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Academic Advising

Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course, student services on campus 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. Our advising appointments allow you to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer these questions and more.

Find your program specific information below. For academic enquiries, we encourage you to check the Degree Progress Report before scheduling an appointment.

We recommend making an advising appointment or speaking with your program coordinator at least once a year.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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

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

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

Help minimizing red tape; we promise not to pass you off to another office.

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

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

Please remember that advising is a shared relationship between you and the advisor. Advisors can explain policies and regulations or offer academic options. However, you must accept final responsibility for the decisions you make regarding your academic program and standing. In the end, the best way for you to succeed and keep your academic options open is to study hard and achieve good grades.

Program-Specific Support

To make an advising appointment, please contact Professor Andrea Davis, Black Canadian Studies Certificate Coordinator. Reach Andrea at or or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Rebecca Dillon,

General information: For advising needs in the Children, Childhood & Youth program, contact our Advisor Stefanie Caputo at or Professor Cheryl Cowdy,, Program Coordinator.

Advising questions can be sent to Program Coordinator, Professor Sarah Blake at or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Rebecca Dillon,

For advising in the Culture & Expression program, you can connect with Coordinator & Program Advisor Gail Vanstone at or Jeannine Flint, Undergraduate Program Assistant.

To request an academic advising session in the East Asian Studies program, contact Gordon Anderson at or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Jeannine Flint,

Advising appointments in the Hellenic Studies program can be arranged through email by connecting with Program Coordinator Sakis Gekas at

Humanities majors and minors can make an advising appointment by connecting with Program Coordinator Professor Gail Vanstone at

For general inquiries, students can contact Undergraduate Programs Coordinator Rita Quagliara at

Advising appointments in the Indigenous Studies program can be arranged by contacting Program Coordinator, Professor Brock Pitawanakwat,, or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Rebecca Dillon,

Academic advising inquiries in the Individualized Studies program can be directed to Program Coordinator Zulfikar Hirji through email at or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Elena Selevko,

Academic advising inquiries in the Jewish Studies program can be directed to Program Coordinator, Professor Ahouva Shulman, or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Jeannine Flint,

All majors and minors in the Religious Studies program are encouraged to consult with faculty members about current courses and future courses, and career opportunities.

If you do not have a faculty member to turn to, please consult the Coordinator of the Program, Professor Alicia Turner, or Undergraduate Program Assistant, Rebecca Dillon,

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Current Students

LA&PS Academic Advising Services is here for you with the information, guidance and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you choose to use email or use our efficient online drop-in service, we are available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more.

New Students

If you have received an offer of admission but have not begun your first term of classes, please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.


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