Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)


The IPSE Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization that provides individuals with developmental disabilities a university experience, and support transiting to employment.  We celebrate personal gifts and passions, while addressing barriers from both a societal and an individual perspective.

UCalgary Campus

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) facilitates opportunities for diverse learners to cultivate their academic and social aspirations, at either the University of Calgary or St. Mary’s University. Students have a distinct voice in their learning outcomes and actively participate in designing their own learning model tailored to their preferences, abilities and interests. Instruction is paced to a student’s unique needs.

We are deeply invested in positive, enduring outcomes for each of our students and alumni, and acknowledge that challenges are best met in a way that promote both independence and resilience. We aspire to create new and innovative ways to address the hard questions. To this end, we provide personalized supports to our students and graduates while building community alliances to ensure long-term success. 

How to apply

For more information on how to apply, visit the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Society of Alberta website.

Contact info

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW

St. Mary’s University
14500 Bannister Road SE

"We believe all people can embrace who they are, define their future, and change the world."

Campus Life

Campus Life

You will belong to an extended community of students and faculty. With the help of staff and peer connections, students gain opportunities to become involved in campus clubs, social services, associations, and recreational events.

Facilitation team

Facilitation team

Educational Facilitators provide a student with the tools needed to get the most out of their classroom experience, and generate modified course materials suited to each individual’s needs.

Connecting to professors and campus staff

Connecting to professors and campus staff

Connecting with professors and Teaching Assistants (TA) is an important part of the authentic university experience. Accessibility to resources and experts linking to your interests and passions is one of the best parts of University life.