BA Advising Centre

Academic Advising for New Arts Students

New Student Drop-in Advising Sessions

The BA Academic Advising Centre is hosting virtual drop-in sessions for new students accepted for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025 terms. If you have questions about registration, course planning, or programs offered within the Faculty of Arts, drop-in during any of the scheduled sessions below to chat one on one with an Academic Advisor. 

May 14, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Click here to join

June 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Click here to join


Book an Appointment

BA Academic Advisors are experienced in helping students navigate their academic journey in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree programs. We recommend that you visit a BA Academic Advisor at least once a year to make sure you're on track to meet your educational goals.

The BA Advising Centre offers a blend of in-person and virtual services for students. Both in-person and virtual appointments must be booked online. Appointments are approximately 20 minutes long and can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.

Students intending to complete a major, double major, honours, concentration or minor in psychology should book with the Psychology Academic Advising appointment option below. Students in all other programs should book with the Arts Academic Advising option.

Drop-in Academic Advising

In-person drop-In Academic Advising

Stop by McNally Main 218 during these times for a drop-in appointment with an Academic Advisor:

Mondays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Friday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Virtual Drop-in Advising  

Join the Zoom meeting at any point during the session for one-on-one advising. Students are placed in the waiting room as they join, and the Advisor will admit students one by one through the session.

Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (AT) Click to join

Fridays 10:00–11:00 a.m. (AT) Click to join 

Join using the links above or find the events in the "Upcoming Events" section in the BA Advising Centre Brightspace.  

Questions? Email 


Meet your Advisors

Emily Anderson

Senior BA Program Advisor (on leave)

Shawn Simamba

BA Program Advisor

Abhishek Bhuchar

BA Program Advisor

Robyn McIntosh

Psychology; Undergraduate Advisor, Programs and Transfer

Quick Links:

  • The Counselling Centre can assist and offer support whether you're dealing with exam stress or mental health issues. A healthy mind is key to academic success. 
  • The Fred Smithers Centre offers support and accommodations for students with disabilities. Register for its services through an online application process.
  • The Patrick Power Library is a great place to research topics and information for papers, projects and more. Log in with your s# for access to an abundance of online and print resources. If you could use some research assistance, one of the librarians would be glad to help you.
  • The Studio for Teaching and Learning has links to tutorial videos, writing support, Brightspace help and much more. Its resources can help students navigate the transition to learning in a virtual university environment.
  • The Writing Centre can help with planning your papers all the way through to checking your citation formatting, with tutorials, handouts, workshops, or one-on-one appointments.

Contact us

Faculty of Arts
Mailing address:
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3

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