Who are academic advisors?
Academic Advisors are staff and faculty members who are knowledgeable, approachable, and available. Academic Advisors motivate, encourage, and support students by empowering them to take responsibility for their academic journey. They are experienced in interacting with diverse student populations and providing a safe and welcoming environment where any student can feel comfortable sharing their concerns and difficulties.
What is academic advising?
The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans. Advising fosters a connected and supportive Waterloo community where students can achieve their personally defined academic goals. Advising supports student learning and development by providing students with curricular advice, guidance in exploring options, a place to communicate questions and concerns, and the opportunity to receive referrals that are unique to them and fit with their individual needs.
The Science Undergraduate Office supports all Science students and is the academic advising home for all students in Honours Science, General Science, Psychology/Science, Science & Aviation, and all students in their first year. If you are in another program, you will have program advisors who will be available for course consultation and guidance after the first year.
Science Undergraduate Office
|How can we help?||Advisor|
|General academic questions, 'New to UWaterloo Upper-Year Transfer' students (June to August only)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Earth Sciences (all specializations) and Environmental Science, Geoscience, and Water Science specializations, General Science as a result of academic standing||Luke Balch|
|First-year Science programs, communication requirement||Maryann Gaspic|
|General Science, readmission after failed standing||Lori Labelle|
|Honours Science (surname A to G), Psychology/Science||Andrea Neumann|
|Honours Science (surname H to Z), CAP (conditional admission to Pharmacy), Post-Degree||Alex Steinke|
|Readmission, joint honours plans||Stephen Woods|
|Science & Aviation, faculty transfer students, Non-Degree||Maureen Wolff|
|Science International Exchange, BASE, iBASE, and international students||Meiling Wu|
Upper-year (2nd year and above) students
Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy
Physics, Physics Minor
|Biological and Medical Physics, Life Physics, Life Physics/Medical Physics Specialization, Life Physics/Biophysics Specialization, Biophysics Minor||Brenda Lee|
|Physics and Astronomy, Astrophysics Minor||
|Chemical Physics||Qing-Bin Lu (PHYS)|
|Tong Leung (CHEM)|