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Academic advising

The Faculty of Science Academic Advising team is committed to your success, and will work with you in developing and reaching your academic and personal goals. As your main point of contact within the Faculty of Science, we will assist you through every step of your journey with us. We are available to help, support and guide you in a variety areas.

Your academic success is important to us. Our office will:

  • Address questions and concerns related to all aspects of student life.
  • Help you establish realistic educational goals and future planning.
  • Assess and discuss your academic progress and standing.
  • Discuss program and course selections.
  • Help you address academic difficulties.
  • Interpret and explain academic policies and procedures.
  • Discuss issues affecting your academic performance.
  • Connect you with appropriate campus services.
  • Provide advice regarding withdrawing from, adding or dropping courses.
  • Provide guidance for successful progression towards graduation.
  • Provide tips for academic success.

The Science Academic Advising office is open:

  • Drop-in hours (for general academic questions): Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon*.
  • By appointment: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.* (Wednesday: closed all afternoon).
    • Please book an appointment in advance if you would like to review your program or discuss degree requirements.

*Hours are subject to change without notice.

Please use the links below to book an appointment, or come by during our drop-in hours.

Note: All Ontario Tech University Science courses will have a code designation of BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, ENVS, FSCI, MATH, PHY, SCIE or STAT.

Academic Advising
Faculty of Science
Science Building, fourth floor
905.721.8668. ext. 3118


Tara Funston
Senior Academic Advisor (Forensic Science, Physics, Chemistry and Bachelor of Science)
Science Building, Room 4015
Book an appointment with Tara

Nicole Suss
Senior Academic Advisor (Biology, including college-to-university transfer)
Science Building, Room 4012
Book an appointment with Nicole 

Shelly Windsor
Senior Academic Advisor (Computer Science, including college-to-university transfer, and Math)
Science Building, Room 4013
Book an appointment with Shelly

Julie Downes
Department Assistant
Science Building, Room 4000

The university has many supportive services for students. We can connect you to campus resources and help you navigate the university system and services, including: