Support and Advocacy at SFU
There area few specific people who are dedicated to supporting students through challenging situations and navigating SFU’s policies and procedures.
- The SFSS Student Advocate works on behalf of undergraduates.
- The GSS Advocate works on behalf of graduate students.
- The Ombuds Office is a NEUTRAL party who serves both students AND the University.
- Human Rights Office (HRO) Kristen Woo, Director email@example.com. The HRO handles complaints from students, staff, and faculty under SFU’s human rights policy which prohibits discrimination and harassment.
- SFSS Free Legal Clinic: Have a dilemma for which you need legal counsel? Need papers notarized? Our clinic provides those services free for graduate or undergraduate students at SFU.
- Law Students’ Legal Advice Program: LSLAP is a non-profit run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. They provide free legal advice and representation to clients in the Lower Mainland who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance. They started a new “Animal Law Clinic” Program in October 2020 too!
- Indigenous Community Law Clinic– The Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) is an educational legal clinic of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the UBC that provides legal services to the Indigenous community. They may be able to provide advice, assistance and representation to eligible clients who cannot afford a lawyer and who self-identify as Indigenous persons.
- Centre For Accessible Learning- CAL provides disability related information and support to the SFU community and campus visitors, and act as liaison between students and faculty in the implementation of disability-related services and accommodations. We facilitate student growth and leadership skills. The Centre advocates on issues related to diversity, educational equity, and academic achievement.
- SFU library provides services specifically for students with disabilities.
- Campus Community Shuttle– this free shuttle can help you get across campus more easily. (Continued Status for 2021/2022 confirmed!)
- Disabled Parking– Some spaces have been designated as reserved spaces for those with physical limitations and are reserved 24 hours daily. If you have a long or short term mobility limitation (eg. a broken leg or ankle etc), you can apply for special parking.
The SLC offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies in an environment of collaboration, discussion, and peer learning.
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