News & Notices

Alternate Access Point to Mac Student Services - Summer 2018

Due to renovation work taking place in Centennial Centre, the usual access door to our office will be unavailable for the summer. Instead, you can access our office through the main lobby of the building by entering the Council & Clubs doors. Follow this map for reference. 

Alesse - Oral Contraceptive Pill

On December 1st, 2017 Health Canada issued an advisory to users of the Alesse brand of oral contraceptive pill (Alesse 21 and 28). There have been reports that certain packages of pills contain smaller than normal or broken pills. 

Products affected

  • Alesse 21 and Alesse 28. The complaints involved packages from the following lots, but it is not known at this time whether the issue is isolated to these lots:
  • Alesse 21 (DIN 02236974) Lot A2532, expires August 2018
  • Alesse 28 (DIN 02236975) Lot A3183, expires April 2019

What you should do

Check your pills before and after taking them out of the blister package. Do not consume a pill if it looks unusual. Examine both sides of each pill thoroughly for anything unusual before taking it (such as, a different (paler) colour, jagged edges, or the pill is broken or smaller than normal). It may not be immediately obvious from looking at the blister package that there is a problem with the pills, as the underside of the pill cannot be seen while in the blister pack. 
If you have a package with an unusual pill, return it to your pharmacy for a replacement package.
Do not stop taking your birth control pills as this may result in pregnancy. 

If you have any concerns, please go to your pharmacy and speak to your pharmacist. Also, if you have any friends who are taking this brand of pill, please inform them.

Students: Planning to travel in the coming months?

Did you know that as of November 10th 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals* who fly to - or transit through - Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?  Consult the eTA page of the ISS website and apply before you travel!

*Exception: US citizens, who are exempt from both the eTA & TRV (EntryVisa).


OSD Study Partner Program

Looking for a study partner? The OSD Study Partner Program matches students up with a peer. Study partners will then set a time and place where they will meet for regular study sessions throughout the semester.

OSD Mentor Program

The Office for Students with Disabilities has launched the OSD Mentor Program! Interested students, mentors and mentees, can Apply Online.

    Would you like to be a tutor?

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    JOIN OUR TEAM! More information and application forms available on the Tutorial website.