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Centre for Students with Disabilities

Faculty and students talking at the launch of the Inclusive Design Research Institute at OCAD University. Photo by Christina Gapic.

 ***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

As of August 2, 2018, the CSD will be located at 230 Richmond St. West on the 6th floor with the Health & Wellness Centre. For more information, please contact the CSD at 416-977-6000 x 339 or csd@ocadu.ca. 

 

Centre for Students with Disabilities

OCAD University values accessibility, cultural diversity, equitable global citizenship, art and design advocacy, aesthetic and formal excellence, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The University is accountable for and committed to providing a working and learning environment that is accessible and inclusive to all persons who work, study or visit, and strives to provide services in a way that respects the dignity, confidentiality, self-esteem and independence of persons with disabilities.

The University recognizes that the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities is a collaborative process with shared responsibility among all stakeholders. The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) has subject matter expertise in the area of disability, accessibility and academic accommodations and oversees and coordinates the student academic accommodation process. Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are governed by the: Ontario Human Rights Code (Code), Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA, 2001), and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA, 2005).

 

Location

We are located on the 6th floor with the Health & Wellness Centre at 230 Richmond St. West. 

 

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Walk-in support available daily from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be served on a first come first serve basis. 

Accommodated quizzes/tests/exams will still occur Friday afternoon, if applicable. 

 

Contact

Email: csd@ocadu.ca
Telephone: 416-977-6000 Ext. 339
Fax: 416-977-5465

 

Staff at the CSD

Victoria Bacnis, BFA (covering for Chelsea Good)
Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4940
vbacnis@ocadu.ca

Kimberly Giberson, BSW
Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
416-977-6000, Ext. 287
csd@ocadu.ca

Chelsea Good, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.) (currently on maternity leave) 
Senior Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4940
cgood@ocadu.ca

Fiona Murtagh
Assistant
416-977-6000 Ext. 339
csd@ocadu.ca

Alison Nicholls, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Senior Accessibility Advisor 
416-977-6000, Ext. 424
anicholls@ocadu.ca

Jennifer Robinson, MA
Director
416-977-6000, Ext. 260 
jrobinson@ocadu.ca

Moira Ruthralingam, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4789
mruthralingam@ocadu.ca

Robyn Shaw, MSW, RSW
Manager
416-977-6000, Ext. 2116
rshaw@ocadu.ca