Accessible Learning

Our Team

Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac, MSc
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 M. Duffett, MA
Coordinator - Work Integrated Learning

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 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.

Gillian Hastey
Gillian Hastey
Accessibility Support Officer/Exam Coordinator

Gillian completed her BA from Mount Allison University in 2013. Gillian 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.
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Tel: 902.585.1291902.585.1605902.585.1823

Fax: 902.585.1093

Mail: Accessible Learning Services, Box 189
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Rhodes Hall, Rooms 111 — 115