Advocacy Services

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 Mehnaz Lamia 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 Mehnaz Lamia at to arrange an appointment. The lawyer is available on Fridays from 9 am to noon.