Academic advising

Undergraduate advising

Students are strongly encouraged to see their academic advisors on a regular basis to ensure that program plans are completed and that all academic requirements are met. Students who are interested in learning more about majoring or minoring in Geography or Tourism are also encouraged to speak to our advisors.

Our Department has two advisors to assist geography and tourism students:

Alyssa Beauchamp
Academic Advisor & Communications Coordinator 
Office: MC C324
905-688-5550 x3514

Virginia Wagg
Administrative Coordinator & Academic Advisor, Graduate & Undergraduate Programs 
Office: MC C322
905-688-5550 x3484

How to book your academic advising appointment online:

  1. Log in to your Brock Portal (
  2. Click on “Appointment Bookings” on the left side of your screen
  3. Click the drop down menu and select “Academic Advising”
  4. Beside “Departments”, select “Geography & Tourism Studies”
  5. Look for green spots on the calendar and select a date and time
  6. Fill out the required information and click “Go”


From September-December, drop-in advising is available in MC C-324 for quick academic advising consultations (10-15 minutes) on:

  • Tuesdays, between 1 – 3pm
  • Thursdays, between 1 – 3pm
  • Fill out one of our program planners to make sure you’re on track to graduate. Bring this to your appointment.
  • Make sure when you look for your program requirements that you know your regulation year (you can find this on your portal). It’s important to make sure you are following the correct year.
  • Write down your questions or comments and bring them with you to your appointment.
  • Make a scheduled academic advising appointment with Alyssa or Virginia through
  • Come in during our posted drop-in hours
  • Email 

Graduate advising

MA in Geography students can contact our Graduate Program Director for academic advising. Contact information is available below.

David Butz
Graduate Program Director & Professor
Office: MC C315
905-688-5550 x3205