Accessibility Advisory Committee

Mandate of the Nipissing University Accessibility Advisory Committee (NUAAC)

Provide leadership and resources to promote and foster a barrier free campus for students, employees, faculty, visitors and volunteers. The NUAAC shall:

  • Identify accessibility concerns, investigate and respond appropriately.
  • Identify facilities, regulations, policies, programs and services that could cause barriers for any persons with disabilities within the campus community.
  • Create a plan in collaboration with the university’s planning process with regards to AODA standards.
  • Communicate the policies of the AODA to the campus community with respect to new standards and implementation guidelines.
  • Advise the University with respect to all matters of the AODA.
  • Oversee the strategic directions for implementation of the requirements arising out of the AODA and its standards.

Membership, 2022-2023

Casey Phillips Assistant Vice-President, Students Ext. 4100
David Drenth Director, Facility Services Ext. 4842
Heather Hersemeyer Director, University Technology Services Ext. 4346
Nancy Black Executive Director, Library Services Ext. 4220
Nancy Stevens Faculty of Arts & Science Ext. 4850
Paul Ritter Marketing, Web Ext. 4917
Robert Brownlee Marketing, Web Developer Ext. 4607
Sarah Driessens Office of the Dean of Teaching Ext. 4621
Harikesh Panchal NUSU Vice-President, Advocacy Ext. 4303
Steven Hansen Faculty of Education & Professional Studies Ext. 4091
Terry Kirkby Manager, Contracts & Projects Ext. 4505
Sydnee Wiggins Human Resources & Equity Advisor (Chair) Ext. 4066
Sarah Yackobeck Recording Secretary – HR Office Administrator Ext. 4898