Who is my Advisor?

Who is my advisor?

Update to services as a result of COVID-19

Your academic advisors are available to schedule phone or online advising appointments. Please check your department advising site for more information about booking your appointment, or email your advisor directly for information about the best way to schedule an appointment.  

All students at Mount Royal University have access to Academic Advising. Below is a list of program advising contacts.

For students in Open Studies and University Entrance Option your advising contact is Academic Advising Services. We also advise all MRU students who want to move from one program into another. To make an appointment with an advisor from Academic Advising Services, please email advising@mtroyal.ca.

New students to the Faculty of Arts can find assistance on the Arts Academic Advising webpage.
Advising questions can be directed to artsadvising@mtroyal.ca or students may contact their major/program advising listed below beginning in their first September through to convocation.

Program Advisor Email
Bachelor of Arts (new students) Rachel Doe artsadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Interior Design Rachel Doe
Paula Dozois


Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Leann Acheson lacheson@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology Julie-Anne White anthadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Arts: English Sharon Smulders
(students' surname A-N)
Michele Holmgren
(students' surname O-Z)
Sarah Banting
(English Honours majors)




Bachelor of Arts: History

Scott Murray

Bachelor of Arts: Policy Studies

Lori Williams


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

Naomi Grant
(students' surname A-Lh)
Cass Foursha-Stevenson
(students' surname Li-Z)



Bachelor of Arts: Sociology

Julie-Anne White


Bachelor of Arts: Spanish

Maria Teresa Grillo Arbulu


Bachelor of Arts: Undeclared Rachel Doe artsadvising@mtroyal.ca

Bissett School of Business students can find assistance on the Bissett School of Business Advising webpage. Major/concentration planning pages are available here.


Program Advisor Email
Bachelor of Business Administration and Certificates Carmen O'Callaghan
Heather Ansari
Aviation Diploma Deanna Wiebe


Communication Studies students can find more advising resources and contact information on the COMM Advising web page.

Program Advisor Email
Bachelor of Communication: Broadcast Media Studies Alyssa Ficaccio commadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Communication: Information Design Alyssa Ficaccio commadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Communication: Journalism Alyssa Ficaccio commadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Communication: Public Relations Alyssa Ficaccio commadvising@mtroyal.ca




Bachelor of Child Studies: Child and Youth Care Counsellor, Early Learning and Child Care Angie Smith asmith@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Education - Elementary Bri Harvie bharvie@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education: Athletic Therapy, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership, Physical Literacy, Sport and Recreation Management Lindsey Wynder hpedadvising@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Midwifery Lauren Denney ldenney@mtroyal.ca
Bachelor of Nursing

Bonnie Mui

Jill Yaeck

Bridge to Canadian Nursing Leslie Runciman lruncimansmith@mtroyal.ca
Diploma: Social Work Gina Adams gadams@mtroyal.ca
Certificate: ACCN - Critical Care Amy Yeung accn@mtroyal.ca
Certificate: ACCN - Emergency Amy Yeung accn@mtroyal.ca
Certificate: Athletic Therapy Lindsey Wynder athletic.therapy@mtroyal.ca
Program Advisor Email
Bachelor of Science - Biology, Chemistry,
Computer Science, Environmental Science,
General Science, and Geology
Chelsey Schafer
(students' surname A-K)
Cheryl Melatdoost
(students' surname L-Z)
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Shoba Ittyipe sittyipe@mtroyal.ca
Certificate: Environmental Science Gwen O'Sullivan gosullivan@mtroyal.ca

For answers to general questions and appointment booking information, your advisors are hosting regular drop-in chat sessions.  Please email us at advising@mtroyal.ca for information about the drop-in chat schedule.  

Program Advisor Email
Open Studies Emilie Ahrens, Janis Foster,
Sarah Hamilton, Rea Sauter
University Entrance Option Emilie Ahrens, Janis Foster,
Sarah Hamilton, Rea Sauter
Switching to another program at Mount Royal Emilie Ahrens, Janis Foster,
Sarah Hamilton, Rea Sauter
Program Advisor Email
Massage Therapy Katelyn Gillies massage@mtroyal.ca
Personal Fitness Trainer Katelyn Gillies pft@mtroyal.ca
Funeral Service Katelyn Gillies fde@mtroyal.ca