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Academic Advising

We are here to help you succeed! Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course or the best way to get into a degree program? If you have any concerns about accessing the courses and services you need, we are here to help. Connect with your advisor through in-person or virtual drop-ins, booking an appointment, or by email. Contact your assigned advisor in the Meet your Academic Advisor section.

Are you a new student? New students have received an offer of admission but have not begun their first term of classes. Please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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Guidance when selecting the degree option that is right for you.

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Help with course selection so you meet all your program requirements.

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Advisors are aware of all the latest program regulations - which change often!

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Chance for you to share feedback on courses and program structure.

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Personal support and resources for accommodation for those who need it.

Advising with QLess

In-Person Advising

In-Person drop-in advising sessions are available at 103 Central Square by checking in at the front desk.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Advising is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the queue will close once we're at capacity for the day. Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes.

Virtual Advising

Virtual drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS.

You will receive a text message with your Zoom link when your advisor is ready to meet with you.

Hours of operation:
Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our Communication & Media Studies, Social Work, Sociology Advising QLESS Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. (Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies")   
  2. Select theCommunication & Media Studies, Social Work, Sociology VIRTUAL Advising queue.
  3. Click Join Now. 
  4. Fill out your name and phone number.
  5. Add any notes for your advisor, including topics you’d like to discuss.
  6. Fill in a short form regarding your student information.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you!

The Virtual queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Note: Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes. The last advising drop-in session for the day will begin a half hour before the indicated end time.

Meet your Academic Advisor

Contact your assigned academic advisor (advisors are assigned based on the first letter of your last name), who will work with you as you pursue your goals, answer your academic advising questions, connect you with university resources, and more. 

Last names starting A to K 
Debbie Best 
Student Success & Academic Advisor 

Last names starting L to Z 
Monika Makkar 
Student Success & Academic Advisor 

Office location for in-person drop-ins on Tuesdays: 103 Central Square.

Booked Appointments

Booked appointments are not available at this time. Appointment scheduling will resume in mid October.

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