Contact Us

Undergraduate Students

Recruitment and Marketing (academic program information, campus tours, international students)

Phone: 902-420-5415
Email: recruitment@smu.ca

For Canadian Students

Justin Deturbide Recruitment Officer

902-420-5689

justin.deturbide@smu.ca 

 

Book a virtual appointment with Justin

 

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Program: BComm Marketing ‘18; Grad Certificate in Sports Marketing ‘19

Best advice for new students: Don't be afraid or intimidated to get involved in the first few weeks of your degree. Saint Mary's is a place where you feel like you belong from the get-go, so take advantage of everything offered on campus right away. 

darrian.thorne@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment with Darrian

 

Hometown: Saint John, NB

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Program: BA major in Political Science ‘17; Advanced Diploma in Public Relations ‘19

Best advice for new students: Get involved and make the most of your time on campus, whether it's participating in welcome week activities, joining a club or society, or a sports team. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have some fun!

506-440-9242

noah.zilbert@smu.ca

 

 

Book a virtual appointment with Noah

 

Hometown: Fredericton, NB

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Program: BComm major in Finance ‘20

Best Advice For New Students: Go see your academic advisors! These are the experts that will point you in the right direction in terms of your classes and planning your degree.

dominick.desjardins@smu.ca

 

 Book a virtual appointment with Dominick

 

Hometown: Rothsay, NB

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Degree: BA major in Political Science ‘16

What brought me to Saint Mary’s: The personalized experiences that our community can offer. The size of our campus and community allowed me to be engaged and involved with my peers, take advantage of research opportunities, and make lasting connections after graduating.

jordan.hamilton@smu.ca

 

 

Book a virtual appointment with Jordan

 

Hometown: Bedford, Nova Scotia

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Program: BA in Political Science ‘17

First-Year Advice: Your first year of school can be very stressful, taking care of your health, both mental and physical is one of the best things to prioritize in conjunction with your academics.

902-579-2345

rebekah.cole@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment with Rebekah now

 

Hometown: Halifax, NS

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Program: BA major in Criminology and minor in Psychology ‘20

Best Advice for Students: Try new things - join a club, sports team, society or student association. There are so many opportunities to explore at Saint Mary’s that will help you make the most out of your time at university!

 

Erin Draper – Domestic Recruitment Officer

902-420-5225

Erin.draper@smu.ca

Hometown: Riverview, NB

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Program: BA Honours major in Sociology ‘07; Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management ‘13

Best advice for new students: Don't be afraid to ask questions! Our fear of being judged can make asking questions intimidating, especially in front of professors and our peers. Having a question for your professor shows you are interested, and you can be sure that someone else in the class has the same question. Plus, this exchange is more likely to stick in your mind, making it a powerful learning tool!

Acadia First Nation

902-420-5415

isa@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment with Rachel!

 

Hometown: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Prounouns: She/Her/E'pite's

Program: BA Social Justice and Community Studies

Best advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to speak up for what’s right, and don’t expect to have it all figured out! University isn’t just about getting a degree, it’s about the experiences you learn from along the way. There is no singular way to succeed in university, success looks different to everyone. My advice is to get involved and find your community on campus, and advocate for your own success and wellbeing throughout your studies.

For International Students

Lauren Cullen

lauren.cullen@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment with Lauren!

 

Hometown: Bedford, NS

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Degree: BComm double major in Marketing and Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations ‘06 ; MEd in progress – anticipated graduation date 2023

Best advice: Go beyond the classroom! There are so many ways to learn through hands-on learning opportunities like co-op, study abroad, field trips, and more. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try a new experience – you won’t regret it.

lindsay.benoit@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment!

 

Hometown: Bedford, NS

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Program: BA major in Psychology ‘10; Advanced Diploma in Public Relations ‘21

Best advice: Variety is the spice of life and there is no shortage of variety on the SMU campus. Immerse yourself in all that our coastal university experience has to offer. The diverse city of Halifax pairs perfectly with the community spirit at Saint Mary’s University. Try everything and enjoy the experience.

samuel.turpin@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment!

 

Hometown: Yarmouth, NS

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Program: BA honours in Criminology major in Sociology ‘19

Best advice: Stay in residence if you can! There are so many ways to get involved on campus that will make you feel instantly at home and part of our community, but some of my favourite memories and closest friendships from my time at Saint Mary’s come from living in residence.

Kazi Rahman

kazi.rahman@smu.ca

 

Book a virtual appointment!

 

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Program: BComm major in Marketing ‘18

One piece of advice: Introduce yourself and make connections with your professors. Your professors are a great resource for you to be successful academically and professionally while you are in university and even after you graduate. The close-knit community experience and the wonderful opportunities that Saint Mary’s provides for students to get engaged and make a positive impact both locally and globally is amazing.