The Student Accessibility Service Office (SASO) assists students in Thompson and in The Pas through the Learners' Assistance Centre (LAC) at each campus. There is a Student Accessibility Service primary coordinator at the LAC in The Pas; and, a Student Accessibility Service coordinator at the LAC in Thompson. The coordinators engage in SASO service in addition to their work with the LAC and students who utilize SASO services have access to them at all times. These 2 Student Accessibility Service coordinators work together to implement and coordinate the delivery of accessibility services for UCN students. The SASO strives to provide accessible learning opportunities, and reasonable accommodations, for all UCN registered students, with permanent and/or temporary, documented disabilities, of all types; mental, physical, neurological or medical conditions.
Some accommodations available for students with special
needs may include but are not limited to:
• Assessment for
accommodation needs, advocacy and disability counseling
formatting for textbooks, tests, assignments and exams
• Separate space
for test or exams
• Proper assistive
devices and equipment
• Extended time
for tests; assignments or Exams
• Referrals and
requests for Tutoring, Invigilation, Proctor and Note Takers as needed
We invite you to connect with the SASO at the Learners' Assistance Centres in The Pas (204-627-8541) and Thompson (204-677-6402) to learn first-hand
of the variety of support options available; as each student’s
needs are unique, the provision of services is designed individually; needs are
determined by the nature of the disability, requirements of the curriculum or
program of study, expectations in the classroom and the timeliness of the
UCN believes that students have the right and also the
responsibility to determine whether or not to access support services. Support
services do not provide students with any advantage over their peers; rather
they help to eliminate competitive disadvantages. Please be advised that you
are required to contact the SASO at the beginning of each semester, make an
appointment to update your Individual Accommodation Plan and needs.
At UCN, you will find an institution that believes in equal
educational opportunity for all qualified students. Faculty, administrators and
staff work closely with students to provide a continuum of support services
from the time of admission until graduation. If you haven’t
applied through student enrolment and you desire to apply now for
accommodations please, call or email the SASO at Emerald McKay in Thompson or Nicole Myers in The Pas.
Thank you for choosing The University College of the North; we
wish you success in your academic endeavors.