Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

14. Graduate Students with Disabilities

The University accommodates students with disabilities, subject to not compromising the academic integrity of the course or program. The student informs the Graduate Chair of his/her disability after receiving a written "Offer of Admission". The Student Development Centre's Services for Students with Disabilities office (SSD) assesses the disability and special needs and advises the Graduate Chair on the appropriate remedy. Where the recommended relief entails an extraordinary expense or special equipment, students who are eligible for OSAP may receive support from an Ontario Ministry Bursary Fund that is administered by SSD and the University's Student Financial Services. If there is still need, SSD should contact the program. If the program cannot provide the relief, SSD should contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies who will review the case with all interested parties to seek remedy.