Accessibility Resources

Zubair Hirji

Academic Concession

For short-term concerns — a sudden injury, family emergency and physical or  mental illness — students can apply for academic concession through their academic advising office. Concessions include dropping or withdrawing from a course after the deadline and getting deferred standing for coursework so it can be completed after the situation is resolved. Students will be asked to provide documentation of the illness or emergency and are encouraged to communicate with their course instructor(s) throughout the process.

The Centre for Accessibility

Located at 1203 Brock Hall, the Centre for Accessibility is your first point of contact for all accessibility concerns at UBC. It provides accommodations for students who have disabilities or long-term medical conditions that prevent them from accessing resources in the classroom or around campus. For example, those with learning disabilities can apply for extended time on exams or leniency on deadlines. Accessibility shuttles are available to help students with limited mobility navigate campus. UBC also offers priority course registration and housing access for those who need it.

Not sure if you’re eligible for accomodations? You can call in to talk to an accessibility advisor on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for Tuesdays when they close at 1 p.m.

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