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Please note that the Advocate does spend time at all of the BCIT satellite campuses and so cannot always accommodate drop-in appointments at the BCIT Burnaby Campus. In order to ensure that you are receiving the assistance you need, please arrange for an appointment in advance.

To book an appointment with one of our Advocates, please contact:

Robyn Lougheed

BCIT Student Association Advocate
Phone: 604.456.1161
Location: SE2 3rd Floor – Room #303c

Danielle Landeta-Gauthier

BCIT Student Association Advocate
Phone: 604.432.8279
Location: SE2 3rd Floor – Room #303b

Ask the Advocate

Post an anonymous question or comment below pertaining to a personal conflict/issue, or BCIT Policy and Procedure. When appropriate, the Advocate will do their best to share their advice here for the benefit of all students.

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Advocate Responses

Question 8

Can midterms from a previous term be used as additional study materials?

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Question 7

I am worried that due to a recent change in who is working as the instructor to my course, I am in danger of failing the class from a change in the teaching style, and potentially in danger of receiving serious injury due to the instructor’s uncaring attitude and a complete lack of supervision in a workshop environment I’ve made attempts at discussing this with him but he insists his methods are fine and doesn’t want to change anything.

What can I do?

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Question 6

Can you address the legality or ethics of requiring students to pay for access to a third party website to complete assignments that count towards your final grade? If access is required for marks should it not be included in your course fees? This should not be equated with requiring a textbook, as a student could access a textbook for free from a library. Does it constitute a major conflict of interest if the school receives any form of gift or donation from the third party?

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Question 5

If your instructor misled you by saying they would help you in exchange for money, and the student agreed, but did not get anything in return, what should the student do? Should the student accept the loss of money or are there options to ensure this doesn’t happen with another student?

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