International Development Studies Undergraduate Program/Advising

International Development Studies

Effective Currently:

Program Advising will take place via EMAIL/ZOOM ONLY.

Due to the measures taken by the Government of Quebec, we will continue this model until indicated otherwise.

  • For a scheduled zoom advising session, please sign-up for an appointment by visiting this link: The Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of your appointment.

  • Or if you prefer to have email advising, email kirsty.mckinnon [at] (IDS Student Affairs Advisor ) 

NOTE: Appointments can change due to last minute advisor availability. Always check your McGill email. 

Advising (Pre-Covid and Assembly Restrictions)

Please check here frequently as this schedule can change at any time. Cancellation of Advising hours will be posted on the day of the cancellation. To get advising email ids [at] (ISID Student Affairs).

For students completing the Minor: Students need not make an appointment or drop-in, simply email the Advisor with a list of the 6 courses they have taken/plan to take for the Minor and confirmation will be granted via email: lisa.stanischewski [at] (Minor confirmation email).

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Morning, 9am-12pm




Afternoon, 2pm - 4 pm          

Procedure for applying a Transfer Credit course towards your IDS program requirements

Ensure you have read through the following websites thoroughly:

Once your Transfer Credit course has been approved on the McGill Course Equivalency System, please do one of the following:

  • Email the lisa.stanischewski [at] (ISID Advisor) with the syllabus of the course, the course equivalency given on the system (ex. POLI 3XX), the program you are pursuing (ex. IDS Stream 3). The Advisor will then confirm via email whether the course can count towards your program requirements.
  • Schedule an appointment to see the ISID Advisor by calling 514-398-4804 (please bring to the appointment a copy of the course syllabus).
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