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Jessie Gunnell

Projects Officer

Degrees:B.Ed., M.A.
Office:3500 Carleton Technology and Training Centre

Jessie is an educational professional with 20 years of professional and volunteer experience in disability and accessibility. Joining the Institute in 2019, Jessie applies her knowledge and expertise to develop and manage initiatives that promote accessibility for people with disabilities. Before this, she worked as a Disabilities Coordinator and Learning Strategist at the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, developing skills in assessing for academic accommodations, implementing inclusive educational practices, learning strategies, assistive technology, and assessing and screening for disabilities. 

Selected Activities:

Malcolm Edwards, C., Edwards, J., Gunnell, J & Phipps, D. (2023). EDI, eh (EDIA)? How does accessibility factor in? Canadian Conference on Research Administration (CARA), St. John’s NL

Partridge, K., Connolly, T., Gunnell, J., Vukovic, B., Trudel, C., Chan, A., Souaid, M., and Patterson, R. Understanding the State of Accessible Taxi Vehicles and Shared Mobility Services in Atlantic Canada (Ottawa: Accessibility Institute at Carleton University, 2022).

Gunnell, J., Tanguay, S., & Vukovic, B., (2021). How advisors determine accommodations. Accessibility & Inclusion Summit: Supporting Student Success in Accessibility/Disability Services (CACUSS), Virtual

Vukovic, B., Gunnell, J. & Tanguay S. (2013). Screening for Learning Disabilities, Attention Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), Montreal, QC.

Brawn, L., Tanguay, S. & Gunnell, J. (2011). Evaluating Components of a successful transition to University for students with Asperger’s Syndrome. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), Toronto, ON.

Brawn, L., Gunnell, J., Reicker, L.I., Tombaugh, T.N.  (2008, February). “Information processing speed in adults with ADHD and/or LD.”  Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

*Brief unpublished journal article written to accompany poster presentation

Invited speaker:

Dyslexia: If I asked someone to help me read, I would be asking all the time, so I just stopped reading. MeWeRTH Lived Experience Luncheons, 2022.

Reducing barriers to promote individualization and inclusion of persons with disabilities as part of the 25th anniversary of the Paul Menton Centre & 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Carleton University, Re-Broadcast on CBC Morning, 2015.

Invited Panelist. Making Media Accessible in Educational Environments. Panel session at Aiming for Accessibility – Meeting Standards Making Change Conference, Guelph, ON, 2010.