Accessible Learning

Our Team


Marissa McIssac
Marissa McIsaac, MSc
Manager, Accessible Learning Services
accessible.learning@acadiau.ca
902.585.1291

Marissa graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with a MSc in Psychology. In her role at Acadia, Marissa provides oversight and management of day-to-day operations of Accessible Leaning Services. She also assists students by providing advice related to disclosure and self-advocacy.

Emily Duffett
Emily M. Duffett, MA
Coordinator - Work Integrated Learning
emily.duffett@acadiau.ca

Emily graduated from Acadia University in 2013 with her MA 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, MEd
Accessible Learning Support Advisor
kate.johnstone@acadiau.ca
902.585.1520

Kate is primarily responsible for developing needs based workshops to support students improving their time management, communication, and study skills. In addition, Kate is an excellent resource to help students self-advocate. Kate completed her BFA and MEd with a focus on Post-Secondary Leadership at Simon Fraser University and has worked in Student Services in various roles for the last ten years.

Gillian Hastey
Gillian Hastey
Accessible Resource Facilitator
accessible.learning@acadiau.ca
902.585.1823

Gillian completed her BA from Mount Allison University in 2013 and has over 10 years of experience working in disability related fields. She is often the first point of contact for students who are looking to register or receive more information about Accessible Learning. As the Accessibility Resource Facilitator, Gillian assists students in identifying academic accommodations, and advising related to disclosure and self-advocacy. Gillian also works with students to apply for the Services and Equipment Grant and accessing note takers, assistive technology, and other supports.

Caleb Stark
Caleb Stark
Exam Coordinator
accessible.learning@acadiau.ca
902.585.1605

Caleb completed his BA from Mount Allison University in 2014. Caleb primarily coordinates midterm and exam accommodations for students who are registered with Accessible Learning. His duties include processing requests, ensuring accommodations, and acting as a liaison between students and faculty.
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Contact

accessible.learning@acadiau.ca
Tel: 902.585.1605902.585.1823

Fax: 902.585.1093

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

Rhodes Hall, Rooms 111 — 115

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

 
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