BComm Advising

The BComm Academic Success & Advising Centre provides students with advice, support and engagement opportunities to make the most out of their degree. BComm Academic Advisors are experienced in helping students navigate their degree program and academic journey in the BComm Program and Saint Mary's University. Academic Advisors strive to empower students by helping them learn about the resources, strategies, and tools needed throughout their time in the BComm program. 

New BComm Student Advising Information 

The following is important advising information and other resources to help new students accepted for the Spring, Summer, Fall 2024 terms as well as Winter 2025. 

New Student Drop-In Advising Schedule

Virtual drop-in advising for new students beginning April 18 to September 5 on a biweekly basis.

Dates: April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30th, June 13, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm ADT
Zoom Link: https://smu-ca.zoom.us/j/82150362602?pwd=wT596b2Ptfb08bXO05l6K2Y3Yy0oED.1

Sobey Starter New Student Information Sessions Schedule

These virtual new student information sessions are designed for students new to the BComm program to learn important information to help your transition Sobey School of Business and SMU. We recommend students attend at least one session before they start their program to learn about student experience, course planning, academic support and tips for a success first year in the BComm program.

Appointment Booking Information

Students can book an appointment through our online booking system to meet with an Academic Advisor. Appointments are available in person or online (MS Teams). Appointment delivery is identified when booking your appointment. 

Drop-In Academic Advising Information

Students can access in-person and virtual drop-in academic advising through the BComm Academic Advising & Success Centre Brightspace. Students can attend a drop-in advising session via Zoom for one-on-one advising or in person in the Advising Centre.

Students will wait in a queue in the Waiting Room of the Zoom meeting, and the advisor will admit students one by one throughout the drop-in period. Students attending on campus can visit room SB 252 to check in and wait to meet with an advisor

Drop-In Advising Schedule

Regular Drop-In Advising Sessions take place:

 Students can email bcomm.advising@smu.ca with any questions. 

Academic Advising Resources

I need help but don’t know where to go

We know that many students experience different challenges during their time in the BComm program. If you need help, speak with an Academic Advisor. We can help students understand and explore different options and services on campus when they are experiencing personal challenges or an emergency. Contact us by email or drop in to our office. 

Learn more about where to get support using the BComm Success Pathways Inventory (PDF)

BComm Academic Success & Advising Centre contact and location information

Sobey 252 (just off the main Sobey Building lobby)
903 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3

Email: bcomm.advising@smu.ca
Phone: 902-491-6532 


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Jill Thomas, Senior Academic Advisor
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Emma Wicks, BComm Academic Advisor
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Wendy Wang, BComm Academic Advisor
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Sarah Joyce, BComm Program Assistant
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