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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) during weekly office hours once the university is fully open again. Until that time, you are welcome to email our peer support team at lbmentors@wlu.ca to make arrangements to set up a zoom chat.

Brantford Peer Support Team

A note from Sarah:

Hey i'm Sarah and i'm a fourth year criminology and psychology student. After graduation I hope to get my masters in forensic psychology. A little bit about me is that I love to do gymnastics and parkour when I have some spare time. I've also been a peer support volunteer for 2 years now and a note taker for 3. If you have any questions about note taking or need assistance registering to get notes send me an email at lbmentors@wlu.ca and i'll be happy to help!

Drop-In Availability and Special Guests

Sarah is available every Tuesday throughout the term to answer your questions or just to chat. We also have some special guests lined up, so feel free to zoom in during our drop-in times to get all of your questions answered. Both Brantford and Waterloo students are welcome:

Sept. 29

1:00-2:00 drop in for help with activating your accommodations, booking your midterms, and more

2:00-3:00 drop in for term planning support

Zoom Link

Oct. 6

1:00-2:30 drop-in availability (open chat) with Sarah

2:30-3:00 Peer Wellness Educator drop in (open chat) Guests from Peer Wellness

Zoom Link

Oct. 20

1:00-2:30 drop-in availability (open chat) with Sarah

2:30-3:00 WLUSU clubs drop in (open chat) Guest: Jaymie Pizzicarola

Zoom Link

Oct. 26

1:00-2:30 drop-in availability (open chat) with Sarah

Zoom Link

2:30-4 Career Development Centre (open chat) Guest: Korrie Belanger

register for zoom link through Navigator

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.