Contact the Disability Resource Centre

The DRC will be closed on the following dates for UBC events:
– Monday, May 2 – 12pm till close
– Friday, May 6 – 12pm till close
– Tuesday, May 24 – all day
– May 25 – open, but no morning drop-in (9am – 11am)
– Friday, May 27 – all day
– Friday, July 8 – 12pm till close

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: 8:30-4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Email: drc.questions@ubc.ca
Tel:
250 807 8053
Confidential fax: +1 (855) 949-3705

Drop-In Times for Students

The DRC holds weekly drop-in sessions for students, as scheduled below. These sessions allow students to have private meetings with advisors to answer any questions which they may have. Students do not need to make an appointments, nor do they need to be registered with the DRC to come to a drop-in session. Drop-in sessions are held on a first come, first served basis and are used for meetings under 15 minutes in length.

You can attend a drop-in session by visiting the DRC office in person or by clicking on the Zoom link in the table below. Please be aware that if you choose to drop-in via Zoom, you will first be put into a Zoom lobby room and will then be admitted to a confidential meeting with an advisor once you reach the front of the queue. Please be aware that if the drop-in advisor is currently meeting with another student, you will need to wait until that session is complete before the advisor will be able to meet with you.

Day

Drop-in Times

Zoom Drop-In

9am to 11am

1pm to 3pm

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

The DRC runs a faculty liaison structure, where each faculty at UBC Okanagan is allocated an accessibility advisor. In most cases, Students and Faculty may use the table below to identify their accessibility advisor. Contact details are located at the bottom of this page.

*Please Note: A search of DRC’s systems may be required to determine the correct advisor for Faculty of Science and Arts students for the reasons below:

  1. Due to the size of the Faculty of Science, Jason Taylor has been allocated as an advisor for some students.
  2. Due to the size of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Bree Sproule has been allocated as an advisor for some students.

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

Drop-In Times for Faculty

The DRC holds weekly drop-in sessions for faculty, as scheduled below. These sessions allow faculty to meet with Accessibility Advisors to answer any questions which they may have about student accommodations and university processes. Faculty do not need to make an appointment to attend a drop-in session, but should be aware that drop-in sessions are held on a first come, first served basis.

Days

Advisor

Time

Location

Mondays Tina Marten 11am – 12pm Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67602208922?pwd=L3hjd2x3eUx4eFQyajVNY0IrQzA2dz09

Phone: +1 778 907 2071

Meeting ID: 676 0220 8922

Passcode: 384714

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

Tuesdays Bree Sproule 11am – 12pm
Wednesdays Jason Taylor 11am – 12pm
Thursdays Zoë Bigwood 11am – 12pm

 

No Drop-Ins

  • Statutory holidays
  • Fridays

Feedback

The DRC welcomes your feedback. Submit your comments about DRC accommodation processes, exams, other services, our website, or any other disability related issue below. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this information.

Comments and feedback

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 which 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, sun screen, 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

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

Laura Mudde

exam coordinator

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

Marissa Eberle

Intake Coordinator

Office: University Centre 215
Email: marissa.eberle@ubc.ca 
Tel: 250 807 8112

Nyshaya Leck

Reception/Admin Support

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

Raylene Alphonse (on leave)

Reception/Admin Support

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