Universal Access Capital Projects Working Group

Mandate

Established in Fall 2013, the Universal Access Capital Projects Working Group (UACP-WG) oversees the approval and execution of capital projects that enhance campus accessibility. These projects are inspired by universal design principles and render McGill buildings and properties more accessible to McGill community members and visitors.

The UACP-WG’s annual budget ($400,000) is allocated to various campus renovation projects. The UACP-WG will solicit, usually on an annual basis, proposals for capital project improvements that seek to improve universal access.

Proposals must be sponsored by: a Dean or senior administrator of the given unit, the Office for Students with Disabilities, or a student society.

The UACP-WG assesses and selects proposals on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Project’s potential to enhance universal access, considering the severity of accessibility limitations presented by the current design.
  • Project’s likely impact, considering the number of users who will benefit and the project’s potential to enhance: (a) the delivery of academic programs, and (b) the full inclusion of persons who face accessibility challenges at McGill.
  • Project feasibility, accounting for its budget and factors such as cultural heritage and architectural design.

The UACP-WG will report annually to the Senate Committee on Physical Development, which will in turn report annually on the UACP-WG’s activities to Senate.

 

Composition

Associate Provost (Equity & Academic Policies) - Chair 
Director of the Office of Campus and Space Planning - Vice Chair
Director, Facilities Design Services (or delegate)
Chair of the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity, Subcommittee on Person with Disabilities
Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities (or delegate)
McGill Human Resources representative
SSMU representative
PGSS representative
2 Members at large (one faculty and one member of admin and support staff)
(Resource personnel and other members by invitation) 

 

 


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