Accessible Learning

Our Team


Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac, MSc
Manager, Accessible Learning Services
disability.access@acadiau.ca
902.585.1291

Marissa graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with a M.Sc. in Psychology. In her role at Acadia, she assists students who have disabilities by providing advice related to disclosure and self-advocacy, and application for external bursaries and grants (such as the Canada Study Grant and Services & Equipment Grant). Marissa also helps students access note-takers, tutors, assistive technology, etc.

Emily Duffett
Emily M. Duffett, MA
Coordinator - Work Integrated Learning
emily.duffett@acadiau.ca
902.585.1823

Emily graduated from Acadia University in 2013 with her M.A. in Sociology focusing on barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia. In her current role, she coordinates the Work Integrated Learning Program to support student employment opportunities for students with disabilities at Acadia. She provides education/workshops on work readiness, helps students to develop career goals while connecting the goals to what is being learned in the classroom, and partners with campus and community employers to facilitate subsidized work placements.

Kate Johnstone
Kate Johnstone
Accessibility Support Officer
kate.johnstone@acadiau.ca
902.585.1605

Kate completed her BFA at SFU and is currently working on her M.Ed. She works with students to deliver needs based workshops and develop practical skills such as time management, communication skills, and academic writing. In addition, Kate is an excellent resource to help students self-advocate and facilitate positive conversations between students and faculty.

Ian Ford, BSW, MSW, RSW
Accessibility Resource Facilitator
disability.access@acadiau.ca
902.585.1520


Emily Duffett
Gillian Hastey
Accessibility Support Officer/Exam Coordinator
disability.access@acadiau.ca
902.585.1823

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