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Advising and Support

Student Experience Advisors

Student Experience is committed to supporting students’ personal and academic goals and helping them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive both at university, and after they graduate. Advisors in Student Experience act as a central connection for students looking for direct support and information about campus resources and programs. Student Experience Advisors work with students on topics including:

  • Support with personal, financial, academic, cultural, housing and employment concerns
  • Transition support from pre-orientation to post-graduation (e.g. navigating campus, homesickness, wayfinding)
  • Referrals to support services, programs and staff both on and off campus
  • Connections to other students, community groups and resources
Wondering what the difference is between an Advisor and the Counsellors in Counselling Services?

An Advisor is a staff member that provides information about the many supports and resources available to students. An Advisor can guide and assist you in navigating the university system, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, describing the overarching expectations of students, and facilitating connections with other campus or community supports, resources or services.

Students can also access Counselling Services in the University Centre on the 3rd floor.

Cultural Diversity Advisor

The Cultural Diversity Advisor provides advising and support for students who are racially or culturally diverse, including students who self-identify as Black, People of Colour, or identify as racialized and/or as an ethnic or cultural minority. Learn more.

Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor (GPS Advisor)

The Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor (GPS Advisor) supports new international students from the point of offer through to semester one. Learn more.

International Student Advisors

The International Student Advisors provide advising and immigration support for all international undergraduate and graduate students looking to transition to life on the U of G campus and in Canada. Learn more.

Indigenous Student Advisor

The Indigenous Student Advisor provides advising and support for diploma, undergraduate, and graduate students who self-identify as First Nations (status & non-status), Métis, and Inuit. Learn more.

Leadership Education & Development Advisor

The Leadership Education & Development Advisor provides resources, training, and one-on-one advising relating to student leadership. Learn more.

Off-Campus Living Advisor

The Off-Campus Living Advisor offers lease reviews, support with finding off-campus rentals, tenancy issues, landlord disputes, and roommate conflicts. Learn more.

Sexual & Gender Diversity Advisor

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Advisor provides advising and support for students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual, and other identities that fall outside of heterosexual and cisgender paradigms. Learn more.

Coordinator, Multi-Faith Programs

The Coordinator, Multi-Faith Programs provides support for students looking to navigate faith and spirituality resources on campus. Email with inquiries.

Multi-Faith Resource Team (MFRT)

The MFRT works collaboratively, and within their own faith traditions, to explore questions of meaning, purpose, belonging and identity. All are welcome. Meet the MFRT.