Our program is built on the vision and commitment Mary Ellen Clancy brought to supporting students at StFX. A counsellor in the StFX Counselling Centre, Mary Ellen began working with students who benefitted from support with their studies in the late 1980s. Her work evolved and expanded over the years and in 2002 her efforts were formally recognized with the opening of The Tramble Rooms - Program for Students with Disabilities. The Tramble Rooms were named to honour the life and work of Judge Donnie Tramble, a StFX alumnus who inspired his classmates to create an endowment fund that supports the Centre to this day. Now retired, Mary Ellen’s work with a few students is now an integral resource for students and faculty. Renamed the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning, our staff welcomed over 480 students to our student-centered program of support in 2017.
Students with documented permanent disabilities work with our knowledgeable staff to become self-advocates who direct and manage their post-secondary studies. Staff work with students on program planning, study skills and time management, help find qualified tutors and notetakers, set up exam accommodations, find alternative formats for course materials, provide advice and training on assistive technologies and help with grant applications.
The Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning is located on the first floor of the Angus L. Macdonald Library, Room 108. Please visit us between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
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