The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is pleased to welcome Meghan Currie, UBC Okanagan's newest accessibility advisor.
Currie's new role gives the DRC two advisors to help determine eligibility for academic accommodations, provide advising and support to students, and work with faculty to help them best support their students when needed.
The addition of this new role allows also the DRC to better meet the growing demand for academic accommodations for students who are disabled, have a chronic medical condition or a temporary injury.
Currie completed her undergraduate degree in Human Geography at UBC Okanagan and did graduate studies in visual impairment at UBC Vancouver.
She brings a robust knowledge of assistive technologies to the position and has already been highly engaged in disability services and supports at UBC Okanagan as the coordinator of the Inclusive Technology Lab, a role she continues on a part-time basis.
Currie is also very active in the local community. She's an executive board member at the Bridge Youth & Family Service Society, board member for Board Voice Society of BC, co-chair and community lead with Social Policy Kelowna, as well as involved with the New Tree Fruit Varieties Development Council. She values and strongly believes in the importance of building strong communities through active involvement.
To connect with Currie, drop by the DRC in the University Centre building (UNC 214) or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-807-8041.