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Academic Advising

Important note during COVID-19: We are currently working remotely and are available to answer you questions and help solve problems.  Please send you questions and concerns via email to .  You can also book advising appointments, just write to .  We are continuing to support you during this challenging time.

Academic advising is for all students, whether you are doing well or are facing some challenges. Advisors support and enable individual students as they design, refine and implement their academic plan.

Incoming First-Year Students

Take advantage the information and assistance that is available online.  We know you will have lots of questions as you prepare for university and the details at Laurier 101 will help.  Connect online for course registration support and to link up with classmates, staff and faculty.


The Academic Advisor for Biology programs is Professor Jim McGeer
Advising Office - BA432 (located on the 4th floor of the Bricker Academic Building) however currently all advising support is be provided via email, phone or video calling. 

To make an appointment please write to


Other Advising and Support

  • If you have general questions regarding university academic regulations and procedures, are experiencing academic difficulties or are a senior student in the general BSc/BA program, you should meet with an academic advisor in the Dean of Science office; see Science Advising.
  • The Study Skills and Supplement Instruction Centre offers support for enhanced learning strategies and study skills.
  • The Mathematics Assistance Centre provides an array of support services for mathematics and statistic courses.
  • Writing Support can help you in developing the writing skills you need to succeed.
  • The Accessible Learning Centre helps students with documented disabilities reach their full academic potential.
  • Laurier Career Centre is available to support students with career development at all stages/years.

Frequently Asked questions

Your Academic Advisor

The undergraduate academic advisor is Professor Jim McGeer:

  • E:
  • T: 519.884.0710 x3537
  • Office location: BA432 (Advising Appointment Office)

For general inquiries, contact Undergraduate Program Administrator Tricia Lutz:

The graduate officer is Associate Professor Allison McDonald:

  • E:
  • T: 519.884.0710 x4180 (office) or x2886 (lab)
  • Office location: BA436