics Centre
  • French Center
  • History Centre

Students are encouraged to contact the Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services at their time of acceptance to Bishop’s University. To make an appointment, please contact:

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Ms. Francine Hamel

Coordinator – Student Support Services

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Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2695

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For specific questions about your situation, please contact:

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Ms. Laura Rezlescu

Accessibility Coordinator

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Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2434

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Ms. Amanda Manning

Accessibility Coordinator

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Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2880

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Ms. Theresa Gagnon

Manager of Counselling & Accessibility Services

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Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2615

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 12:00
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

When you come for your appointment, bring appropriate documentation with you such as:

  • a letter from your medical specialist (Disability Verification Form, to be printed and completed by a medical specialist)
  • a diagnostic report from a learning disabilities specialist
  • letters from your previous academic institution

Also, before your first appointment please fill-in and submit the online SAAS Registration Form:

SAAS Registration Form