Undergraduate Program Advisor

Patti Bester

Patti Bester
519-888-4567, ext. 46576

Due to the ongoing public health concerns, all academic advising is taking place via phone call, Microsoft Teams or over email with Patti. Please include your first and last name, and UWaterloo 8-digit student ID number in all email inquiries.


I am here to assist in making your university years as rewarding and uncomplicated as possible. If you have any questions and are not sure who to ask, start with me!

I am available to assist you with:

  • making decisions regarding your course selections
  • general concerns about courses, academic difficulties
  • academic rules and regulations
  • course information and announcements
  • administrative forms
  • university regulations and procedures
  • final examination policies
  • reviewing your academic standing
  • required to withdraw decisions

For other inquiries, see the recommended contacts below:

What's my concern? Who should I see? Where should I start?
Co-op, including work reports

For information about co-op requirements and process, see the SERS website.

For questions regarding work reports and other co-op issues, please email me. Specific questions about work report content can be directed to the ERS Report Marker, Patricia Huynh.

Also, see the University Co-op Information section online.

International exchanges

Explore opportunities for international exchanges at Waterloo International.

For information about applying for exchange, contact our Faculty of Environment Exchange Coordinator, Priti Nayak.

Transfer into a program in SERS

If you are a University of Waterloo student interested in transferring into SERS, see information at this link.

If you are a student at another university and are interested in transferring into SERS, go to this web page.

Career planning

Centre for Career Action, which includes how-to guides for researching further education opportunities, resume preparation, networking, etc.

SERS careers information is found on the SERS website.

For other resources, see student success and support.