Download Your Accommodation Letter Online!

You can now download your accommodation letter online.

Visit our website and login to our online portal at:

You can click on the link below for instructions on how to access your letter.

*Note that the system will not automatically send your letter to your course instructor. Ensure you provide them with a copy.

How to get your accommodation letter

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

To encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree.

Up to four (4) scholarships at the bachelor level, distributed as follows: one in the category of Physical Disability, one in the category of Sensory Disability, two in any of the following categories: Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Mental Health Disability and Learning Disability.

These scholarships are valued at $2,000 CAD, for one academic year.

Submit an online application by visiting

FREE Executive Functioning Course and Coaching

• Feeling overwhelmed, under-prepared, or disorganized?
• Struggling to keep up with all that’s on your plate?
• Are you working hard but just not seeing results in your grades?
• Do these difficulties affect your well-being or your social life?

If the answer is “YES,” the first thing to know is you are not alone!

Manypeople struggle with these same things. There is also help available!

The Psychoeducational Research Training Centre (PRTC) at the
University of British Columbia (UBC) is currently seeking UBC students
who wish to participate in a FREE executive functioning course that
includes individual, supportive coaching. These services would take
place during the Winter 2 term, starting in mid-January.

If you are interested, you would work with a coach one-on-one on a
course tailored to meet your needs. You would also meet regularly with a
group of students who have similar struggles. You would be asked to
commit to attend the course for 10 weeks. If you are interested in this
course, please click the following link to register:

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Rachel Weber
Phone: 604-822-6382 Email:

It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning would like to invite you to an initiative called: It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote. During our kick-start event, participants will brainstorm ideas of what we can do to make the federal election more accessible in Vancouver, plan a one month ‘voting accessibility’ project to carry out with others, and hear from community specialists on some of the barriers people with disabilities face to civic engagement. This initiative is taking place in collaboration with Community Living BC, Disability Alliance of BC, Developmental Disabilities Association, and the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship.


Please RSVP here and invite your network!

Free food provided.


Event Details: It’s Election Time: Support People with Disabilities to Vote

When: September 17, 2019

Time: 5:45pm-7:45pm (doors open at 5:30).

Where: Multipurpose Room 4, Creekside Community Centre, at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, V5Y 0B1

RSVP required


We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Accessible Voting Poster

UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is September 16th. Students can apply for the awards on-line ( The on-line process is designed to be accessible. However, if any students encounter accessibility issues with the online form, please contact the Centre for Accessibility at

Only students who are not registered with the Centre for Accessibility need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with our office do not need to include medical documentation with their application if it has already been submitted.

The UBC Inclusive Campus project – Student Actor Position

The UBC Inclusive Campus project—a cutting-edge team of faculty, staff, clinicians and students —has heard students and clinicians with disabilities in the health professions express hurdles to their participation, in particular due to stigma and attitudinal barriers. They are now creating a play based on the stories using an innovative, drama-based approach. They are looking for a student with a disability with acting skills, who is interested in joining the cast.  Research will take place April-June (approximately 20 hours in total) with few performances (1-3) throughout this period. This will be a paid position.

If you are interested please contact

CDSA Conference Volunteer Opportunity

The Canadian Disability Studies Association conference will take place in Vancouver, June 1-3. They are looking for volunteers to monitor the sessions and registration table. In return you will be able to attend the sessions when you are not on duty. Here is the website of the association.


If you are interested in volunteering please email Tal Jarus at


National Young Leaders Program

Registration for the National Young Leaders Program is open online. If you are aged 17 – 30 and living with vision loss of any kind, you are now able to sign-up for the three in-person Summits that will be held across Canada this year.

And if you know someone who meets the criteria and would benefit from the Program, which is focused on career development and mentorship, please pass this invitation along. The three Summits are:

  • Summit 1: Vancouver (April 27 and 28)
  • Summit 2: Halifax (September 14 and 15)
  • Summit 3: Toronto (October 5 and 6)

CLICK HERE to be taken to the registration page, where you can select your Summit and sign-up.

Exciting details for next month’s Vancouver Summit are beginning to take shape: first, it will be held in the incredible Garibaldi room on the 31st floor of the Blue Horizons Hotel, which offers a 270-degree view of downtown Vancouver. You can take a “virtual tour” of the space by clicking the following link (select “Meeting + Banquet Rooms” at the top of the page):

Second, the Summit will feature the one and only Donovan Tildesley, the Canadian Paralympic swimmer and 2008 flag bearer who lives with blindness as a result of an inherited retinal disease.

More information on the Vancouver Summit will be announced shortly, including additional speakers and workshops. Once you register you will be on our list to receive financial support for travel and accommodations, should you require it. We will be booking blocks of hotel rooms in each city, but you need to sign-up now so that we can finalize numbers.

Register now so that you don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program! And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or call 1.800.461.3331 ext. 263.