Are you a first-year student? 


We're always happy to connect. Call, or email!

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

To book an appointment Schedule online



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Who We Are:

  • Operations Manager & First-Year Assistant for Francophone Students: manon.lemelin [at] (Manon Lemelin)
  • Senior Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator: jean.willett [at] (Jean Willett) 
  • Leadership Training Facilitator: Joan Butterworth
  • Student Life Associate: christopher.stephens [at] (Christopher Stephens)
  • Undergraduate Orientation Programs Associate: caitlin.marie [at] (Caitlin Mehrotra )
  • Student Engagement Associate: despina.xanthoudakis [at] (Despina Xanthoudakis)
  • Manager, Orientation & Student Engagement: gilbert.lin [at] (Gilbert Lin)
  • Director: Ian Simmie

Student Staff

We couldn't be CL&E without the amazing creativity, dedication, and work of our student staff. Positions in CL&E include, in part:

  • New Student Communications Assistant: studentcomms [at] (Katia)
  • Leadership Projects Intern: [at] (Mithura)
  • Undergraduate Orientation Programs Assistant: discover.mcgill [at] (Jo)
  • Graduate Orientation Programs Coordinator: gradorientation.stuserv [at] (Siri)
  • Graduate Engagement Program Coordinator: graduate.engagement [at] (Hana)
  • Off-Campus & Commuter Programming Coordinator: occss [at] (Kirsten)
  • Undergraduate Engagement Assistant: studentlife [at] (Sarah Mae)
  • Orientation Education and Training Developer: orientation-education.stuserv [at] (Chris)


The Campus Life & Engagement Office relies on the energy and enthusiasm of hundreds of student volunteers each year. Volunteer recruitment takes place in the Winter semester for the upcoming orientation and welcome of next year's incoming class.

Interested in joining the CL&E team as a student staff or volunteer? Visit the Work with CL&E page of our website!

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