Faculty of Arts

B.A. Advising Centre

The B.A. Advising Centre team is dedicated to helping you navigate your degree. B.A. Advisors are available to help students choose courses, understand degree and/or honours program requirements, declare majors, process letter of permission forms, and more. The Faculty of Arts also has a variety of academic Department Advisors who can help answer questions about courses, career projections, and research interests.

To meet with a B.A Advisor, please make an appointment or visit the B.A. Advising Centre during walk-in hours. The B.A. Advising Centre is in McNally Main 214B, off the Arts Commons.

Students in front of McNally Building 


The SMARTS Advantage

The new SMarts Advantage program has been created to provide a place for first year students to connect with and learn from senior students. New students will get the support necessary to have a successful and engaging first year, and gain new skills they can put to use for during the rest of their studies.

Through this program, first year students will have access to:

•             Virtual course on BrightSpace where we share tips and tools and send reminders of important academic dates and events

•             A mentor in Residence: a Leader available in the program room (MM214A) during drop-in time for students

•             Scheduled workshops on issues relevant to anticipated first year challenges

•             Study hall session (leaders provide study tips )

What are the benefits?

Building peer-to-peer relationships between senior and new students

Informing new students of valuable campus resources early in their degree

Providing reliable source of support and information for new students

The program, led by trained SMarts Leaders, is designed to engage new students in a variety of workshops that aim to increase academic performance and confidence. The SMarts Leader aims to provide guidance in the first year through individual meetings and targeted workshops and by connecting students with other resources on campus.

 Wondering who are SMARTS leaders? They’re …

Students…. Through employment with SMarts advantage, student leaders are involved in the planning, organization, and operation of events. The program provides student leaders with opportunities to make connections with staff, gain leadership experience and build their co-curricular record.

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