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An orientation program for students with disabilities

Open to all students who identify as having a disability(s) entering or currently enrolled in any Ontario post-secondary institution for the 2024-2025 academic year.

SHIFT programming guides students and parent/support persons through navigating accessibility services and invites students to connect with each other before the Fall semester begins!

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SHIFT will be offered in three different formats. Sign up for the date that works for you:

  • In-person on TMU campus: Tuesday, August 20, 2024 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Virtual on Zoom: Thursday, August 22, 2024 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Virtual self-paced learning: we will send you all pre-recorded SHIFT sessions for you to review at your own pace

Please note: listed end times may vary depending on the pace of the group.

SHIFT Session Topics

SHIFT 2024 session details coming soon! In the meantime, check out the session details below from SHIFT 2023 to give you an idea of what to expect this summer!

  Session 1: 
Welcome & Introduction

Welcome to accessibility services at TMU!

 Session 2: 
Academic Values

Explore what you might value in your academic journey and what kind of support you would want from accessibility services as you enter into post secondary.

  Session 3: 
Introduction to AAS

Hear from the director of AAS as he welcomes you to TMU, and then join us for an overview of Accessibility Services including who works at AAS and how to register. Connect with the SHIFT team for a Q&A session to finish!

 Session 4: 
Get to Know the TMU Campus

Let’s map our campus together, plus find out how to book an accessible campus tour.


  Session 5: 
Carousel Q& A

Listen, ask questions and connect with TMU student groups as well as other helpful university services!

  Session 6: 
Financial Support

Find out what financial support may be available to you as a student with a disability, what the money can be used towards, and how to apply for it.

Please note: this session will be primarily relevant for students who are Ontario residents. 

Our 1-hour virtual Parent* Webinar will provide you with information regarding the transition from high school to post-secondary education, registering with Academic Accommodation Support, and your role in supporting your TMU student!

Register for the date that works for you:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

* "Parent" refers to parent(s), guardian(s), and/or support persons

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