Currently in First Year

PASS - Peer Academic Support Service

The PASS team consists of upper year students who offer non-judgemental and confidential academic counselling on a drop-in basis in the Arts and Science Office.

We are located on the main floor of Dunning Hall, and we are open Monday to Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. No appointment is necessary, so feel free to drop in at your convenience and chat with a Peer Advisor. Questions may also be directed to

Meet Your Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors:

Academic Advising appointments are booked using a same day service on a first come first serve basis. You may book an advising appointment by visiting our office or by calling us at +1 (613) 533-2470

Student Resource Assistants:

Assistant Dean of Studies:

Associate Dean of Studies

What is...

Swap: a function for single term courses that allows you to exchange a course that you are currently enrolled in with one that is in your shopping cart – this helps with the possibility of losing your spot if you need to drop one before adding the other.

Drop: a function that allows you to drop most courses prior to academic deadline dates – you should be aware that dropping courses may affect your degree requirements, scholarships and/or loans. There is no financial penalty for dropping courses up until the first financial deadline date which is September 25th.

Edit: a function for single term courses, allowing you to change the lab/tutorial/seminar section associated with the course without changing the lecture section.

From Applied Music to Fundamental Physics to World Religions, we have over 75 courses open to first year students. It doesn't matter if you are an Arts student or a Science student - you have courses open to you from all subjects within the Faculty of Arts and Science. 

You should decide which science courses you want to take based on the suggested courses listed for the Plans that you think you may want to choose as your Specialization, Major or Minor Plans. Learn more about picking your first year science courses.