Contact the Disability Resource Centre

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.

We invite you to contact a DRC Advisor to discuss the types of academic accommodations that might be possible for you at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

We continue to support faculty and students in providing and receiving academic accommodations for their tests and exams. We are invigilating both in-person and online exams.

General inquiries

Please see our drop-In times for students below, where students can come to our office for private walk-in meetings with the scheduled advisor.

Please contact us at drc.questions@ubc.ca with any general inquiries.

Please contact drc.exams@ubc.ca for any inquiries related to exams, tests, quizzes, and related accommodations.

Location: University Centre 215
Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday
Email: drc.questions@ubc.ca
Tel:
250 807 8053
Confidential fax: +1 (855) 949-3705

Drop-In and speak to an Accessibility Advisor

The DRC drop-in schedule is in the table below. These are times when an advisor is available to meet with students or faculty without a pre-arranged appointment. The meeting time during drop in is up to 15 minutes and people are met in the order that they arrive.

Drop in sessions are held in person at the DRC office or on zoom – see the zoom information in the table.  Please be aware that if you choose to drop in via Zoom, you will first be put into a Zoom waiting room and will then be admitted to a confidential meeting with an advisor once you reach the front of the queue.

Day

Drop-in Times

Zoom Drop-In

9 am to 11 am

1 pm to 3 pm

Available during times indicated

Monday

Y

Y

 

Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61727845616?pwd=WHV5eEVRL2pjekdBM2Qvb0pydTJPQT09

Phone: +1 778 907 2071

Meeting ID: 617 2784 5616

Passcode: 500523

*If you experience any issues accessing the zoom link, try copying and pasting the link into your internet browser instead.

Tuesday

No Drop-In

Y

Wednesday

Y

Y

Thursday Y Y
Friday

No Drop-In

 

No Drop-Ins

  • Tuesday mornings
  • Fridays
  • Statutory holidays


Our Faculty Liaison Structure

Each Faculty at UBC Okanagan has an Accessibility Advisor Liaison assigned. The table below shows the Advisor-Faculty assignments. Contact details are located at the bottom of this page.

Advisor 

School/Faculty 

Bree Sproule Faculty of Health & Social Development
Okanagan School of Education
Tina Marten Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Jason Taylor School of Engineering
Faculty of Management
Co-Op
College of Graduate Studies
Zoë Bigwood Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science*
Access Studies
NITEP Vancouver (Indigenous Teacher Education Program)

X

Allergy Alert

The Disability Resource Centre is an allergen-free zone. The following allergens are prohibited in the DRC office area and all exam rooms:

  • Cologne, perfume, and other scented products
  • All nuts (peanuts and tree nuts)

UBC Okanagan has implemented a voluntary Scent Free Program on campus. Scented personal products contain chemicals that can cause health problems for many people, especially those with asthma, allergies, or environmental illnesses. The University Health & Safety Committee asks for your support in limiting the use of scented personal care products.

Scented products can cause sore throat, runny nose, sinus congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, headache, mental confusion, inability to concentrate, flushing, irritability, nausea, muscle pain, or migraines. Besides perfume, cologne, and aftershave some products that may contain added scents are soap, lotions, deodorants, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, make-up, sunscreen, detergent, fabric softener, cleaning products, candles, and air fresheners.

For more information, visit the Scent Free Education and Awareness page.

Meet the team

Earllene Roberts

Manager

Office: University Centre 214C
Email: earllene.roberts@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 9263

Jared Dean

Programs & operations coordinator

Office: University Centre 215
Email: jared.dean@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8052

Tina Marten

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 216
Email: tina.marten@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 9064

Jason Taylor

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 214B
Email: jason.taylor@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8359

Bree Sproule

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 217
Email: bree.sproule@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8358

Zoë Bigwood

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 215
Email: zoe.bigwood@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8398

Tania Meyer

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 215
Email: tania.meyer@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8902

Meghan Currie (on leave)

Accessibility Advisor

Office: University Centre 215
Email: meghan.currie@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8041

Amy Lauterbacher

Team lead – Okanagan accommodation & accessibility services

Office: University Centre 215
Email: amy.lauterbacher@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8562

Deserae Gogel

exam coordinator – DRC

Office: University Centre 215
Email: deserae.gogel@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8360

Laura Mudde

exam coordinator – DRC

Office: University Centre 215
Email: laura.mudde@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8360

Jill Yates

Designated ASL INterpreter

Office: University Centre 215
Email: jill.yates@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8358

Madison Knodel

exam coordinator – UBC Okanagan Testing Services

Office: University Centre 215
Email: madison.knodel@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8360

Nyshaya Leck

Reception/Admin Support

Office: University Centre 215
Email: drc.questions@ubc.ca 
Tel: 250 807 8053