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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 with any questions. Peer Support is available in the fall and winter terms only. Select the appropriate tab below for campus specific details.

Coming Soon.

Brantford Peer Support Volunteer

Beginning September 2022, Caleigh will be the Brantford peer support volunteer. She will be available to chat during her regular weekly drop-in hours. You are invited to connect with her with questions about accessing your accommodations, or anything Laurier!

Additonal peer support volunteers will be in place by October, 2022.

Caleigh

Hi, my name is Caleigh Husak and I am a 4th 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 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! 

My drop-in hours are every Wednesday 11:30-1:30. Come see me in OM 207-20 ro send me an email at lbmentors@wlu.ca.

Available Tutorials

ITS New User Support

Hands-on tutorials on MyLearningSpace, Microsoft Outlook 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 and accessing your accommodations. 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.