Advising and Student Orientation

Basic Sources of Information

Please thoroughly review the Undergraduate Advising FAQ and the Recommendation Letters FAQ before booking an appointment at the Student Affairs Office or with a Program Director.

Student Affairs Office

Office: Arts 155
Art History: ahadvisor.ahcs [at] (AHCS AH Advisor)
Communication Studies: csadvisor.ahcs [at] (AHCS CS Advisor)
Phone: 514-398-2850

Contact the above for advice about the following:

  • Advises students (new, current and potential students) regarding program related issues and provides general information
  • Advises students during add/drop period and assists with their course selection, program objectives and requirements.
  • Handles all student queries.
  • Reviews students records to verify if they have met program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
  • Informs students of student services and other resources which are available to them.
  • Enters the permit overrides on a student's record once approved by the advisor/instructor.
  • Provides preliminary information relating to the Museum Internship Course, Exchange Program, Study Away and CREPUQ.
  • Available for advising during the Departmental Orientation Sessions and during regular office hours.
  • Keeps students informed about Important Deadlines and Upcoming Events.

Program Directors


  • Advise students during add/drop period and assist with their course selection and grant course approval (if applicable).
  • Approve the Host Institute for the Museum Internship Course and provide assistance in related areas.
  • Approval of course equivalencies and of courses taken through CREPUQ, Study Away and Exchange Programs.
  • Assist students with their academic study plan, preparation for graduate school and career planning.
  • Available for advising during the Departmental Orientation Sessions and during office hours.

Undergraduate Program Director for Art History
Professor Gloria Bell
Office: Arts W-235 | Office hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.
Phone: (514) 398 7667
AHadvisor.ahcs [at] (Email)

Undergraduate Program Director for Communication Studies
Professor Darin Barney
Office: Arts W-293
Phone: (
514) 398 5683
CSadvisor.ahcs [at] (Email) 


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