1. Welcome + Session Overview
  2. Learning Strategies Presentation
    1. Reference Links from LS Presentation
  3. Learning Strategies Q&A
  4. Assistive Technology (AT) Presentation
    1. AT Technologies Referenced in the Presentation
  5. Assistive Technology Q&A
  6. Plan Your Transition Presentation
    1. Reference Links from the Presentation:
  7. Plan Your Transition Q&A
  8. Guest Speaker
  9. Student Success Panel + Q&A

Each year, Grade 12 students with disabilities in Ottawa and surrounding areas are invited to attend an orientation event about the post-secondary environment with focus on specific resources available to students with disabilities.

On November 25, 2020, the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) hosted an online version of this event: the Virtual PMC Make the Cut 2020 Session.

The event featured live presentations, student success panel, guest speaker and opportunities for engagement inside moderated Q&A sessions.

Captioned recordings, accessible PowerPoint presentations and transcripts are available below.

Welcome + Session Overview

Larry McCloskey, the Director of PMC, and Paddy Stewart, host of the Virtual PMC Make the Cut 2020, welcome attendees and provide a brief overview of the event agenda.

Transcript – Welcome + Session Overview (TXT file)

Learning Strategies Presentation

Hear about learning strategies support available at post secondary from Amanda Blais, PMC Disability Coordinator and Learning Strategist.

Learning Strategies Presentation – PowerPoint (PPT file)

Learning Strategies Presentation – PowerPoint (PDF file)

Transcript – Learning Strategies Presentation (TXT file)

Reference Links from LS Presentation

Learning Strategies Q&A

Amanda Blais answers questions from attendees.

Transcript – Learning Strategies Q&A Session (TXT file)

Assistive Technology (AT) Presentation

Explore various assistive technology that assists post-secondary students with Jordyn Tremblay, PMC Assistive Technologist and Learning Strategist.

Transcript – Assistive Technology Presentation (TXT file)

AT Technologies Referenced in the Presentation

Assistive Technology Q&A

Jordyn Tremblay answers questions from attendees.

Transcript – Assistive Technology Q&A Session (TXT file)

Plan Your Transition Presentation

Sonia Tanguay, PMC Senior Disability Coordinator, provides some insight to the post-secondary environment and how to transition successfully.

Plan Your Transition Presentation – PowerPoint (PPT file)

Plan Your Transition Presentation – PowerPoint (PDF file)

Transcript – Plan Your Transition Presentation (TXT file)

Reference Links from the Presentation:

Plan Your Transition Q&A

Sonia Tanguay answers questions from attendees.

Transcript – Plan Your Transition Q&A Session (TXT file)

Guest Speaker

Daryl Rock is an expert in social development, disability rights, knowledge mobilization, research funding and policy development. In his address to attendees, he offers advice and inspiration on taking control of your life, goal-setting, dreaming big and committing to life-long learning.

Transcript – Guest Speaker, Daryl Rock (TXT file)

Student Success Panel + Q&A

Current PMC students share their experience about university life and offer helpful strategies for a successful transition.

Transcript – Student Success Panel + Q&A + Wrap-up (TXT file)

If you have questions, please contact Linda Stewart, Transitions Coordinator for the Virtual PMC MTC 2020, by email at L1stewart@rogers.com.