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Student Advisors

Durham College is committed to student success. Academic advising is a comprehensive service that is aimed to guide students through their college experience. Student Advisors’ help students navigate through their studies by customizing academic plans to suit their individual needs. We work with the different support services to enhance the quality of students' academic life.

These representatives help students to:

  • Identify education and career goals, and support the creation of academic plans to achieve those goals.
  • Make decisions regarding full-time/part-time studies.
  • Select courses and identify equivalent credits.
  • Change programs, transfer to another program or explore pathways to further education.
  • Develop academic success plans in the event of failed courses or a low grade point average (GPA).
  • Ensure progression and graduation requirements are met.
  • Access other college support services.

Each academic faculty has a student advisor to facilitate academic success and help you to reach your full academic potential.

FACULTY OF BUSINESS
Erin Smith
E: erin.smith@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Entreprnr and Small Bus Flex
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Bus
  • Entre & Sml Bus - McDonald's
  • Entre Small Bus UOIT Transfer
  • Bus Admin - Marketing
  • Business - Marketing UOIT Tran
  • Business - Marketing
  • Business - Marketing (May Intake)
  • Recreation and Leisure Service
  • Sport Business Management
  • Supply Chain Mgmt - Global
  • Sport Administration
  • Sport Management
  • Project Management - Flex
  • Project Management
  • Esport Business Management
Elizabeth Campbell
E: elizabeth.campbell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Cosmetic Techniques and Management
  • Esthetician - Spa Management
  • Human Resources Management - Flex
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Management (Sept intake)
  • International Business Management (May intake)
  • Office Administration - General
  • Office Administration - Executive (Fast-Track)
  • Office Administration - Executive
  • Office Administration - Health (Fast Track)
  • Office Administration - Health Services
Melissa Brown
E: melissa.brown@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Accounting - Business (ACCT)
  • Accounting - Business Administration (BACT)
  • Accounting - Business - Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (ACTU)
  • Business Fundamentals (BFND)
  • Finance - Business (FINC)
  • Finance - Business Administration (BFNC)
  • Finance – Business – Transfer to Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (FNTU)
  • Human Resources - Business (HRM)
  • Human Resources - Business Administration (BHRM)
  • Human Resources - Business - Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (HRTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations - Business (SCOP)
  • Supply Chain and Operations - Business - Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (SCTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management - Business Administration (BSOM)
FACULTY OF Health Sciences
Lisa West
E: nursing@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Practical Nursing (PNII)
  • Practical Nursing Flex Program (PNFL)
Melissa Bosomworth
E: melissa.bosomworth@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reception and Administration
  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic - Advanced Care
Kim Sharpe
E:  kim.sharpe@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Animal Care
  • Emergency Services Fundamentals
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas & Degrees
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates & Diplomas
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates & Diplomas (Hybrid)
Joycelyn Kelly
E: joycelyn.kelly@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant (graduate certificate)
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Massage Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
Haya Esaad
E: haya.esaad@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personal Support worker – Weekend Delivery
Lynn Tulloch
E: criticalcare@durhamcollege.ca and pswa@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Critical Care Nursing (CCH)
  • Personal Support Worker - Accelerated
FACULTY OF HOSPITALITY & HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Christa Andrews
E: hhsadvising@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Culinary Management (CMGT)
  • Culinary Skills (CSK)
  • Horticulture - Food & Farming (AAGR)
  • Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management (HROM)
  • Hospitality Skills (HSKL)
  • Horticulture Technician (HORT)
  • Event Planning (EVPN)
  • Tourism Destination Marketing (TDMK)
FACULTY OF Liberal STUDIES
Kelly McPhate
E: Kelly.McPhate@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • General Arts and Science - General Certificate (GASC)
  • General Arts and Science - Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer (GAST)
  • General Arts and Science - Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer - Forensic (GASF)
  • General Arts and Science - Science and Engineering Preparation Ontario Tech Transfer (GASZ)
  • General Arts and Science - Trent Transfer (GASA)
  • General Education Electives (GNED)  and Communications Courses (College Wide)
FACULTY OF MEDIA, ART & DESIGN
Sherri Taylor
E: sherri.taylor@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications (AVMC)
  • Advertising – Digital Media Management
  • Animation - Digital Production (ADP)
  • Broadcasting - Radio and Contemporary Media (BRCM)
  • Interactive Media Design (IMDE)
  • Interactive Media Design – Web Development (IMWD)
  • Journalism – Mass Media (JOMM)
  • Journalism & Creative Writing (JCW)
  • Music Business Administration/Management (MBAD/MBUS)
  • Public Relations (PUBL)
Kerry Doyle-Brownell
E: kerry.doyle-brownell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Fine Arts – Advanced (FINE)
  • Foundations In Art & Design (FAD)
  • Game Art (GART)
  • Graphic Design (GDES)
  • Media Fundamentals (MFUN)
  • Photography (PHGR)
  • Video Production (VIPR)
FACULTY OF Science, Engineering & Information Technology
Heather Dunlop
E: heather.dunlop@durhamcollege.ca

