Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA)

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please note that the SOUSA office will be closed for provincial and national holidays on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 24
  • Monday, June 27
  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, July 4

SUMMER 2022 ADVISING

For the Summer 2022 term, SOUSA staff will continue to work remotely and provide advising services online.

Kindly use one means of communication only to help us avoid duplicating work. Sending duplicate correspondence to multiple people will not result in a quicker response time.

Finding the right advisor

You have access to two kinds of academic advisors: Faculty (SOUSA) advisors and Program advisors. Learn more about the services they provide.

Course registration issues

Registration for courses is controlled by the units that offer the courses. SOUSA advisors cannot help you register for courses that are full or restricted, or have other issues. You must contact the unit offering the course.

Admissions & tuition fees

Admission to McGill and payment of tuition fees is handled by Enrolment Services. SOUSA advisors cannot answer questions related to admissions or student accounts.  Visit the Admissions Office website for information on admission requirements, the application process (including deadlines), assessment of advanced standing and transfer credits, language proficiency requirements, legal documents and transcript requirements. Visit the Student Accounts website for information on tuition fees and billing.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please note that the SOUSA office will be closed for provincial and national holidays on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 24
  • Monday, June 27
  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, July 4

 

SUMMER 2022 ADVISING

For the Summer 2022 term, SOUSA staff will continue to work remotely and provide advising services online.

Kindly use one means of communication only to help us avoid duplicating work. Sending duplicate correspondence to multiple people will not result in a quicker response time.

Booking a virtual advising session with your advisor

Individual advising sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please email advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca (our receptionist) to get a link to your advisor's booking page, where you can book your own online session. Sessions are offered weekdays during regular office hours (Montreal time), and can only be booked a maximum of 4 days in advance.

Be sure to include:

  • your ID number
  • The name of your advisor (which is on your Minerva transcript)
  • Please do NOT phone for an appointment
  • Use your McGill email account

You can also email your SOUSA advisor with questions and they will respond as quickly as possible. See below for advisors' schedules and email addresses.

For general updates about the University response to COVID-19, see www.mcgill.ca/coronavirus.

Note that during the course change period at the start of each term, we are extremely busy and there will be delays in replying to you. Please be patient and avoid sending multiple emails.

Advisor contact info

Your advisor is listed on your Minerva transcript, near your name.

  • Pete Barry: pete.barry [at] mcgill.ca
  • Paul Olioff: paul.olioff [at] mcgill.ca
  • Vanessa Hansen: vanessa.hansen [at] mcgill.ca
  • Curtis Sharman: curtis.sharman [at] mcgill.ca
  • Tania Raggo tania.raggo [at] mcgill.ca
    BA&Sc degree, including inter-faculty transfers
  • Jane Hawes jane.hawes [at] mcgill.ca

Specialist advisors:

  • For students in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Life Sciences Minor, General Science Minor and Field Studies Minor, please email advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca (and include your name and McGill ID number) to book an advising appointment.
  • Mary Gauthier mary.gauthier [at] mcgill.ca
    Special advisor for:
    • Exchange, (including incoming from other countries), Study abroad and inter/intra-faculty transfers and newly admitted students who have taken courses outside of McGill before coming to McGill.
  • General Inquiries: advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca ("adviser" works too)
  • Readmission Inquiries: readmission.science [at] mcgill.ca

Telephone

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please note that the SOUSA office will be closed for provincial and national holidays on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 24
  • Monday, June 27
  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, July 4

 

If you need to make an appointment with your advisor, please email advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca with your name and ID number to receive a link to your advisor's self booking page. Do not call for an appointment.

514-398-5442 (Note, due to staffing issues, the phones are closed until further notice.)

Email is the preferred mode of communication.


Email

New students: newstudentadvising.science [at] mcgill.ca
All other inquiries: advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca (advisor or adviser both work)


Mailing address

No mail delivery! Please delay mailing documents to us until mail service is restored. (updated August 16, 2021)

Dawson Hall, room 405
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A  0G5

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Transition to hybrid model of academic advising - Summer 2022 and Fall 2022

SOUSA staff are currently working remotely and providing all advising services online. During the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 terms, we will be transitioning to a hybrid model of academic advising (offering both in person and remote appointments).  Please stay tuned for updates and thank you for your patience as we move towards this new model.

Kindly use one means of communication only to help us avoid duplicating work. Sending duplicate correspondence to multiple people will not result in a quicker response time.

For general inquiries to the Science advising office, please email advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca.

For general information about McGill's COVID-19 response, please consult www.mcgill.ca/coronavirus.

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