Academic Advising

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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

Academic Advising at Brescia is a collaborative process. You can expect your Academic Advisor to be:

  • Informed
  • Accessible with a reasonable response time
  • warm and approachable

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

Academic Advisors at Brescia

Sarah Innes –
Jessica Patterson –

Summer Appointments:
All Academic Advising appointments can be booked through The Hive.  Please either visit in person (Main Floor, Mother St. James Memorial Building), or by calling 519-858-5151.  Academic Advisors are available to meet with students Monday to Thursday.

Advisors are also available to answer quick questions through email.  If you are emailing your question, please email it to only one academic advisor.

Looking to Book an Appointment?
If you have a question for an Academic Advisor, please start by contacting The Hive, either in person (Main Floor, Mother St. James Memorial Building) or by calling 519-858-5151.  You can also email

Please be sure to review the timetable of courses and your module requirements prior to your appointment. This will assist the advisor in helping you with your course registration questions.

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 Room, room 12. Your Advisor will come and get you when it is time for your appointment.

Having Trouble?  Call Us at 519-858-5151.



Have specific questions?  Check below at our list of frequently used resources.