Contact the Disability Resource Centre

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 walk-in 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.

Week 1 Schedule (see dates below)

Week 1 Dates Day Advisor Time
  • September 6 – 9
  • September 20 – 23
  • October 4 – 7
  • October 18 – 21
  • November 1 – 4
  • November 15 – 18
  • November 29 – December 2
  • December 13 – 16
Monday Tina 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday Bree 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday Jason 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm
Thursday Zoë 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm

 

Week 2 Schedule (see dates below)

Week 2 Schedule Day Advisor Time
  • September 13 – 16
  • September 27 – 30
  • October 11 – 14
  • October 25 – 28
  • November 8 – 11
  • November 22 – 25
  • December 6 – 9
  • December 20 – 23
Monday Tina 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday Zoë 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday Jason 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm
Thursday Bree 9am – 11am & 1pm – 3pm

 

No Drop-Ins

  • Monday mornings
  • Fridays
  • Stat 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)

 

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

Meghan Currie (on leave)

Accessibility Advisor

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

Raylene Alphonse

Reception/Admin Support

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

Amy Lauterbacher

Team lead – Okanagan accommodation & accessibility services

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

Tania Meyer

Intake Coordinator

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

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