Disability Services works with students, faculty, and staff to provide an accessible learning environment for students with disabilities attending Selkirk College. We accomplish this through provision of reasonable academic accommodations, by providing services and supports, and by removing physical and attitudinal barriers to access.
Together with the College community, Disability Services staff is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming campus environment that supports the full participation of students with disabilities.
Disability Services provides a variety of services to support the educational goals of students with documented disabilities at Selkirk College. This includes:
Providing transition information and support
Assistance in transitioning from High School to College
Assisting with admission and registration processes
Determining eligibility for academic accommodations
Accommodated exams such as a separate setting and extra time
Classroom accommodations such as recording lectures and accessing a note taker
Course materials in an alternate format
Assistance in accessing technology, adaptive software, and funding support
Canada Student Grant (CSGP-PD)
Technology & services through the Canada Student Grant Program (CSGP-PD).
Removing barriers to physical access
Providing specialized seating
In addition, Disability Services acts as a campus resource to students, faculty, and staff on creating inclusive campuses, and on other issues related to disability.
Students’ disability related information is treated as confidential.
Please note that if you access disability services, your disability status and academic accommodations will not appear on your academic transcript.
If you have questions around confidentiality, please contact a Disability Service Coordinator, or review our Policy, for more information.
Documentation of Disability
Disability Services requires that you provide current medical evidence and documentation of your disability or medical condition in order to access disability-related academic accommodations and supports. We recommend that you provide this documentation well before classes start. This will enable us to confirm your eligibility for accommodation and make specific arrangements to support your learning in a timely manner. If your records are available either from your school or physician, please contact them to request a copy to provide to the Disability Service Coordinator. If you do not currently have documentation of your disability, please contact a Selkirk College Disability Service Coordinator for guidance well in advance of your program start date.
How to Get Started
To discuss accessing disability-related services and supports, please contact Julie Rigby at the Welcome Centre at by email or 250 365-1273 and she will book students or yourself with an appointment with a Disability Services Coordinator. We recommend that you are in touch with a DS Coordinator well in advance of your planned start date whenever possible as many services and supports require considerable time to plan and implement.
Our Disability Services Team
250.354.3205 - Silver King, Tenth Street, KSA Campuses in Nelson
Trish Foy - Disability Service Coordinator (On leave)
250.365.1380 - Castlegar Campus
250.365.1429 - Castlegar Campus
250.365.7292 ext.21492 - Castlegar Campus
Gail Pighin - Disability Services Coordinator, Part-time
250.354.3225 - Castlegar and Nelson Campuses
250.365.1380 - Castlegar Campus