PaPatti Bestertti Bester

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 46576

Due to the ongoing public health concerns, all academic advising is taking place by phone, Microsoft Teams or over email with Patricia - see below.  
To contact your academic advisor, send your inquiry by email and include the following:
  • Your name (First and Last)
  • Your UWaterloo 8-digit student ID number

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.

I want to 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 webpage.  

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 web pages.

For other resources, see Student Success and Support.