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.
How do I get Involved?
If you are an ALC student on the Waterloo campus, you can access a request form from the ALC main office (Arts 1C11), from Arts 1C9, or from your consultant. If you are an ALC student on the Brantford campus, you can drop in to the main ALC office (DAL214) during weekly office hours, or email email@example.com.
You will be contacted via email or phone to set up an appointment time to meet with the volunteer. You can attend an unlimited number of 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.
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.
Receive valuable information about support services on campus. You will learn about and tour some of the following services: Academic Support and Advising, Wellness Centre, Diversity and Equity Office, 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.
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.