Faculty of Education Academic Advising

From left to right: Ethna Bernat, Cara Layne, Monique Beauregard, Lesley Maloney and Ashley Kapoor

We are a team of Advisors that work to assist current and future students in the Faculty of Education.

Through inclusivity and belonging, our team strives to promote a safe space environment where all students can feel comfortable and empowered. We recognize and appreciate individual differences of students while assisting and encouraging students to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Our role is to help you to understand and meet the academic requirements of your program, and to access Brock resources to support your academic, personal and professional well-being.

To accommodate the diverse needs of our students, we hold appointments in person, by phone, or through Microsoft Teams. We open appointments each business day, for 2 weeks in advance. If you don’t see an available spot, please keep checking.

Ethna Bernat, B.A., M.Ed.


I view my position as Manager of the Advising Office as an opportunity to listen to students’ concerns and needs. I have worked at Brock for over 20 years, and strongly believe my role is to help you navigate the, sometimes confusing, pathway to completing your degree. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Cara Layne, B.A.


I am an academic advisor in the Faculty of Education for students pursuing a career in teaching and early childhood education. I work to provide a safe place for students to come as they are and figure out their next steps. I am a huge believer in championing the little victories and particularly enjoy helping students work through feelings of uncertainty.

Monique Beauregard, B.A.


As an Academic Advisor within the Faculty of Education, I view my role as an opportunity to provide students with the tools and information they need to succeed. Based on my diverse background, I relate to the many situations and feelings students have while pursuing their undergraduate studies. I am passionate about making students feel heard while also celebrating victories and accomplishments along the way.

Lesley Maloney, B.A.


As an Academic Advisor, I work with students to meet their educational goals within the Faculty of Education. My passion towards student development and academic support provides an understanding of the student journey while at Brock University. I aim to assist with skills of resiliency when providing program guidance and enjoy helping students navigate their coursework in teaching and early childhood education.

Ashley Kapoor, B.Sc, M.Sc


Through my role as an Academic Advisor, I strive to help students in the Faculty of Education navigate their post-secondary options based on what will make them happiest. Whether it’s building your program plan together, discussing an exciting elective, or helping you take those first steps in becoming an educator, I would love to provide you with individualized support to ensure I’m meeting your needs to the best of my ability.

We serve the programs listed below:

  • Adult Education (Certificate, BEd)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE)
  • Canadian Certificate and Education Studies Advanced Certificate (CCES)
  • Concurrent Teacher Education (BA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BPhEd/BEd)
  • Consecutive Teacher Education (BEd)
  • Consecutive Technological Teacher Education (BEd)
  • Leadership in Community-Based Education Advanced Certificate (LCBE)


Live Chat

Live Chat takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30pm and can be accessed here:

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in Advising takes place on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30pm.

Scheduled Appointments

Appointments open two weeks in advance and can be booked using this link (Please select “Faculty of Education Academic Advising”)


Contact us via email at foeadvising@brocku.ca