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Inclusive Post-secondary Education

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) provides an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to realize an authentic University experience, from both an academic and a social perspective, over a 4-5 year period.

Students audit classes within their chosen academic themes, while our Educational Facilitators modify the related curriculum, in order to provide personalized, life-applicable learning.  Throughout this process, our Educational Facilitators also liaise with professors, and assist students in accessing every aspect of University life. We embrace a flexible, collaborative, dynamic, diverse working environment.

We strive to be pioneers in the field of inclusive post-secondary education, Because everyone has the right to an education.


Rhonda Frizzell (Program Director)
University of Calgary: Education Basement, Room 51
Office Phone: (403) 220-2826

Kate Horechka (Educational Facilitator)
St. Mary’s University: McGivney Hall, Room M201

Danica Babey (Education Team Leader)
University of Calgary: EDT 054

For more information:
Contact: Kate Horechka, Educational Facilitator
Office: M201


Important Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2017

New Student Orientation – Bachelor of Education September 1
Labour Day, University closed September 4
New Student Orientation – Bachelor of Arts & Sciences September 5
First day of classes; Deadline to pay Fall term fees (including block week courses) September 6
Last day to register or change registration for fall term (including block-week courses) September 13
Last day to submit an Application to Graduate October 1
Thanksgiving Day, University closed October 9
Remembrance Day observed, University closed November 10
Reading Week, no classes November 13-17
Last day to withdraw from Fall term without academic penalty November 24
Last day to submit Final Exam Conflict form; Last day to apply for Winter 2018 bursaries. November 24
Last day of classes for Fall term December 11
Final Examinations December 12-20

Winter 2017

New Student Orientation January 5
First day of classes January 8
Deadline to pay Winter term fees (including block-week courses) January 8
Last day to register or change registration for Winter term (including block-week courses) January 15
Last day to withdraw from full-year courses without academic penalty January 15
Alberta Family Day, University closed February 19
Reading Week, no classes February 20-23
Last day to apply for early admission to Bachelor of Education program for Fall 2018 March 3
Last day to withdraw from Winter term without academic penalty March 23
Last day to submit Final Exam Conflict form March 23
Good Friday, University closed March 30
Easter Monday, University closed April 2
Last day to apply for scholarships and bursaries for Fall 2018 April 15
Last day of classes for Winter term April 16
Student Conferences April 17-18
Final Examinations April 19-27