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Academic advisors are here to support you during this time of transition. All in-person advising has been suspended at this time.

Below, you will find how each area is conducting advising at this time. Please check this page regularly for up-to-date information. We kindly ask that you don't contact multiple advisors with the same question as it delays our response times at an already busy time. 


Actuarial Science & Statistics Advising

Advisors are available by email or during virtual office hours. See Academic Advising in Statistics and Actuarial Science to decide whether to email or attend office hours.

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Applied Mathematics & Mathematical Physics Advising

Eduardo Martin-Martinez is available via email

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Combinatorics and Optimization & Mathematical Optimization Advising

David Jao is available via email. Please contact him to set up a Zoom/Teams appointment.

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Computational Mathematics

Advisors are available at the following email addresses (please only email ONE advisor): Martin Pei and Michelle Smith.

Computational Mathematics advisors are available for virtual appointments only during the times below. Times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please make sure you book the correct time in the schedule to book these advisors:

  • Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Excluding university closures due to holidays

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Computer Science Advising

Computer Science

Advisors are available by email. Virtual advising is available between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm by booking a spot in the queue and using Microsoft Teams to speak with an advisor. Note: Virtual advising requires UW authentication and is only available to registered UW students. If you are not a registered Waterloo student, please use email.

BBA/BCS Double Degree (With Laurier) 

Collin Roberts is available via email or for appointments using Zoom or Skype.
Laurier BBA advising is available via email.

Computing and Financial Management 

Heather Shaw is available via email

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Mathematics and Business 

BBA/BMATH Double Degree (With Laurier) 

Keith Freeland is available via email.
Laurier BBA advising is available via email.

Mathematics/Business Administration 

Michael Liu is available via email.

Financial Analysis & Risk Management (FARM)

Advising is available via email. You can book a virtual or in-person advising appointment with Christine Ko here. She is available Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All bookings will be held virtually unless you request 'in-person' in the notes section at the time of booking.  


Peter Balka is available via email.

Information Technology Management 

Michael Liu is available via email.

Mathematical Economics

Surya Banerjee is available via email.

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Mathematical Studies

Math Studies advising is available via email.

Math Studies advisors are available for 15-minute virtual appointments; all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Virtual advising is available:
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Fridays from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Excluding university closures due to holidays


In-person advising is available in MC 4018:

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding university closures due to holidays)


Math Studies advisors:

  • Seda Albayrak
  • Faisal Al-Faisal
  • Andrew Beltaos
  • Greg Campbell
  • Zack Cramer
  • Martin Pei
  • Colleen Richter
  • Michelle Smith
  • Francine Vinette
  • Donna Woolcott
  • Janessa Zheng

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Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Finance

Stephen New is available via email or in-person on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MC 5419.

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Mathematics/Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE)

(formerly ELAS)

Judy Reidt is available via email.

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Other Academic Plans

Health Informatics Option

Andrew Beltaos is available via email.


Mike Eden is available via email.

Non-degree and Post-degree 

Michelle Smith is available via email.

Three-year general 

Michelle Smith is available via email.

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