Student Success Centre
Telephone: 613-236-1393
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Student Academic Success Service (SASS)

The Student Academic Success Service (SASS) is your best resource for your academic needs. Our writing and assignment advisors as well as our counsellors provide you with the tools and strategies to ensure that you are successful in achieving your academic and professional objectives and personal goals.


  • Writing Centre

Writing and assignment advisors provide assistance in organizing, presenting and structuring your papers and avoiding plagiarism. They offer one-on-one tutoring sessions. Please see the schedule posted in the Library and reserve a time period that suits you.

The Writing Centre is located in the Library (Guigues Hall) and is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services are offered from September to April.

Workshops on discovering writing tools

Academic writing is demanding and includes time management, word processing knowledge, bibliographic software such as Zotero, knowledge of formats and styles appropriate to your program of study, as well as other specialized language tools. There are workshops designed to address these topics. Please see us in the Library or check at the Library Service Desk.


  • Counselling

Two psychotherapists are available for individual personal sessions, in a strictly confidential environment, to help you cope with issues affecting your life. The office is located in room 362, Laframboise Hall. 

To book an appointment, contact:

Luis Finol / 613-700-6632


Monica Dobie / 613-410-9111

Services are offered from September to May.

  • Access Service

Access Service contributes to the creation of an inclusive environment by developing strategies and implementing measures that aim to reduce the barriers to learning for students who have learning disabilities, health, psychiatric or physical conditions. For more details, visit the Student Academic Success Service (SASS) of the University of Ottawa to find out what services are offered to students of Saint Paul University.

  • Housing Information

Are you looking for off-campus accommodation? Browse online under Future Students/Housing on the SPU website: