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Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Advising

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, academic advisors are currently working remotely. We are unable to provide in-person or phone advising at this time. We ask that all inquiries for the advisors in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics be sent via email to bbaadvising@wlu.ca or econadvising@wlu.ca. Students can also find program information on the BBA Program Information page or the WLU Economics Program Information page on MyLearningSpace.

For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, visit Laurier's coronavirus information page. Please include your 9-digit Laurier student ID number with all inquiries.

Advising Services

Academic advising is available to all students in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Regular contact with an academic advisor, individuals who can assist you with developing and achieving meaningful educational and career goals, is recommended.

An academic advisor may assist you with:

  • Developing your academic plan;
  • Exploring the optimal program for you, including minors and options;
  • Verifying that you are meeting program requirements in terms of course completion and grades;
  • Clarifying academic regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Discussing academic challenges;
  • The petition process for exceptions to academic regulations; and
  • Exploring and planning for graduate studies.

For information on requesting a leave and the Leave of Absence Form, refer to Business Program Requirements.

Note: Although academic advising is available to all students, it is solely the responsibility of students to ensure that they are properly registered and meet course requirements and the requirements of the program for which they are registered.

Lazaridis School Academic Advisors

There are four advisors in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics:

  • Bethany Ankucza
  • Melody Barfoot
  • Amy Neufeld
  • Lauren Osborne

If you have a question, it is often easiest to be answered by email, via bbaadvising@wlu.ca or econadvising@wlu.ca as appropriate. Ensure that you email from your mylaurier email address and that you include your 9-digit Laurier student ID number.

If you would prefer to speak with an advisor, starting September 9, 2021 we will begin to offer online academic advising appointments from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

To sign up for an appointment, please first review the booking policy (below) and then select one of the following options:

Please ensure that you use your mylaurier email address to sign up for the appointment.

Booking Policy

Appointments can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Appointments cannot be cancelled or rescheduled less than 12 hours before the originally scheduled time. If a student needs to cancel their appointment with less than 12 hours notice, please contact chauck@wlu.ca. During certain times of year when the advisors are in high demand, our office may have to cancel your appointment and block off time for administrative maintenance. It is up to the student to reschedule this appointment.

When booking an appointment, students should only select the appointment type related to their inquiry. For example, a BBA student booking an Economics Advising appointment in order to bypass the BBA appointment queue and ask a question about a BBA course is considered exploiting the system and will result in that student being excluded from the online booking system.

Students who cannot attend their scheduled appointment must cancel their appointment through the booking system. This can be accomplished by following the instructions in your appointment confirmation email or by sending an email to chauck@wlu.ca including your reason for cancelling your appointment.

Students that fail to show up for their appointment and do not cancel will be excluded from the online booking system after their second missed appointment.