Advocacy Services

Alicia Bunyan-Sampson is a registered social worker, independent filmmaker, writer, consultant, and internet kid. She has a diploma in Assaulted Women and Children’s Counselling and Advocacy from George Brown College and a Bachelor of Social Work and Sexuality Studies from York University. Alicia has over 10 years experience in counselling and advocacy for self identified women, children, trans and non-binary folk who have experienced or are experiencing gender based violence. She focuses her work on her identity as a black woman, trauma, ugliness, digital space and non-monogamy.

In her role as Advocate Alicia works with students at OCADU and supports the work of the SU Board of Directors, additionally, within the SU Alicia supports students, staff and executive projects and initiatives, ensuring all work is done through an equitable trauma informed lens. Some examples of things Alicia provides support on include: assisting students with interpersonal issues with professors, issues of discrimination and harassment, and submitting petitions or appeals. She also provides information about student rights, and advocates on behalf of students to ensure proper accommodations are being met.

Services provided: The Student Union Advocate provides advice; advocacy and support services to all students at OCAD U. The advocate can help with academic misconduct, appeals, understanding policies and procedures, preparations for student hearings, mediation and representation at your hearing, as well as matters relating to your student life at university, which may include bullying, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, victimization or vilification.

Services not provided: Please note the Advocate currently does not provide therapy services, any kind of legal advice, however the Student Union has free lawyer services. The Advocate is a confidential service that can provide you with support and guidance when dealing with difficult situations on campus.

How To Book:

Email Alicia at to arrange a time.


Mbuso (“Muso”) Nkosi is a sole practitioner who specializes in civil litigation, immigration law, family law, and income support appeals. He earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Services provided

The Lawyer provides free legal advice to all OCAD U students on various matters such as, but not limited to, tenancy issues, small claims, contract disputes, immigration, criminal charges, employment issues, and family law. The lawyer can also prepare and review legal documents (such as affidavits and powers of attorney), notarize or commission documents, and make notarized true copies. If the Student Union Lawyer cannot assist you with your matter, they can usually refer you to a local lawyer for a reduced fee.

Services not provided

The Student Union Lawyer maintains limited office hours. Court or tribunal representation is generally not provided, except under very exceptional circumstances. The Lawyer is not able to assist in matters involving another student (student vs. student). They can, however, mediate student disputes where both students agree to the mediation and meet with the Student Union Lawyer together.

How to Book:

If you need to meet with Mbuso, please contact Alicia at to arrange an appointment. The lawyer is available on Fridays from 9 am to noon.