Accessible Learning

Our Team


Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac, MSc (Psychology)
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 Duffett
Accessibility Officer
disability.access@acadiau.ca
902.585.1823

Emily primarily coordinates midterm and exam accommodations for students who have disabilities.. Her duties include processing requests, ensuring accommodations and acting as a liaison between students and faculty when needed. Emily also organizes workshops for both students and faculty. 

Rose Grieder
Rose Grieder, MA (Communications), MA (English)
Accessibility Support Officer
rose.grieder@acadiau.ca
902.585.1605

Rose holds a M.A. in English from the University of Ottawa (’19) and a M.A. in Communications from Carleton University (’16).  She works with students  to develop academic skills in time management, organizational routines, note taking strategies, study skills, and essay composition, to name a few. She specializes in providing workshops on time management and how to compose essays and written assignments. In addition, Rose acts as a mediator by facilitating correspondence between students and their professors when it comes to practicing advocacy and requesting additional accommodations.
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