Student Help and Advocacy Centre

  Service Interruption —

All SHAC in-person services are currently suspended for 2020 - 2021 academic year. However, our staff is available remotely via email to assist by appointment; scroll down for our Virtual Office Hours or email to schedule an appointment.

SHAC is a student-run advocacy & referral center that provides a safe space for students to ask questions and get information.


  • Provide referrals and advocacy services on walk-in or appointment basis. Some of the issues that our services focus on include: academic, financial, housing/tenancy, human rights, legal, and university processes. 
  • Offer free legal aid services during the fall and winter semesters with a lawyer who holds office hours once a week.
  • Assist students in a confidential and compassionate manner to provide them with the information they need. 
  • Strive to help as many people as possible in finding the resources they need to be successful in their endeavors. 
  • Provide student-to-student support that is inclusive and equitable for all individuals. 

Virtual Office Hours

The SHAC office is currently closed to in-person appointments; instead, Virtual Office Hours will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. Please see below for more details, including access links for each day. Please email for more information.

  • Hours coming soon, please check back for details & access links!

Drop-In Lawyer 

  • Hours coming soon, please check back for details & access links!

Contact Information

Please Note: Contact over the summer should be directed to the SHAC coordinator as assistant coordinators are working reduced hours - thank you!

Last Updated:
Monday, May 10th, 2021 10:47 AM