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.

SHAC is currently offering reduced hours during exams:

Drop-In Lawyer 

Contact Information

Last Updated:
Friday, April 9th, 2021 10:47 AM