May 11, 2022
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Dear Students,

 

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize your hard work and determination in completing the Winter 2022 semester! Congratulations and we wish you a restful summer!

 

Welcoming our new OSD team members!

 

We have had the pleasure of welcoming new staff members to the OSD family and want to introduce them to you! They are committed to ensuring you feel welcomed and supported when you visit us at the OSD or connect with us online.

 

Julia Adam-Whittaker: Learner Support Specialist

Natalia Redreeva: Service Representative

Jenna Laurie: Access Services Advisor

Exam Sign-Up Process (for all Exams/ Tests/ Quizzes/ Finals)

 

For all timed in-person and online assessments, students must submit their accommodation requests using the Exam Sign up Form a minimum of 14 days (including weekends) prior to the start date of the exam.

 

Summer semester

 

Given the condensed nature of the summer semester, exam information may not be available with 14-days' notice. In this situation, please complete this exam registration request template and email to exams.osd@mcgill.ca as soon as possible.

 

14-day deadlines include the current day and weekends, with days starting as of 12:00am (midnight).

 

Note that individual time-based accommodations do not apply to exams that are 48 hours or more in duration or have been accessibly designed to incorporate additional time in the scheduled exam duration. If exceptional circumstances arise, please contact us at exams.osd@mcgill.ca. For more information, please visit the OSD FAQ page and review any email announcements from the OSD you may have missed.

 

Please note that the OSD Exam Centre's operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closed for statutory holidays.

Macdonald Campus Updates

 

During the month of May, the Macdonald Campus Student Services Office will be open Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Winter 2021 Deferred and Supplemental Exams

 

Exams deferred from the Winter 2022 (April 13-29th) exam period will be held August 15, 17 & 19, 2022. The deferred exam schedule will be posted by Central Exams approximately two weeks prior.


You are expected to be available during a deferred exam period to write your exam.

  • Students who have been approved to write a deferred exam(s) and are eligible for exam accommodations with the OSD must complete the online exam sign up form
  • Please note that time-based accommodations do not apply to assessments that are 48 hours or more in duration.

For detailed information regarding exam sign-up, accommodations, webinars, tutoring, and more, please visit our FAQ page.

Should you wish to meet with an Access Services Advisor, please schedule an appointment.

Mentorship & Learning Opportunities

Apply to be a Mentor at the OSD


OSD Peer Mentorship poster. To apply contact julia.adams-whittaker@mcgill.ca or visit the peer to peer supports page for more information

The Office for Students with Disabilities’ (OSD) Peer Mentoring Program is designed to enrich the university experience McGill's diverse student body. The program aims to ease the transition to university life while supporting students as they build and develop their own networks and skillsets. Mentors (McGill students who have attended the university for at least 1 year) are paired with a student who is registered with McGill’s Office for Students with Disabilities.

 

Mentors and mentees then meet on a continual basis, with mentors providing support based on their mentee’s individual needs. This can include working towards short-term and long-term goals, transitioning to university, achieving academic goals with learning strategies, managing stressors, and learning about resources around campus.

 

If you are interested in joining our fun and inclusive team of Peer Mentors, please fill out our mentor application form. Should you meet all requirements, you will be contacted once your application form has been reviewed.

Summer Webinars from Tutorial Services

 

 

Each semester our Learning Skills Advisor creates and presents webinars to help you get the most out of your academic life, while showing your true capabilities. Learn practical skills and strategies for topics including: Time Management, Learning and Memory and Concentration and Focus. You can see our full summer schedule, and register for events, through the Tutorial Services myInvolvement page.

Accenture Career Mentorship Program

 

 

 

 

About the Program


Mentees will be matched with an Accenture Mentor who will provide career mentorship. Mentors will provide career advice and support on any career topic, e.g. choosing a career path, applying to jobs and job interviews. Mentees can also discuss disability and accessibility at work with their mentors, or any other topic that they would like to receive mentorship on.

Program Details


The program will run from June 2022 to August 2022. However, the goal is to create
relationships that will go beyond this program.

 

Who is this for?


This program is for students who identify with having any form of visible or invisible disability, including but not limited to: intellectual, physical, visual, hearing,
learning, and mental illness.

 

How to Apply


Please read all instructions and submit all required elements of the application prior to the deadline. You will be required to submit the following:

About You: Please include the following details:

  • First & Last name
  • School
  • Graduation year
  • Email
  • Current program of study and type (undergrad/masters/graduate)
  • Have you previously participated in this program or any other Accenture mentorship programs?(note: priority for program participation will be given to new students, but all past applicants will still be considered, space permitting)

Personal Statement: Please answer the following questions in your personal statement and keep each answer between 100 and 250 words approximately:

 

  1. Briefly describe your career and professional goals.
  2. What are some barriers you have faced/ are currently facing in pursuit of your academic or professional goals?
  3. How will access to the Career Mentorship Program for Students with Disabilities impact you?

Please select 1 of 2 options below for submission of your personal statement:

 

  • Email a PDF with the “About You” information and your personal statement including the above questions in one attachment to: amrita.vaz@accenture.com

OR

  • Email an audio recording addressing each of the above questions in an mp3 or mp4 file type and send directly to: amrita.vaz@accenture.com

The application will close on May 29th at 11:59 pm EST Candidates who do not submit all required elements of the application will not be considered for the Persons with Disabilities Mentorship Program.

 


 

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