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

There are several ways to book an appointment with a Student Advisor. We’re available to meet in person, virtually or over the phone. When you call, please share your campus and student ID.

Student portal: Appointments can easily be made by clicking on the Student Advisor icon on the top left-hand corner in the Student Portal.

Phone:  call 705.728.1968, ext. 1307
In person: stop by K112 at the Barrie Campus and A200 at the Orillia Campus
Email: send your date and time for your meeting request to studentadvisor@georgiancollege.ca

Orangeville Campus

Email Guisselle Mejia Lobo

Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay campuses

Email Megan Braithwaite

Muskoka Campus

Email Chrissy Deckers