Advising Support Fund

Would you like to...


... offer refreshments at an advising event for students? 

... purchase training materials for the advisors in your office? 

... print a program guide or handbook? 

... develop a video?



The Office of the Dean of Students Advising Support Fund is here to help!



An important part of the mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to support and develop academic advising at McGill.  To this end, a fund has been created to help realize new advising initiatives from across the university.

If you have a great idea for a new advising-related event, initiative or activity for staff or students and you need a bit of funding to make it happen, assistance is available through the Advising Support Fund.

This annual fund now totals $1500: $750 to be distributed between June 1 and December 31, $750 between January 1 and May 31.

Remaining funds available between June 1 and December 31, 2017:  $0
Funds available between January 1 and May 31, 2018:  $365.00

How it works

  • Any advising office, unit or group can apply for funding of up to $200 to support an event, training or other advising-related activity for staff or students.  
  • Simply fill out the application form found here and you will receive a response from ODoS within two weeks.  
  • Approved funds will be transferred by FOAPAL.  
  • A list of funded initiatives will be posted here for information and inspiration.
  • Any funds left at the end of a semester will be rolled over to the next semester.
  • After the funds have been used, you will be asked to submit a brief follow-up report.



An office, unit or group can be awarded funding once per year (June 1 to May 31).

* Priority will be given to initiatives that are new, directly support and enhance academic advising at McGill, and do not have alternative sources of funding. *


You can contact us at: advisingsupportfund.dos [at] (d)eanofstudents [at] 

Projects funded to date

Fall 2015

  • Bookmark for prospective/new students - Freshman Program, Macdonald Campus​
  • De-stress During Exams event - Faculty of Law, Student Affairs Office

Winter 2016

  • Spring Mixer - Academic Advisers' Network (AAN)
  • Academic Programs pamphlet - Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF)
  • OASIS Staff Retreat: Initiatives for Future of Advising at OASIS - Faculty of Arts, Student Affairs Office

Summer 2016

  • Advising Day 2016 - Student Affairs Collective

Fall 2016

  • Flyer for Study Abroad Fair - Faculty of Science
  • Webinar purchase for advisor training - McGill Engineering Student Centre
  • Advisor Meet & Greet - Music Student Affairs Office
  • De-stress before exams painting event - Geography Program Advisor 
  • Exam prep event - Faculty of Law, Student Affairs Office

Winter 2017

  • Group advising sessions - Office of Student Academic Services (Macdonald campus)
  • Spring Mixer - Academic Advisers' Network (AAN)

Fall 2017

  • Bob Ross painting party event for students - Department of Geography
  • ​Access Ambassadors Passport Program appreciation event  - Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Program advising pamphlets - Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Exam Study Hacks & Software Demo & Meditation event - Faculty of Law, Student Affairs Office
  • Macdonald Campus apples for Speed (Up)Dating event - Student Affairs Collective

Winter 2018

  • Winter Meditation Classes - Healthy SPOT Committee (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)