Academic Advising & Orientation

Academic Advising

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Academic Advising  and Orientation section. Student advising sessions are available to MIMM undergraduate students to provide department information and to answer questions on program requirements, course registration, program planning, study away and exchanges, and graduation. Students should review and be familiar with the information available in the MIMM Undergraduate Pamphlet:

PDF icon MIMM Undergraduate Pamphlet

  • For questions concerning your undergraduate studies in Microbiology & Immunology, students can schedule an advising session with Christine DeSantis, Student Affairs Officer.
  • Advising sessions are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm during the academic year.
  • Students not available during these times should send an email to undergrad.microimm [at] Please include your McGill ID number and the reason for the appointment.
  • In-person advising appointments are available at the Duff Medical Building, Administrative Office - Room 511.
  • Online advising appointments are available through MS Teams.
  • To book a student advising appointment, click here.

Orientation Session 

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology hosted its annual undergraduate orientation session on August 23, 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The orientation provided an overview of the following topics followed by a question & answer period:

Orientation Presentation & Course Schedule

Students can review the presentations from the 2023 orientation session here:


Fall   Winter  
Course Credits Course Credits
MIMM 211 – Biology of Microorganisms 3 MIMM 214 – Introduction to Immunology 3
MIMM 212 – Laboratory in Microbiology 3 BIOL 202 - Basic Genetics 3
BIOL 200 – Molecular Biology 3 CHEM 222 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 4
CHEM 212 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry 1 4

BIOL 201 - Cell Biology & Metabolism OR

BIOC 212 - Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function

Elective OR Complementary course 3 Elective OR Complementary course 3



2023-2024 Academic Year

Chief Academic Advisor - Study Away & Exchanges
Prof. Benoit Cousineau
benoit.cousineau [at]

Student Affairs Advisor
Christine DeSantis
undergrad.microimm [at]

Medical School Application Advisor
Prof. Dalius Briedis
dalius.briedis [at]

  • Students interested in applying to medical school should review the "applying to medical school" section on the Faculty of Science website. 
  • For Dr. Briedis' presentation on Medical School Admission, click here.
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