Academic advising

Academic Advisor (First & Upper Year Students)
Alison Lahn
Department Coordinator & Academic Advisor
Office: CRN 321
905-688-5550 x4299

For students who have questions that require a more detailed appointment please book through the Campus-wide Booking System – Brock students are able to book an advising appointment with the Advisor in their department by way of the Brock Portal.

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 (First Year advising) OR other advising team is best suited to assist you, depending on your program of study and current academic questions.

  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 (First Year CHYS advising)

Please email Alison at or Carol at if you are having any difficulty setting up an appointment.

Academic Advisor (First Year Students)
Carol Penner
Administrative Coordinator
Office: CRN 323
905-688-5550 x5242

Graduate Program Director
Shauna Pomerantz, Associate Professor
Office: CRN 331
905-688-5550 x5371

Graduate Administrative Coordinator
Ashley Do Nascimento
Office: CRN 353
905-688-5550 x5148