Recruitment & Admissions advisors

Meet the team

Wondering about the admissions and enrollment process at Dalhousie? Our team can help you along every step of the way. Our advisors specialize in helping students from specific geographic areas. Check the list of advisors below to see who can best serve you. 

To make an appointment with an advisor, call 1-902-494-2450.

Recruitment Advisors

Laura Belgiorgio: Ontario students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions


Hometown:  Pickering, ON
Best advice for new students: Reach out! Whether you want to get involved on campus or you are looking for support, there are a lot of great resources available for students.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Katherine Cross: Bahamas, Bermuda & Jamaica students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Special Events

Katherine Cross, Recruitment Advisor


Hometown: Fredericton, NB
Best advice for new students: Sit in the first few rows of classes, connect with your professors and take advantage of opportunities in research and hands-on learning.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bethany Draper: US students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Bethany Draper, Recruitment Advisor


Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best advice for new students: Think about the whole university experience that you want to have. Academics and future plans are important but don't forget about extra-curricular activities and the city where you plan to study. These elements will all help shape your experience.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kristen Fraser: Nova Scotia students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Kristen Fraser, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Hubbards, NS
Best advice for students: Take a campus tour. You wouldn’t buy a house without walking through it first! Touring campus is the best way to find out if Dal could feel like home.
Pronouns: she/her/her

Justin McKiel: Campus tours

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment & Campus Tours

Justin McKiel, Recruitment Advisor


Hometown: Saint John, NB
Best advice for new students: Involve yourself in academics and extra-curriculars that are meaningful to you. Extend and challenge yourself by trying something new and unfamiliar. Most importantly, have fun!
Pronouns: he/him/his

Kamryn Findlay: Prospective agriculture students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment, Campus Visits & Special Events

Kamryn Findlay


Hometown: Springhill, NS
Best advice for new students: Try out for a sports team or join a club. Balance is key for academic success.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Katelyn Roy: NB, PE & NL students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Katelyn Roy

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus


Hometown: Truro, NS
Best advice for new students: Step outside of your comfort zone. Get involved in your university community, but remember to take care of yourself!
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Chris Vickers: International students

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions

Chris Vickers, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Atholville, NB
Best advice for new students: Explore our beautiful communities by being open to new adventures.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Kaitlyn Zajdlik: Quebec, Territories & Western Province students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Kaitlyn Zajdlik

Supporting students from Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Hometown: London, ON
Best advice for new students: As cliché as it sounds, follow your passions! If a program, place, or society catches your attention, see what you need to do to make it happen. Reach out and connect with all the people and resources who can help you along the way.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Admissions Advisors

Kim Bonin: Transfer credits

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Kim Bonin, Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Timberlea, NS
Best Advice for new students: Join one of our many clubs/societies. It’s a great way to meet new people who you have common interests with.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Curtis Clarke: International students

Assistant Registrar, International Admissions

Curtis Clarke, Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Greenwood, NS
Best advice for new students: Your time at Dalhousie will be filled with lots of classes, but be sure to save some time for clubs and exploration of your new home.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Peggy Griffin: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Peggy Griffin, Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Best advice for new students: Stay connected with your academic advisor, they are here to help and provide you with the best possible advice.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Elizabeth Johnson: Canadian students

Admissions, Transfer Credit and Degree Audit

Elizabeth Johnson


Hometown: Truro, NS (but grew up in Kensington, PEI)
Best advice for new students: Practice resilience – there are many routes towards any destination.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ann MacDonald: Canadian and international students

Associate Director, Admissions

Ann MacDonald: Associate Direction, Admissions

Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best advice for new students: Venture outside your comfort zone. Join clubs and societies and take advantage of all the support services we have to offer. Connect with fellow students and build a network of friendships that will support you during your time at Dalhousie.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Heather Nowlan: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Heather Nowlan, Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Antigonish, NS
Best advice for new students: Take advantage of all the resources available to make your university experience the best ever. Get involved on and off campus.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tracey Roy: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Tracey Roy, Admissions Advisor


Hometown: Halifax, NS
Advice for new students: Go beyond the classroom with your education. Try a club or society, get involved with a charity and explore what Halifax has to offer. Make connections, develop confidence and skills like critical thinking, decision making, empathy and resilience. 
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Nate Shafik: International students

Administrative Assistant, Recruitment and Admissions


Advice for new students: Always ask questions, question everything!
Pronouns: Xe/ Hir/ Hir

Graduate Student Advisors

If you are a prospective graduate student, please contact