Contact

During the University on-campus closure, Arts OASIS are working remotely and providing advising services online.

Please use one means of communication only (email or virtual drop-in) to help us avoid duplicating work. Sending duplicate correspondence will not result in a quicker response time, please avoid doing this.

Book an appointment

●  To book an advising appointment with Arts OASIS, visit our Advising Services page for details.

For general inquiries

●  Email Arts OASIS

●  Prospective students should contact Service Point

●  If your questions are program or course specific, contact a departmental/program advisor

Note: remember to use your McGill email address and include your student ID number when sending email

●  Submit a question to an ASAP (peer advisor), more details found here

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Our Staff

Faculty Advisors

Mylena Bergeron

As an advisor, I support each student's academic development and autonomy throughout their trajectory at McGill. My role is to help students understand their academic options to reach realistic goal that help manage their expectations. I work with students to identify strategies that will empower them to make informed academic decisions. I assist students in planning their studies to allow them to explore opportunities that will enhance their degree and include an international experience to help them gain a true sense of accomplishment and purpose.

I assist students with:

  • General Advising (includes degree requirements, graduation, picking programs, exams, academic standing)
  • Advising during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty
  • Readmission Advising for students in unsatisfactory standing
  • Degree planning
  • Study Away and Transfer Credit

Ruth Kuzaitis

Your decision to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill is an invest in your future. Academic advising is a planning process that helps you to approach your education in an organized and meaningful way with the goal of facilitating a successful academic experience. My goal is to help you develop the self-awareness needed to reach your maximum educational potential during the trajectory of your undergraduate degree. As you plan your degree, I can assist you with the decision-making process involved in selecting programs of study, setting academic goals, acquiring relevant information and directing you to resources that will promote responsible and appropriate decisions that are consistent with your interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements.

My role is to help you with questions about general advising (understanding degree, registration, exams, academic standing, graduation requirements), strategies for making informed academic decisions during periods of academic, personal, financial or medical difficulties and planning your degree to include studying away at another university.

Ines Scharnweber

I believe Education is the driving force in creating a better, more just and equitable civil society. I would therefore be happy to assist you with planning your BA degree, help you identify options if you experience challenges or difficulties and explore ways to enhance your educational experience.

If you are currently studying in a different Faculty and are wondering whether the Bachelor of Arts degree would be a better fit for your interests and goals, I would be happy to meet to discuss the possibility of a transfer to the BA degree.

Kanella (Nellie) Voudouris

As you plan your BA degree, deciphering all those rules and regulations can be confusing. My role is to help you gain a better understanding of how the BA degree is structured. The flexibility of the BA degree enables you to achieve your academic goals by designing a degree program that caters towards your interests. The key to your success is to develop these interests, so that you are more engaged both inside and outside the classroom. If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies, I am here to discuss your academic options with you. I have been an Arts academic advisor for many years so I know the Faculty and the University community extremely well. My approach and experience fosters an encouraging and supportive environment for you as you use our resources to successfully complete your degree.

One of the high points of my job is that I oversee the Arts Student Advising Program. ASAP is a student outreach program and our ASAPs assist our office by doing front-line advising. They have been selected because they genuinely want to help their fellow students. Along with the ASAPs, I see all my student advisees through the student life cycle from being newly admitted, to the time they graduate. I also oversee the student outreach events, such as Orientation/Discover McGill, CEGEP Information Day, the Arts Program Fair, Parent’s Tent and Open House, and I oversee volunteer ambassadors at Arts Convocations. I am one of the first persons you will meet at Orientation and I will be one of the first persons to greet you at Convocation. I am also a member of the University Senate (2016-2019).

Brandy Jugandi

Feeling like you could be getting more out of your university experience? Wondering how your B.A. is going to advance your career path? Unsure about what you’re going to do after graduation? OASIS is pleased to offer Arts students an in-house Career Adviser. Linking the value of your degree to the quality of your own personal and professional development, the Career Adviser helps you connect your undergraduate experiences to “what comes next.” By learning to strategically develop oneself through the access and engagement of University resources, opportunities, and experiences, Arts students learn to leverage their most important asset for life-long learning and success! To help better connect your university experience to what comes next, book an appointment today with your Arts OASIS Career Adviser, Brandy Jugandi, at brandy.jugandi [at] mcgill.ca.

Freshman Advisor

Monica Hotter

My favourite part of what I do... is meeting with you! If you are a newly admitted student starting out in your U0 Freshman year, pass by the information counter at OASIS and just ask for me. No appointment necessary! I'd be happy to review and approve your Freshman course selection, or to discuss any issues that might arise for you during your U0 year. I'm also available right through to your graduation. My undergraduate degree is from McGill in Sociology and Women's Studies, and I'm very passionate about feminism and social justice issues. I also enjoy good food, fashion, and especially music, blogging about music, and oh yeah, music!

