Student Help and Advocacy Centre

SHAC is a student-run advocacy and referral centre 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 / paralegal 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 endeavours.
  • Provide student-to-student support that is inclusive and equitable for all individuals.

Contact & Office Hours

SHAC Virtual Office Hours - Winter 2022The SHAC office is currently closed to in-person appointments and will be hosting virtual hours via Microsoft Teams. See below for details or email for more information.

SHAC Coordinator — Stefanie Hebel (she / her)

SHAC Assistant Coordinator — Rashmeet Kaur (she / her)

SHAC Assistant Coordinator — Nicholas Dischiavi (he / him)

CSA VP Academic — Lisa Kazuhara |

Drop-In Lawyer / Paralegal

SHAC’s lawyer / paralegal office hours offer U of G students free legal aid services. Provided by the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County, all services operate in a confidential and inclusive manner.

Last Updated:
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 3:30 PM