Student Help and Advocacy Centre

SHAC is a student-run advocacy and referral centre that provides a safe space for students to ask questions. SHAC provides human rights advocacy, and academic, legal (including landlord/tenant issues), and financial resources. SHAC strives to eliminate the discrimination against people facing all forms of oppression, as well as the stigma of asking for help. SHAC staff and volunteers will assist students in a confidential and compassionate manner to provide them with the information they need. SHAC hopes to work in solidarity with others to proactively address relevant campus issues. We provide student-to-student support that is inclusive and equitable for all individuals.


Black History Month

February 1

Art Display
10am - 3pm 
& Spoken Word 
12 - 1pm, UC Courtyard

February 2

Healing & Self-care Workshop
5:30 - 8pm, MAC 218

February 3

Noon Hour Performance: COBA 
12 - 1pm,UC Courtyard

February 4

GBHS: A Celebration of Bob Marley
10pm, The eBar

February 7

Afro-Canadian Timeline & Black History
5:30 - 8pm, MAC 218

February 8

Food Tasting and Noon Hour Concert: Tush Disco Band 
12 - 1pm, UC Courtyard

February 9

GBHS: Live Music
7pm, Royal City Brewing Company

February 11

GBHS: Live Jazz & Movie Night (A Linc In Time)
6:30pm, Heritage Hall

February 12

Sunday Cinema: Birth of a Nation 
6:30pm, THORN 1200 

February 13

CFRU 93.3 FM 24 hr Black Programming 
6am -12am

Documentary Screening: 13th
7:15 - 9pm,THORN 1200

February 14

CFRU 93.3 FM 24 hr Black Programming 
1 - 7pm
Business Networking Event
5:30 - 8pm, University Club

February 15

Blackness in Canada
5:30 - 8pm,MCKN 304

February 24

GBHS: Music Night
7pm, Guelph Civic Museum

February 25

GBHS: Family Drumming Workshop
1:30pm,Heritage Hall
Oshungo Drum & Dance Performance
7pm, Heritage Hall
LAL Performance
3pm, Red Papaya


Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10am - 3pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday : 10am - 3pm
  • Friday: 10am - 1pm

Contact Information

  • Coordinator: shac@uoguelph.ca
  • Human Rights Education and Events Coordinator: shacedu@uoguelph.ca
  • Advocacy Coordinator: advocacy@uoguelph.ca
  • Volunteer Coordinator: shacvol@uoguelph.ca
  • Legal Coordinator: shacleg@uoguelph.ca
  • Phone: 519-824-4120 x58105
  • Location: University Centre

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