VIU Campus Development

About the UAC

The Universal Access Committee (UAC) was founded in 2017. We are committed to removing boundaries at VIU, both small and large.  

To date, the UAC has raised over 6 million dollars that is being used for accessibility upgrades on campus. 

Past and Present Projects

The UAC has and will continue to mitigate access issues right here on campus!

Learn more about our Projects

UAC Members

Dr. Linda Derksen, Universal Access Lead and Professor of Sociology

Brenda McKay, Director, Human Resources

Bryan Tinlin, Director, Student Services

Drew Taylor, Associate Director, Campus Development

Harmoni Jones, Manager, VIU Student Housing

Irlanda Price, Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs

Janette Polson, Executive Assistant to CFO and VP Administration

Karl Childress, Director - IT Operations

Lara Wright, University Librarian

Mary Stasiuk, Access Specialist/Coordinator

Melissa Townsend, Director, Ancillary Services

Michael Carpenter, Web Manager, Information Technology

Michael Taylor, Manager, Food Services

Richard Lewis, Associate Vice-President, Facilities and Ancillary Services