Accessible Learning

Our Team

Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac, MSc (Psychology)
Manager, Accessible Learning Services

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, MA (Communications), MA (English)
Accessibility Support Officer

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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