Support Resources

McGill has many resources available to help with personal and academic problems.

If you have questions, please contact the Peer Support Coordinators at

This chart includes a summary of resources available to you. See lower section for details and links to more information about these resources.

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Supervision Graduate and Postdoctoral Support

“Compared with undergraduate education, graduate education—and beyond—tends to involve long-term and either individual or small-group supervisory relationships that have a special and lasting influence on the careers and lives of supervisees and supervisors.
This website is for new and experienced graduate supervisors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Its focus is guidance and practical advice. It was adapted through an agreement with the University of Oxford and Australian National University.”

Peer support network
“Need to talk? Come to the Peer Support Network – a free, confidential, drop-in space offering peer support, information, and referrals to the McGill community. Students can talk in a one-on-one private setting with our trained Peer Supporters. We are open every Wednesday and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. at Brown Student Services Building Room 2100. For more information, or email”

Student Rights and Responsibilities Inside and Outside the Classroom – website
“Know Your Rights — and Your Responsibilities…
From dignity to security, freedom of expression to the protection of your confidential information, McGill provides a free and respectful environment to help you develop both inside and outside the classroom.
• Association and representation
• Dignity
• Equal treatment (religion)
• Equal treatment (disabilities)
• Financial assistance information
• Freedom of expression
• Freedom from harassment
• Protection of personal information
• Security

Office of the Ombudsperson
“The Office of the Ombudsperson for students offers confidential, informal, independent, and impartial dispute resolution services to all members of the student community by providing information, advice, intervention and referrals.
The mandate of the Ombudsperson at McGill University is to intervene at the beginning of the complaint process, and to attempt to resolve issues informally before they proceed to more formal processes.
The Ombudsperson is an advocate for a fair process according to the mission of the University and not an advocate for the individual or for the administration. He works independently of University structures, considers all sides of a question as impartially and objectively as possible mindful of possible conflicts of interest. The Ombudsperson at McGill operates in an advisory capacity, and relies on the cooperation and good will of students, faculty, and the administration of the University community.”

McGill Legal Information Clinic (MLIC)
“The Legal Information Clinic at McGill is a non-profit, student-run, bilingual and free legal information service. Our mandate is to provide legal information, referral and community services to the McGill and Montreal communities, with a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups.
Our volunteers do not provide legal advice; they only provide information.
Our Services
• Legal Information Clinic (general legal information only; in-person appointment and phone-in service for everyone)
• Student Advocacy (for McGill students only)
• Discipline (for academic or non-academic disciplinary accusations, such as plagiarism, cheating, vandalism, or any other violation of the Green Book)
• Grievances (for students who take issue with a decision made by McGill’s administration)
• Commissioner of Oaths (free for everyone)
• Just Info (informative presentations on legal topics)

Harassment and Discrimination Assessors
“If you feel that you are experiencing harassment or discrimination, telephone or email an Assessor to discuss your situation in confidence.”

Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)
“The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.
Our services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, we offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.”

McGill counselling service 
“From first-year through graduate school, university students often find themselves challenged by a wide variety of stressors – both personal and academic. Whether providing assistance during a crisis, teaching relaxation techniques, or discussing a failed exam or broken heart, the McGill Counselling Service is here to help. We work to provide students with effective therapy, knowledgeable support, and the opportunity to develop the skills they need to be successful in both school and life.”

Mental Health Services Clinic
“The focus at our service is to enable you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. We provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment. Our clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists whom are all available by appointment. Please note that for an appointment with a psychiatrist, you will first need a referral by a physician.”

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) assists students in their career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships, by providing workshops, individual advising, a comprehensive job posting service, and an extensive Career Resource Centre.


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