Gifty actively works to provide an accessible learning environment for all students by working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community service providers to reduce and eliminate the disability-related barriers that students may experience while pursuing their post-secondary studies. Gifty is driven by her desire to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment for diverse learners in which they thrive and achieve their academic goals. Gifty also teaches Mental Health First Aid.
• Master of Public Health, University of York
• Bachelor of Sciences (Biomedical Sciences), University of Southampton
• Critical Response Training, Mental Health Commission of Canada
• American Sign Language Certificate, Red Deer College
• Equity in Action Certificate, Library Journal
Mental Health First Aid
Amakye, G. (2018, October 16). Case management systems for disability and accessibility services. PADRA, Olds, AB.
Amakye, G. (2016, October 17). The hidden side of stroke – building mental health coping skills of patients/clients and caregivers. Mental Health & Well-Being Conference of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Volunteer work with Red Deer Soup Kitchen (2016 – present)
Professional and/or RDC Leadership
- Secretary, Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association of Alberta
- Former member, Library Inclusion Team
- Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association of Alberta
- Learning Specialists Association of Canada