Academic advising

Undergraduate advising

Our advisors are here 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. You are strongly encouraged to connect with your academic advisors on a regular basis. Students interested in learning more about majoring or minoring in Geography or Tourism are also encouraged to speak to our advisors.

Our Department has two academic advisors to assist you:

Samantha Morris
Academic Advisor & Communications Coordinator 
Office: MC C324
smorris3@brocku.ca

Virginia Wagg
Administrative Coordinator & Academic Advisor, Graduate & Undergraduate Programs 
Office: MC C322
vwagg@brocku.ca

Due to COVID restrictions, Samantha and Virginia are not currently available for in-person meetings. Please email them with your questions or concerns using the email addresses listed above.

Video/Phone appointments are now available!

Samantha is available for video/phone advising appointments via Microsoft Teams. These can be booked through your my.brocku.ca portal.

How to book and join your academic advising appointment:

  1. Log into the my.brocku.ca portal
    • Visit your Applicant and Student Self Serve page on your Brock portal and select “Appointment Bookings”
    • Select “Advising Services”
    • Select “Geography and Tourism Studies”
    • Follow the instructions to book your appointment
  2. Receive an invitation sent by your advisor from Microsoft Teams Calendar
  3. Accept the invitation
  4. Go to the Teams Calendar and click on your appointment
  5. Click “Join” to join the video/phone appointment
  • 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 my.brocku.ca 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.

Due to COVID restrictions, Samantha and Virginia are not currently available for in-person meetings. Please email them with your questions or concerns using the email addresses listed above or book a video/phone appointment with Samantha through your my.brocku.ca portal.

Looking for an academic advisor for another program?

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
dbutz@brocku.ca