PROGRAMS:

  • Artificial Intelligence - Honours Bachelor
  • Computer Foundations
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming & Analysis CO-OP
  • Computer Programming and Analysis
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology - CO-OP
  • Computer Systems UOIT Transfer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet of Things
Stephanie Thomson
E: SEIT@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Biotechnology - Advanced
  • Biotechnology Advanced-Fast Track
  • Chem Lab Tech'y Food Science
  • Chemical Laboratory Technology
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Health & Safety Mgmt GC
  • Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Technology - CO-OP
  • Environmental Technology-Fast Track
  • Mechanical Eng Technician - NDE
  • Mechanical Eng Technician - NDE - Fast Track
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Water Quality Technician - CO-OP
Mary Sich
E: SEIT@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology-Fast Track
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician Co-Op
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology - CO-OP
  • Construction Management - Honour Bachelor
  • Data Analytics for Business Decisions
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechtronics)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology -CO-OP
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology-Fast Track
  • Health Care Technology Management
  • Health Care Technology Management - Path
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology-CO-OP
FACULTY OF SKILLED TRADES & APPRENTICESHIP
TBA
E: staadvising@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Tech (one-year certificate)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Techniques (one-year certificate)
  • Gas Technician 2   (one-year certificate)
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (one-year certificate)
  • Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices - Co-op
  • Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices (two-year diploma)
  • Mechanical Technician - Millwright ( two-year diploma)
  • Mechanical Technician - Millwright Co-op
  • Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing (one-year certificate)
  • Power Engineering Techniques - 4th class (one-year certificate)
  • Trades Fundamentals (one-year certificate)
Diana Cirone
E: staadvising@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Building Construction Technician (two-year diploma)
  • Building Construction Technician Co-op
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (two-year diploma)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician co-op
  • Motive Power Technician - Service and Management (two-year diploma)
  • Welding Engineering Technician co-op (two-year diploma)
  • Welding Engineering Technician (two-year diploma)
FACULTY OF Social & Community Services
Treina Kennington
E: Treina.Kennington@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Firefighter – Pre-Service Education and Training
  • Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician (co-op option)
  • Police Foundations
  • Protection, Security and Investigation
Stephanie Tufts-Ellis
E: stephanie.tufts-ellis@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH)
  • Autism and Behavioural Sciences (graduate certificate)
  • Behavioural Science – Honours Bachelor
  • Behavioural Science Technician
Lisa Schultz
E: Lisa.Schultz@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Child and Youth Care (CYCA)
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Social Service Worker
  • Victimology
  • Youth Justice and Interventions (graduate certificate)
Trevor Greenall
E: Trevor.Greenall@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (graduate certificate)
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation (graduate certificate)
  • Law Clerk Advanced (Co-op option)
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal (graduate certificate)
Andrea Murray
E: Andrea.Murray@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications (EMCC)
  • Court Support Services
  • Early Childhood Education
International Education Office
Sarah Edwards
Dandan Shi
Filippo (Phil) Savone
Contact us

Advising and support to international students with their study permit, visa, work permit, co-op work permit and other immigration matters; helps international students understand their health insurance coverage in Canada; provides housing resources and supports; and helps international students transition to life in Canada. Visit www.durhamcollege.ca/international.
PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME LEARNING
Kelly McPhate
E: kelly.mcphate@durhamcollege.ca
Provides academic advising and assistance for students enrolled in programs and courses through Durham College’s Professional and Part-time Learning.  For a full list of programs and courses please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/ppl.