- Resolving disputes with a thesis supervisor.
- Appealing an unfair failure of a progress report or a thesis.
For issues within the McGill community, Student Advocacy, a proud part of LICM, offers free advice and representation to students accused of a disciplinary offence (such as plagiarism or cheating) or students who feel unjustly treated by the University. We help students find formal and informal solutions to their problems.
Student Advocacy might be able to help you more than you think
Examples of topics Student Advocacy can help students with:
- Helping students resolve funding disputes with the University.
- Seeking remedies for students whose research has been stolen or misappropriated.
- Representing students at grievance committee hearings to defend their rights when they have been treated unfairly by University administrators.
- Representing students accused of disciplinary offences such as plagiarism, and even non-academic offences.
- Helping students file complaints of sexual harassment or assault.
However, we do more than advocate for you on a personal basis. We review and comment on McGill-wide policies from a student-centric perspective. For example, we recently provided input on McGill’s new Policy Against Sexual Violence. Student Advocacy’s work therefore impacts every McGill student in significant ways.