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Peer Support

The Peer Support Program connects students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) with volunteers who can assist them in their university lives through a variety of tutorials and workshops. Tutorials are one-on-one sessions or small groups, led by senior Laurier students. 

Get Involved

If you are an ALC student on the Waterloo campus, you can access a request form from the ALC office (PP220), from (P204) Peters building, or from your consultant. If you are an ALC student on the Brantford campus, you can drop in to the ALC office (One Market, OM 207-20) or email our peer support team at lbmentors@wlu.ca to make arrangements to set up a zoom chat.

Coming Soon.

Brantford Peer Support Team

Beginning September 13, 2021, Caleigh, Sarah, and Megan will be the Brantford peer support team volunteers. They are available to chat during their regular weekly drop-in hours via zoom. Use their zoom meeting link to connect with them with questions about accessing your accommodations, or anything Laurier!

Meet the Team

Caleigh

Hi, my name is Caleigh Husak and I am a 3rd year student at Wilfrid Laurier! I am so happy to be a part of the Peer Support Team at the Accessible Learning Center (ALC). I am excited to work with Laurier Students in any way such as addressing any problems or questions that you may have. I will be available during my office hours on Tuesdays from 1-3pm. I also look forward to connect and work together with any other Laurier Department partners of ALC that may help provide you support as well. 

Fun Fact about me is I live very close to the beach where I love to go play volleyball, swim and go on walks! I also love  baking and reading books as well!

I am majoring in Criminology, but I am hoping to receive another major in Forensic Psychology as well. I was also supposed to go to Sussex, U.K. for the LLB program so I can be of help answering any questions surrounding that program as I was an executive member in the Sussex Society of Brantford Club last school year.

I am excited to be back interacting with other students and helping you navigate online resources as well as on campus resources in any possible way. I can not wait to meet and connect with all of you this year! 

Sarah

Hi! My name is Sarah Somani and I'm a 4th year Law & Society student. I'm excited to be joining the ALC team this fall! I will be joining the team as a peer support volunteer, which means I get to assist my fellow Golden Hawks with any questions or accommodations you may have this year!

A fun fact about me is that in 2020, I created a non-profit organization that helps women seeking safe shelters in Canada!

Along with this role, I've also been a Peer Academic Coach for first year classes, and I am currently acting as the Vice President of the Law & Society Student Council this year! If you have any questions about getting involved, navigating Laurier, or anything academic related, feel free to drop by my office hours on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30. 

I look forward to connecting with you all!

Megan

Hello, I am Megan Briard, and I am a part of the Peer Support team at the ALC! My role at the ALC consist of many different duties including training, working with volunteers, and most importantly, providing weekly office hours where I am able to meet with students accessing the ALC.

A fun fact about me is that I played a lot of softball growing up and still enjoying playing whenever I can!

I am currently entering into my fourth year of the Social Work program and know my way around the campus and it’s many resources very well, so please feel free to contact me at anytime or join me on my office hours on Thursdays 10am-12pm! I would love to meet you!

Drop-in Availability Brantford

Starting September 13, 2021

Tuesdays between 1 – 3 p.m., Caleigh 

Wednesdays between 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sarah

Thursdays between 11 a.m. – noon, Megan 

Zoom Meeting Link

Email: lbmentors@wlu.ca

You can also reach out to Caleigh, Sarah, or Megan by emailing them at lbmentors@wlu.ca or through Teams instant messaging by searching: Caleigh Husak (chusak@wlu.ca), Sarah Somani (ssomani@wlu.ca) , or Megan Briard (mbriard@wlu.ca

Special Guests

Tuesday, October 19 between 1-2pm, drop-in to chat with Irene Tencinger, Laurier Librarian. Irene will be talking about finding information (ex. Journal Articles) for upcoming papers and assignments. Please come out and join us at 1 PM on Oct 19th to meet Irene and me! Any questions you have about finding research for papers we can hopefully answer!  Zoom Meeting Link

Available Tutorials

ITS New User Support

Hands-on tutorials on MyLearningSpace (including the note-taking system), MyLaurier email account and LORIS. This tutorial is ideal for first-year students seeking to build confidence navigating these widely used communication tools.

Campus Life

Do you want to learn about how to get more involved in the university community? Are you unsure what opportunities are available? You will receive information on volunteer opportunities, campus job opportunities, intramural sports, clubs and groups.

Student Support

Receive valuable information about support services on campus. You will learn about and tour some of the following services: Academic Support and AdvisingWellness Centre, Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Career Centre, and more.

Navigating ALC Services

Hands-on tutorial focused on learning how to navigate the processes at the ALC. You will learn about deadlines, systems and responsibilities as a student. We will also briefly cover the academic support services for students with disabilities, including alternate format, assistive technology, exam accommodations, learning strategists, note-taking accommodation, tutoring and student support.

Campus Orientation

Students with mobility disabilities may request assistance to class or in mapping campus locations (such as finding the most accessible route to class). You may also request a volunteer to walk with you to act as a sighted guide or assist in other ways for medical reasons. Ongoing or one-time guided orientation is offered.