Student Help and Advocacy Centre

  Service Updates

SHAC is currently operating remotely and offering virtual office hours! Scroll down for our Virtual Office Hours or email to schedule an appointment.

SHAC is a student-run advocacy and 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 / 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

The SHAC office is currently closed to in-person appointments and will be hosting virtual hours via Microsoft Teams starting September 2021. 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 this Fall semester. Provided by the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County, all services operate in a confidential and inclusive manner.

Last Updated:
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 12:48 PM