Career Advisor

Brandy Jugandi

Feeling like you could be getting more out of your university experience? Wondering how your B.A. is going to advance your career path? Unsure about what you’re going to do after graduation? OASIS is pleased to offer Arts students an in-house Career Adviser. Linking the value of your degree to the quality of your own personal and professional development, the Career Adviser helps you connect your undergraduate experiences to “what comes next.” By learning to strategically develop oneself through the access and engagement of University resources, opportunities, and experiences, Arts students learn to leverage their most important asset for life-long learning and success! To help better connect your university experience to what comes next, book an appointment today with your Arts OASIS Career Adviser, Brandy Jugandi, at brandy.jugandi [at] mcgill.ca.

Local Wellness Advisors (LWA)

 

Bianca Brunetti

Bianca, your LWA, is a mental health professional in the Faculty of Arts. Learn about workshops, events, appointments and more here.

Jennifer Mosher

Jenn is trained as a Creative Arts Therapist, graduating from the Master’s program at Concordia University. She has conducted both group and individual art therapy for social skill development for children with AD/HD, severe and disruptive behavior disorders, as well as working on social adjustment and improving quality of life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum. Jenn has supervised graduate students from Concordia’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in their provision of both group and individual art therapy.

She has also worked as part of a team staging research based theatre productions that have explored such themes as the lived experience of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, sexuality, developing self-confidence, and the lived experience of mental health and mental illness. Despite her initial aversion to theatre, she now occasionally admits to enjoying taking part in drama-based activities.

Before working as a Local Wellness Advisor, Jenn held the role of Peer Support Supervisor at the Student Wellness Hub at to support the delivery of peer support services students, raise awareness of the value of peer support and education, and build connections between peer support providers across campus.

Student Advisors

Sonia Masand

Need an answer? Not sure who to ask? As an Student Affairs Administrator in the Faculty of Arts, I provide advising services for students in the Interdisciplinary Studies programs. Whether you’re unsure of where to go, how to plan your degree, how to navigate the McGill network, or just have general questions, I’m here to help. Throughout the year, I also collaborate with the programs chairs/directors as well as with OASIS on various projects to help you make the most of your B.A. degree. Feel free to send an email to interdisciplinary.arts [at] mcgill.ca with any questions you might have about Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Alejandra Moreira-Cano

Currently on development assignment in a different office.

Students: If you are encountering problems with the IUT-CREPUQ process or have questions about transfer credits, you may email studyaway.arts [at] mcgill.ca or get a drop-in with me.

Staff: For administrative related issues do not hesitate to contact me.

Anne Nudo

Are you thinking about spreading your wings and flying away to study at another university for a semester? As the Faculty of Arts OASIS Study Away Coordinator, Anne's duties include approval of bilateral exchange and independent study away applications. She and her colleagues present information sessions on applying for a study away or bilateral exchange semester. She is available by email, info sessions, question and answer sessions, and appointments. Anne also helps students at the Arts OASIS counter. She started working at McGill in 1976 but left McGill in 1991 to work at the University of Guelph. Anne returned to McGill in 2006 at which time she promised to remain at McGill until she retires!

Anne has two children, two grandchildren and two dogs. She loves animals, gardening and loves being on McGill campus end of August when students return and the campus becomes alive again.

Demetra Pavlounis

Assistant to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, I receive all student requests and process all student matters that involve, or appeal to, Dr. Lucyna Lach.

As a mother of triplets and recent McGill graduates, I well understand the challenges that you may encounter while achieving your undergraduate degree. I completed a Certificate of Public Relations at McGill while working here and really enjoy being a life-long learner. I also look forward to celebrating with you the reward of your success at graduation!

Arts Student Advising Program

 

ASAPs are senior Arts students who provide peer advising through the OASIS office. They have a wealth of firsthand knowledge of student life at McGill and university procedures. If you would like to speak to someone who can understand exactly what you are experiencing right now, don’t hesitate to reach out to an ASAP. They can assist you throughout the summer and the academic year. For the Fall 2020 session you can reach them on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - from 10 AM to 4 PM (Montreal time, Eastern Time) through MS Teams (and eventually in person at the OASIS advising counter, Dawson Hall ground floor) - more details found here!

Administrative Assistant

 

Jennifer Belfo

Information Coming Soon

Student Advising Administrator

Des Sitaras

Information Coming Soon

Student Affairs Coordinators

Francesca Siracusa

Information Coming Soon

Tracy Huang

Information Coming Soon

Ahmad Oustwani

Information Coming Soon

Office Manager

Mylissa Falkner

Mylissa Falkner is the Office Manager for the Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services (Arts OASIS). She has held many roles during her time at McGill and is currently enjoying the creative and collaborative effort of leading the Arts advising office team. It is a pleasure to work with so many talented and interesting people who make it their mission to advise students on their academic options and support them in choices that help shape their BA degree - in meaningful ways. Arts OASIS strives to support undergraduate students in ways that enhance their experience at McGill and enable them to meet their graduation goals.

Associate Dean of Arts, Student Affairs

Lucyna Lach

Dr. Lucyna Lach is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine. As Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Lach has led a strategic planning exercise to enhance student advising. This has led to a number of initiatives to improve support that students receive from their point of entry until graduation. In this role, she provided academic leadership and contributed to various university-wide committees addressing student success and well-being. She is currently co-chairing the Faculty of Arts Strategic Planning exercise and is chair of the McGill University Committee for the Implementation of the Policy Against Sexual Violence.

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