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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Health and Wellness: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/wellness-recreation/student-health-and-wellness
Staying Healthy (tips for staying healthy in all areas of wellness): https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/wellness-recreation/student-health-and-wellness/wellness/staying-healthy
Wellu (News platform for health and wellness): https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/wellness-recreation/student-health-and-wellness/wellu
Health and Wellness event calendar: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/wellness-recreation/student-health-and-wellness/events
Additional mental health resources are included below under "Mental Health Resources"
Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/acss
Indigenous Student Services Centre: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-services-tb
Academic Advising (Student Services) - see emails from Hope and Sarah
The Lakehead Students Counselling and Wellness Guide:
Lakehead University Student Union Official Website : https://www.lusu.ca/
Lakehead University Student Union Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lusu_tbay/?hl=en
Please see below for more information and additional resources.
1. SAS Resources
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates services and facilitates the provision of academic accommodations for students with temporary and/or permanent disabilities/medical conditions.
For more information about accommodations please see the SAS website.
(1) Accommodations are provided on an individual basis. Complete the forms and send them to the office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The form should list functional limitations and outline suggested academic accommodations.
a. Suggested academic accommodations may be note-taking, recording of lectures, text in an alternate format. Exam and test accommodations may include extra time, alternative setting, and the use of assistive devices. Please note that SAS does not modify any part of the course, the student must meet the essential requirements of the course or program with the accommodations.
(2) May request interim accommodations pending receipt of documentation. Contact SAS for more information.
(3) An Accessibility Advisor will go over the documentation with you and decide on accommodations.
(4) The Accessibility Advisor will email you to confirm your accommodations. You must return an email confirming your accommodations. Then they will be sent to your professors and instructors.
(5) The Accessibility Advisor will send you emails – be sure to check your email and confirm each term if you still require accommodations.
A more in-depth timeline is available here:
2. Health and Wellness
Mental health resources here
TalkCampus - A peer-to-peer texting service that allows students to either have other students listen to you, or listen to and support other students completely anonymously.
Link to crisis services
Link to Counseling services
List of Affordable and Accessible Mental Health Resources in Thunder Bay
Link to JustBalance - a support site aimed at promoting the well-being of law students
Link to Kids Help Phone - anonymous texting services
For information regarding accessibility, please contact Dean Hughes
For more mental health resources for BLFL law students, please see: Law Student Supports.pdf
3. Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services
For more information visit the webpage here.
4. Indigenous Student Services Centre
Offers support including essay writing, research, computer support, and tutoring. For a full list of services please visit the Indigenous Initiatives Academic Services webpage.
Offers a variety of cultural services and activities, for a full list please visit their webpage.
The Indigenous Student Counsellor is available for telephone and/or zoom appointments. Visit the webpage to see more information and booking information.
The Office of the Ombudsperson provides confidential guidance, assistance, and support services to all members of the Lakehead University community. The office provides assistance on issues including academic concerns (courses, placements, grading, appeals, and plagiarism) and non-academic concerns (personal matters, financial aid, fees, registration, safety, interpersonal conflict, housing and residence, employment, and misconduct). The Ombudsperson is impartial, confidential, independent, informal, approachable and easy to access, and responsive.
Please find more information and a link to make appointments here: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/ombuds-office
6. Academic Advising - Student Services
Please contact Hope or Sarah.