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Refer a Student

User statistics show many students use our help based on their professors' referrals. We appreciate the support of faculty and staff recommending and promoting our services to their students. Below you will find some of the different supports and services that you can refer your students to, with some information on when to refer your students to us.

Career Counselling

Many students look to their professors and academic advisors for direction and guidance on what to do next. If you work with students who are feeling anxious and stressed about their next steps after university, Career Counsellors can be an excellent resource. 

Refer a student to career counselling

Some common reasons to refer students to Career Counselling include:

  • Coping with stress and anxiety related to career next steps.
  • Coping with pressure from other people about what they “should” do.
  • Feeling unmotivated in school, class or their program of study.
  • Having interests that don’t match their degree. 

Equity and Inclusion

The Equity and Inclusivity Advisor is an on-campus staff member who provides space on campus for students to share their lived experiences in a confidential manner as well as offering support to those who seek to disclose incidents involving marginalization, discrimination or harassment. They also can work with students to develop and facilitate programs, policies, initiatives and communication material that aim to educate on and create awareness about equity, inclusivity, consent, human rights and social justice.

Refer a student to equity and inclusion

Some common reasons to refer students to the Equity and Inclusivity Advisor include:

  • Feeling as though they have been discriminated against.
  • Feeling as though they have been harassed.
  • Feeling as though their Human Rights have been violated.
  • Needing a space to connect with regards to aspects of their identity (A few examples, but not limited to: their race, religion, sexuality or gender identity).
  • They have an idea for equity-related events, initiatives or programming.

Mental Health Counselling

If you are concerned about a student's mental health and well-being, you can make a referral to Student Mental Health Services. Visit the Supporting Student Mental Health page to find more resources for Staff and Faculty regarding warning signs and referrals.

Refer a student to Mental Health Services

Some common signs that a student is in need of mental health support:

  • Displaying extreme disorganization or inappropriate content of written assignments.
  • Expressing thoughts of despair or harm to self or others through submitted work/email.
  • Missing classes, labs, assignments, and exams.
  • Showing a significant decline in the quality of academic performance or class participation.

Peer Leader Program

All incoming students to the University are matched with a Peer Leader, who is an upper-year student mentor from their respective program and faculty. Upper-year students who think they would benefit from a Peer Leader are also welcome to 'opt-in' to the program. Staff and faculty members at the University may be connected with students who would benefit from a peer mentor, and can easily refer students, in any year of study, to the Peer Leader Program at any time throughout the academic year.

REFER A STUDENT TO THE PEER LEADER PROGRAM

Peer Leaders can support their student mentees by:

  • Answering students’ questions about the university and life as a student
  • Sharing their own experience as a student with their personal academic journey
  • Providing referrals to services and resources available to students on campus
  • Sharing information about campus events and activities on campus
  • Offering encouragement and guidance throughout the year
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