Alison Lahn

Faculty of Social Sciences - Child and Youth Studies

Alison Lahn

Undergraduate Advisor and Program Administrator

Cairns Building Room 321
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4299

Alison Lahn handles questions and advice about the Child and Youth Studies program. Once students become Child and Youth Studies majors, they are strongly encouraged to consult with Alison about program plans, timetabling issues, CHYS policies and procedures, career options ... in fact, any information related to Child and Youth Studies. Questions about course content, assignments, and examinations, should be directed to your course instructor.

By logging onto the Portal you will have the ability to see which Advisor (for CHYS either Alison Lahn (upper year advising) OR Carol Penner (1st year advising) OR other advising team is best suited to assist you, depending on your program of study and current academic questions. See steps below to make an advising appointment within the Department of Child and Youth Studies (CHYS):  OR

1.      Click on “Appointments” and select “Academic Advising” from the service menu. 

2.      Click on the “Child and Youth Studies” Department from the drop down menu.  

3.      Choose your reason for appointment, then either Alison Lahn (upper year CHYS advising) OR Carol Penner (1st year CHYS advising)

Please email myself at OR Carol at  if you are having any difficulty setting up an appointment.  We look forward to meeting with you soon.