Student advising

Sometimes the transition to college life can be tricky, so we’re here to help. There are many services and supports available to you at Georgian.

Student Advisors:

  1. Help students build both academic and personal resilience so that they can flourish at Georgian and beyond
  2. Provide individual, group and web-based advising sessions
  3. Are housed within the academic areas
A female student on the computer with a female student advisor beside her

What is academic resilience?

  • Good academic outcomes despite adversity
  • Ability to effectively deal with setbacks, stress or pressure in the academic setting

Examples of tools/interventions used to promote academic resilience

  • Creating collaborative academic success plans linking students to campus supports
  • Supporting students to navigate academic tools, platforms, policies, procedures and processes
    • Add/drop, academic misconduct policies and procedures, suspensions, My Path, Banner
  • Supporting students to develop study skills including test taking and time management
  • Engaging in open conversations by asking open-ended questions that allow students to own their experiences and identify opportunities to change
  • Assist students in identifying their own strengths through various tools and discussion

What is personal resilience?

  • Ability to remain productive and positive when faced with stress, uncertainty and change
  • Capacity to recover quickly from difficulties

Examples of tools/interventions used to promote personal resilience

  • Supporting students in building a sense of meaning and purpose at the college
  • Supporting students to build their capacity to manage stress and re-frame setbacks
  • Empathize with and affirm the student’s situation
  • Engage in discussion and support the creation of goal setting
  • Referrals to counselling services

Connect with the advising team

Our support will be provided virtually, by telephone or through video conferencing. Please indicate your preference when booking. Only under exceptional circumstances will appointments be in-person.

To book an appointment, visit the student portal.

Once logged in, you will find the option in the top left-hand corner.  It will populate with the times your student success advisor is available to meet.

Send your preferred date and time for your meeting request by email.

Alternatively, you can call our customer service at 705.728.1968, ext. 1307 and we will be happy to help you find a time to connect.

Contact by campus and program:

Becca Allan – Room A143AA – ext. 5373

  • Barrie Campus, Lakehead at Georgian
    • Engineering Technology, Human Services, Community Safety programs: ARTE, CABT, CART, CVTN, CVTY, EETN, EETY, ENTN, ENVR, GAST, HRAC, METY, MTPS, FIRE

April Jones – Room A155E – ext. 1922

  • Barrie Campus
    • Design and Visual Arts, Computer Studies programs: AADF, BAID, BDAT, COPA, COPR, CSTN, FIAA, FIAR, GLDS, HAIR, IMDW, INDC, INSS, JMET, KBDE, MDEV, MUSM, PHOT, PRJM, RAPP
  • Downtown Barrie location
    • Design and Visual Arts programs: DPAI, DVID, GRDE, GRDP

Brady Zapalski – Room M342H – ext. 1339

  • Barrie Campus
    • Health and Wellness programs: ACCA, BSCN, PNRS, PSWR, UOIT, BIOT, DNAS, DNTH, DNTM, OPTI, PARA, PARM, PHRM

Guisselle Mejia Lobo – Room M342I – ext. 1325

  • Barrie Campus
    • Health and Wellness programs: CPT, CODA, ESTH, MASF, MASG, MSCT, OPTA, TCMP, PHPA
  • Orangeville Campus
    • Health and Wellness programs: ACCA, BOKP, BSFN, ECED, OFAG, OFAH, PHPA, PNRS, PSWR, SSWK, TREC

Amy Wilson – Room H126 – ext. 1635

  • Barrie Campus
    • Business and Management, Automotive Business School of Canada programs: ADMC, BAAC, BACN, BACT, BADM, BAHR, BBML, BMKN, BMKT, BUSG, BUSN, ENTB, ENTC, FUND, HRMN , LCLR, OFAD, OFAE, OFAG, OFAH, OFEC, PARL, PRCC, AUBU, BBAA

Casey McNabb – Room E121k – ext. 1081

  • Barrie Campus
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Liberal Arts programs: AVIA, BAGM, BAKE, CULN, CULI, EVNT, FDMN, FHPR, FLIE, GBMT, GLFO, HADM, HHRO, RELS, SPRT, TMPD, GAAS, GASC, PROW

Nicole Lindros – Room C119D – ext. 3034

  • Orillia Campus
    • Human Services, Community Safety programs: ADTP, CYCA, SSWK, VETA, VETN

Chrissy Deckers – Room C214H – ext. 3044

  • Orillia Campus
    • Human Services, Community Safety programs: BAPS, CJSR, DSWR, ECED, PFPR, PSIN, TREC
  • Muskoka Campus
    • Human Services, Community Safety programs: CRNT, PHPA

Megan Braithwaite – Room D105A – ext. 2316

  • Owen Sound Campus
    • Programs: BACT, BSFN, BUSG, CULN, CULI, ECED, ELTQ, GAST, LCLR, METC, MEMG, MNAV, MTCY, OFAE, OFAG, OFAH, OFEC, PETY, PFPR, PHPA, PNRS, PSWR, WETC
  • South Georgian Bay Campus
    • Programs: BOKP, BSFN, BUSG, COPR, HHRO, OFAG, OFAH, PHPA, PSWK, SSWK