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University of Guelph

Site: J T Powell Building

Service: Student Accessibility Services

Public Comments NOTE: Student Accessibility Services has moved to a new location in the J T Powell Building next to the Athletics Centre
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; SAS ; U of G ; UofG
Former Name Centre for Students with Disabilities (May 2014)
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 56208
Fax 519-824-9689
Primary Executive Alison Burnett, Director, Student Wellness Services
Alternate Executive Barry Praamsma-Townshend, Manager, Student Accessibility Services
Description (Site) Guelph-University of Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
University of Guelph, J T Powell Bldg
168 Reynolds Walk
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
View Google Map
Intersection Gordon St and Stone Rd E
Mailing Address c/o University of Guelph, Student Accessibility Services 
50 Stone Rd E 
Guelph, ON N1H 2W1
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; There are electric door openers at the main entrance (ground floor) and the east entrance (second floor). There is an elevator in the building. Accessible washrooms on both floors. Hoyer Lift and change table in washrooms on the second floor (watch for overhead signs). Wayfinding information is available using the Blind Square app on your mobile device.

The building has many other features for accessibility; feedback welcome.

If the social environment presents a barrier, email to make appropriate arrangements (
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: All appointments with students are being conducted by telephone or online (Microsoft Teams).

Facilitates access to the learning environment at the University of Guelph for students who experience disabilities.

Services include: academic accommodations based on the student's functional abilities, screening for ADHD and Learning Disabilities, support groups, orientation programs, adaptive technology, exam centre, facilitating access to financial assistance, individualized coaching and support, and peer-based assistance.

**The University does not provide attendant care directly but will assist with referrals to community resources within the City of Guelph
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Guelph - University of Guelph
Eligibility Services are available for registered students at the University of Guelph. Students can be full or part-time, graduate or undergraduate and they must have appropriate documentation supporting their disability. 
Both permanent and temporary disabilities are supported. Prospective students are welcome to contact Student Accessibility Services for a consultation prior to admission.
Application Complete a New Student Intake Form found on the website
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Service Categories Academic Counselling ~ Students with Disabilities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Students with Disabilities ; Student Disability Services ~ College/University Students