Academic Advising

Welcome to Brescia’s Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Brescia provides assistance to students through support and guidance relating to university policies, degree requirements, Western’s module system, and various campus support services. Our goal is to empower students to make effective decisions relating to their academics and future career goals. Academic Advising is responsive to student needs, and it often involves continuous contact between student and advisor.


We are here to help you:

  • Plan your academic program
  • Take responsibility for your learning and goal setting
  • Implement strategies for achieving your goals.
  • Provide referrals to academic and personal support resources

In an academic advising appointment,
as a student, we expect you to:

  • Come prepared with questions, having done some preliminary research
  • Be open to possible solutions and resources
  • Be willing to follow up if necessary

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that there may be times where you are not able to complete your academic responsibilities. All requests for accommodation must be submitted with supporting documentation, based on the grounds for accommodation.

Students can add and drop courses online through their Student Center account using the Add/Drop/Swap functions until the web registration period closes. Then, students must connect with the Hive regarding paper drop.

Nearly finished your program at Brescia? There are many things that students are responsible for during their graduating year. Check out our helpful list of some of the most common “to-do’s”.

On a Letter of Permission (LOP), students are able to take up to 5.0 courses at another University and transfer the credit(s) towards their degree at Brescia University College.

A degree check can be a useful tool, in lieu of an academic advising appointment, for academic planning, checking graduation status, or verifying modular requirements. Please allow a minimum 2 business days to process.

You’re graduating this year and might be wondering, ‘what comes after Brescia’? Perhaps you’re considering further education…or maybe you want to enter the professional world. What are your options and where do you start?

























Keep in Contact

Academic Advisors at Brescia

Emma Douglas
Jessica Patterson
Chantelle Smith
Kaitlin Cole (Preliminary Year Advisor)

Join the Academic Advisors on the Remind App

Are you interested in receiving mobile updates and reminders from the Academic Advising Team at Brescia for the Fall/Winter 2019-20 academic session?  If so, simply text @bresciauc to (289) 803-3844 and confirm your details.



Looking to Book an Appointment?

Book Appointment

Unsure if you need an appointment?  Would you prefer to book your appointment by phone or email?  Please contact The Hive at 519-858-5151 or

Academic Advisors are located in the Mother St. James Memorial Building.  If you have a scheduled appointment, please go to the Registrar’s Office waiting area located just outside of the Advisors’ offices on the lower level of the Mother St. James Memorial Building. Your Advisor will come and get you when it is time for your appointment.