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Kate McCrae Bristol, Dean of Students, Waterloo

Kate McCrae BristolAs your Dean of Students, I am committed to creating a campus community where all students feel respected, safe, and comfortable so they can thrive as a Golden Hawk. I am passionate about ensuring you know where to go for all the supports and resources that exist at Laurier to help you achieve success. We are always working to ensure that the student community is living, learning, and functioning in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where you can grow in all areas of your life. I’d love to hear from you, please reach out if you’d like to connect. 

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Kristin Bridge, Student Support Coordinator

Kristin BridgeIn my role as student support coordinator, I am the first face you see when you come into our office. I assist students with scheduling appointments, answering questions and providing information and resources. I recognize that the road to academic success can be bumpy at times, and I love that my job involves supporting students when they need it the most. We are here to help!

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Allison Dietz, Student Care Coordinator

Allison DietzAs the student care coordinator, I work with students who require elevated levels of support when there are extenuating circumstances impacting their academic success or when they need assistance connecting to campus resources. I also provide coordinated support to students experiencing a disruption to their studies including absences due to illness or hospitalization, family emergencies, or other significant life events. My goal is to ensure that during challenging times, students are connected to the supports and resources they need to get back on track.

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Tolu Kayode, Associate Director, Student Engagement & Community Experience

As your associate director of student experience, I am committed to working with students, faculty and staff to ensure that students' needs are being met. I am very passionate about connecting with students and developing a meaningful relationship that fosters growth and a greater understanding in our Golden Hawk community. I have over 10 years of experience in student leadership development, orientation and transition programs, student conduct, crisis response and gendered violence response and education. Our office is committed to helping students so if you have a concern, big or small, please reach out to us.   

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Adam Lawrence, Dean of Students, Brantford

As the dean of students, my goal is to support students on their academic journey, and I work to ensure resources and services are available and to meet the needs of students. The life of a student can be challenging, which is why I am passionate about making access to supports as easy and seamless as possible. I am also eager to hear feedback and suggestions so please reach out if you would like to connect.

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Andrea Dalimonte, Student Care Coordinator

As the student care coordinator, I work with students who require elevated levels of support when there are extenuating circumstances impacting their academic success or when they need assistance connecting to campus resources. I also work with other departments to provide coordinated support to students experiencing a disruption to their studies including, but not limited to: family emergencies, absences due to illness/hospitalization or other significant life events. My goal is to triage students in a way that empowers them to actively reach out to and access supports for long term academic success.

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Melissa DiLeo, Student Conduct

As the manager, student conduct, I am responsible for the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct which sets out expectations for students, and holds students responsible for their behaviours. Our conduct process is built upon a student development framework and outcomes of the conduct process are developed through a restorative justice lens. Having these principles working together in our code supports students so that they may continue to be successful members of the Laurier community.

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Adam Bloomfield, Senior Administrative Assistant

As the senior administrative assistant for the Dean of Students Office, I am the main point of contact for the department and the first person you meet at the office. I triage all students visiting the office to the appropriate resources for support and provide assistance with answering questions and scheduling appointments with members of the Dean of Students Office team.