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Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations

The Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations supports the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) in accommodating students with disabilities. It also supports Student Health Services, Counselling Services and Faculties and Schools in responding to students who require temporary accommodations for other issues and to those requesting deferrals for any reason. 

Terms of Reference:

The Committee will meet at least once per academic term.  The Committee will:

  • Provide feedback and input on QSAS, Student Wellness Services and institutional administrative policies and procedures related to academic accommodations, deferrals and short term accommodations;
  • Share best practices with respect to deferrals and short term accommodation requests;
  • Advise QSAS and Student Wellness Services staff on matters related to essential academic requirements and standards, procedures and processes as they relate to the accommodation process;
  • Where appropriate, provide academic-related advice to QSAS and Student Wellness Services related to complex accommodation requests for the purposes of maintaining essential academic requirements and standards.

2020 - 2021 Membership:

Student Affairs

Ann Tierney (co-chair)

Lindsay Winger

Ellie Sadinsky

Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

John Pierce (co-chair)

Sue Blake

Student Wellness Services 

Cynthia Gibney

Alan Jeans

Rina Gupta

Faith and Spiritual Life Kate Johnson
Faculty of Arts and Science

Bruce Griffiths

Jenn Stephenson

Sarah Bunting

Lucy Mackrell

Melissa Marcucci Grant

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Marianna Kontopoulou

Catherine Gurnsey

Faculty of Education Stephanie Barnaby
Faculty of Law

Helen Connop

Philip Drew

Faculty of Health Sciences

Leslie Flynn

Cheryl Pulling

Angela Anthony

Christopher Ward

Smith School of Business

Mandy Daniel

Angie Loyst

School of Graduate Studies Betsy Donald

Office of the University Registrar 

Stuart Pinchin

Suzanne Arniel

Stuart McPherson

Human Rights/Equity Office

Andrew Ashby


Jared den Otter


Justine Arman


Sam Hiemstra

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