Accessible Learning

Our Team

Abu Kamara
Abu Kamara, PhD
Coordinator, Accessible Learning Services

Abu graduated from Dalhousie University in 2013 with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Abu is responsible for providing leadership in the development of an accessible and inclusive learning environment that supports students’ academic and social development.

Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac
Accessibility Resource Facilitator

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

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
Academic Strategist

Rose holds a M.A. in English literature from the University of Ottawa (’18) and a M.A. in Communications from Carleton University (’16). In her role as Academic Strategist at Acadia, Rose works one-on-one with students who have disabilities to help them develop academic skills including time management, organization, study-skills, note-taking, memorization techniques, reading comprehension methods and essay writing. Rose specializes in helping students approach how to compose essays and writing assignments by tailoring each session to each student’s individual needs.


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