Education Assistance and Inclusion Faculty

Kelley Young - M.S. Ed.

Co-Coordinator, Faculty Instructor  


Education: B.S., University of Washington (Psychology, Speech & Hearing Sciences), M.S., University of Kansas (Special Education), BC College Teachers Professional Teaching Certificate 

Areas of Instruction: Supporting Communication, Supporting Communication & Behaviour, Universal Design for Learning, Practicum, Foundations of Teaching & Learning Courses 

DACS Practice Expertise: Inclusive Education, Teaching (K-12), Positive Behaviour Support, BC Curriculum, Education and Behaviour Consulting, School Systems, Universal Design for Learning  


Sandra Polushin - BA., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Faculty Instructor 


Education: BA, Psychology/Sociology (UofA); MEd- Education (AU); PhD Candidate- Ed Tech & Learning Design (SFU)  

Areas of Instruction: Disability Studies, Universal Design for Learning, Working with Families, Person-Centered Planning, Community Building, Youth Transition, Employment Supports, Social Policy-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, PLAR 

DACS Practice Expertise: Practicum (School, Community, Employment), Inclusive and Accessible Course Design, Advocacy, Inclusive Supports, Reflective Practice 


Kari Gustafson - Pædagog, MA, Ph.D

Faculty Instructor 


Education: BA (Pædagog), Højvangseminariet, MA (Educational Psychology) Aarhus University, PhD (Education) Simon Fraser University 

Areas of Instruction: Disability in Context, Autism and Neurodiversity, Social & Emotional Learning, Working with Others– Communication, Lifespan Development, Practicum 

DACS Practice Expertise: Neurodiversity, Disability Justice, Self-advocacy, Relationality and Social Belonging, Games and Games-Based Practice, Reflective Practice