Disability resources

The DRC office will be closed on Monday, September 19 due to the National day of mourning in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. On September 19, we will have Accessibility Advisors available online via Zoom from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm, although our office will be physically closed. Please see our contact page and use the zoom drop-in link if you require a meeting with an advisor on this day.

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions.

Please see our contact page for DRC office hours, student and faculty drop-in times, and contact information.

How to Register with the DRC.

Students seeking assistance who are already affiliated with the DRC should contact their advisor directly. See our contacts page for staff direct emails or book an appointment by logging into the Student Portal and selecting ‘Schedule an Appointment’.

Looking for a DRC form? Find them on the Student Support page.

General inquiries or students new to the DRC can reach us by calling the receptionist at 250-807-8053 or by emailing drc.questions@ubc.ca.

DRC Online Service Portals

 

STUDENT PORTAL

  • Register with the DRC
  • Book an appointment with your Accessibility Advisor
  • Upload documents for your advisor to review
  • Find online forms

User guide for students (PDF)

INSTRUCTOR PORTAL

  • View students’ accommodations
  • View exam bookings
  • Upload your exam

User guide for instructors (PDF)

NOTETAKER PORTAL

  • Complete profile
  • Upload notes

Notetaker Agreement

Our role

The Disability Resource Centre has been designated by UBC to facilitate access and inclusion for disabled students in all aspects of university life. We work with students to determine reasonable accommodations, and with faculties and other departments to design an inclusive university experience.

Students accessing the disability resource centre

Getting Started

The Disability Resource Centre may be able to help if you have:

  • an ongoing medical condition or disability that impacts your access to campus activities
  • received academic or other disability-related accommodations at another educational institution

Get started by logging in to the DRC Student Portal, click on the Intake module and complete the self-assessment form. Upload your documentation from that form as well.

STUDENT Information

Important dates

2022 Winter Session Term 1

September 19, 2022 Last day to add most Winter Term 1 courses
September 20, 2022 Last day to drop from most classes without a “W” standing through SSC Web
September 19, 2022 Last day to request a peer notetaker
November 18, 2022 Last day to drop from most classes with a “W” standing through SSC Web
November 20, 2022 Last day to submit complete intake package to the DRC for accommodations this term
December 4, 2022 Last day to submit final exam booking forms

2022 Winter Session Term 2

January 20, 2023 Last day to drop from most classes without a “W” standing through SSC Web
January 20, 2023 Last day to request a peer notetaker
March 24, 2023 Last day to drop from most classes with a “W” standing through SSC Web
March 27, 2023 Last day to submit complete intake package to the DRC for accommodations this term
Monday, April 10, 2023 Last day to submit final exam booking forms

Please refer to the online Course Schedule for specific course drop/withdrawal dates and the Vancouver Calendar for Distance Education course drop/withdrawal dates.

Confidentiality

The DRC is committed to treating your documentation as confidential in accordance with BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Guide to Access to Information and Privacy Protection

In registering for services with our office, you have given written permission for the DRC to share relevant information with instructors and departments to the extent necessary to ensure the provision of services. The functional impact of your disability relative to a need for a specific accommodation is the type of information that may be shared.