We are a team of Advisors that work to assist current and future students in the Faculty of Education.
We are located in Welch Hall 126.
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.
Manager, ACADEMIC ADVISING
Professional & Undergraduate programs, Faculty of education
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!
Pina McDonnell, B.A.
Experienced Academic Advisor who has been working at Brock since 1991. I assist students with understanding degree and teachable subject requirements in pursuit of a career in teaching and early childhood education. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating students’ accomplishments, while providing a source of encouragement when the road gets bumpy.
Cara Sparman, 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.
We serve the programs listed below:
- Adult Education (Certificate, BEd)
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE)
- Concurrent Teacher Education (BA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BPhEd/BEd)
- Consecutive Teacher Education (BEd)
- Consecutive Technological Teacher Education (BEd)