Course Registration and Academic Advising

Course Registration Review

Are you done registering for courses? Email us at and a member of the Smart Start team will review your course schedule to make sure you're ready to go for September!

Please give us a few days to review your schedule after your request, and we will follow up with you via your Brock student email.

Meet your Academic Advisors

Welcome to Brock University!

I am Joe Ferraro, and along with my colleagues, Diana deMan, Dan Portanova and Catherine Carlucci, we are the Central Academic Advising team within the Office of the Registrar.

We assist students in the Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences and General Humanities programs, along with the Bachelor of Science - Sciences program.

Academic Advisors educate students on university rules and requirements along with ensuring students are registered in their appropriate courses.

Please make a point of knowing who your academic advisor is and knowing how to connect with them.

Access the Academic Advisor directory page

Also, take the time to educate yourselves on the great campus resources that Brock has to offer to ensure an excellent start to your university career.

We wish you all the best on your future studies and we are happy to have you as part of the Brock community!

Kind regards,
The Central Academic Advising Team

Catherine Carlucci

Diana deMan

Dan Portanova

Joe Ferraro

Nicole Thierren
Academic Advisor - 1st Year Students

Concurrent Education and Early Childhood Education

Welcome to Brock! We are a team of Advisors that work to assist current and future students in the Faculty of Education. Our role is to help you to understand and meet the academic requirements of your program, and to access Brock resources to support your academic, personal, and professional well-being. We are so happy to have you join us and we can't wait to meet you! Questions? Email us at

Ethna Bernat
Associate Administrative Director – Concurrent Programs

Pina McDonnell
Academic Advisor – Concurrent Programs

Cara Sparman
Academic Advisor – Concurrent Programs

Monique Beauregard
Academic Advisor

Ashley Kapoor
Academic Advisor

Lesley Maloney
Academic Advisor

Welcome incoming Goodman class of 2023. My name is Steve Argiropoulos and I will be your academic advisor for the 2023-2024 school year. I am available all summer to address your questions. Please feel free to set up an academic advising appointment via the portal (see instructions below), send a message via the Goodman communication portal - or by email –

Step 1: Click on appointment bookings (via portal – Student self-serve)
Step 2: Select Academic Advising
Step 3: Select Goodman School of Business - Undergraduate Programs under the department drop down menu
Step 4: Select a reason and click GO
Step 5: Select a date that is shaded in green
Step 6: Select Appointment with (Steve), Time, Method, Reason and then click GO
Step 7: Submit appointment request

Please ensure that you are logged into Microsoft Teams at the time of your appointment.

Best regards,
Steve Argiropoulos
Academic Advisor – Goodman Undergraduate Programs

Liz Hay
Academic Advisor – Humanities

Elizabeth Maddeaux
Academic Advisor – Humanities

Mathematics and Science

Janelle Montague
Academic Advisor – Mathematics and Science

Heather VanVolkenburg
Academic Advisor – Mathematics and Science

Computer Science and GAME Programming

Donna Phelps
Academic Advisor – Computer Science

Applied Linguistics and Social Sciences

Tayler Shannon
Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer

Child and Youth Studies

Alison Lahn
Coordinator – Child & Youth Studies

Welcome to Brock University and to CHYS Academic Advising! We are normally located on 3rd Floor of Cairns Building (CRN). You can visit the CHYS website at

For CHYS we have one advisor to provide academic advising and assist you with your degree needs: Alison Lahn, Department Coordinator/Academic Advisor - Year 1, 2, 3 & 4th Year Advisor (CRN Room 321)

As your CHYS advisor, I am here to help guide you through your university career and ensure program plans are completed with all requirements following all academic regulations. CHYS majors should plan to see me at least once each year during the time it takes to complete their degrees. We offer assistance to those students following the degree requirements for:

  • CHYS 3 year Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • CHYS 4 year BA with Major
  • CHYS 4 year BA (Honours)
  • CHYS Minor
  • Combined programs with CHYS
  • Undeclared/Undecided students considering program change to CHYS
  • Students wishing to resume their studies in CHYS

You can make a scheduled CHYS academic advising appointment via student portal ( our appointment will be via MS Teams OR for more general questions, you can email me at

I look forward to meeting you!

Communication, Popular Culture and Film

Megan Johnson
Academic and Internship Advisor – Communication, Popular Culture & Film


Indra Hardeen
Undergraduate Academic Advisor - Department of Economics

Welcome to Brock!
Please contact me if you would like more information about our programs in Economics. I would be happy to help you with your program plan, course selection and answer any questions you might have.

Geography and Tourism Studies

Samantha Morris
Academic Advisor and Communications Coordinator

Teresa Shanley
Administrative Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies and to Brock University!

Your academic advisors (Samantha and Teresa) are here to help you stay on track with your program requirements, navigate the university rules and regulations, and direct you to useful resources around the University.

We're so glad you chose to study in our Department and look forward to working with you throughout your time at Brock.

Labour Studies and Political Science

Diane Leon
Undergraduate Academic Advisor – Political Science and Labour Studies


Kirsti Van Dorsser
Academic Advisor – Psychology

Sociology and Critical Criminology

Lindsay Shaw
Academic Administrator – Sociology and Criminology

Tayler Shannon
Advising Assistant, Department of Sociology

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