Recruitment & Admissions advisors


Meet the team

Wondering about the admissions and enrollment process for undergraduate programs at Dalhousie? There are a number of ways you can reach us! Start by selecting an advisor who supports students in your area, then email, phone or book a virtual appointment for advising with them. 

Please note: if you are a prospective graduate student, please contact graduate.studies@dal.ca.

Undergraduate Recruitment Advisors

Please choose only one of the advisors below to help with your query:

 

Katherine Cross: Bermuda and The Caribbean

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Special Events

Katherine Cross, Recruitment Advisor

902.237.5170
katherine.cross@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Katherine!

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 Saunders: US, AB, SE Asia and Transfer Students

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Bethany Draper, Recruitment Advisor

902.717.1731
bethany.saunders@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Bethany! 

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

Kamryn Findlay: PE, SK, MB, NL, Agricultural Students and Oceania

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment, Campus Visits & Special Events

Kamryn Findlay

Supporting students from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 

902.890.7299
kamryn.findlay@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Kamryn! 

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

Lucas Mancini: NS, Europe, Mexico and Central America

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Lucas Mancini

902.399.8009
lucas.mancini@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Lucas! 

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Best advice for new students: Really throw yourself into the university experience and all it has to offer. Join clubs, go to events, volunteer. If your schedule allows it, then do it! Also if you have the opportunity to study abroad be sure to take it.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Alyson Murray

Associate Director, Recruitment

AlysonMurray

902.229.0135
alyson.murray@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Alyson!

Hometown: Bridgewater, NS
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jaxon Spencer: ON

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Jaxon Spencer

jaxon@dal.ca

Have a question for Jaxon? 
Join his drop-in Office Hours, Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM EST!
Saturday Advising Appointments available upon request.

Hometown: Margaretsville, NS
Best advice for new students: Follow your passions and become familiar with your academic advisor!
Pronouns: he/him/his

Chris Vickers: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia and MENA

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions

Chris Vickers, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor

902.483.5270
chris.vickers@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Chris! 

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

Randy Kelly: NB, Agricultural Students, S. America

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

902.478.8196
randy.kelly@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Randy!

Hometown: Chipman, NB
Best advice for new students: Make the most of your university experience. Get involved in campus activities and meet lots of new people. Don't forget to take advantage of our student supports, work hard, and have some fun.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Fenggang (Elvis) Zhou: BC, East Asia

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Chris Vickers, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor

elvis.zhou@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Elvis!

Hometown: Xi’an, China
Best advice for new students: Don’t follow where the path may lead, go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail! Try your best to jump out of your comfort zone and seek discomfort, that’s where the flowers will bloom.
Pronouns: he/him/his


Undergraduate Admissions Advisors


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

Please choose only one of the advisors below to help with your query: 

Kim Bonin: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Kim Bonin, Admissions Advisor

902.706.7322
kim.bonin@dal.ca

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

Kristen Fraser: International students

Assistant Registrar, International Admissions

Kristen Fraser, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor

kristen.fraser@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Kristen! 

Hometown: Hubbards, NS
Best advice for students: When you arrive at Dalhousie, take the time to connect with your advisors! There are a lot of great support services on campus to help you navigate your time at Dalhousie and beyond.
Pronouns: she/her/her

Peggy Griffin: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Peggy Griffin, Admissions Advisor

902.706.7340
peggy.griffin@dal.ca

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

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

Scott MacDonald: International students

Assistant Registrar, International Admissions

Scott MacDonald

scottmacdonald@dal.ca

Book a virtual appointment with Scott! 

Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best advice for new students: I encourage you to take advantage of the services and supports offered by Dalhousie to develop personally, academically and professionally. You can really make your university experience what you want it to be!
Pronouns: he/him/his

Samantha Kurlanski: Administrative Assistant, Admissions

Administrative Secretary, Admissions

international.admissions@dal.ca

Hometown: Cumberland, Maine, USA
Best advice for new students: Go to your classes and reach out for help when you need it. Your professors, advisors, and staff all want you to succeed, so don't hesitate to ask for support.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Heather Nowlan: Canadian students

Assistant Registrar, Admissions

Heather Nowlan, Admissions Advisor

902.707.0463

heather.nowlan@dal.ca

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

902.706.7335
tracey.roy@dal.ca

Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best 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


Graduate Student Advisors

Contact graduate.studies@dal.ca for questions regarding graduate program admissions, graduate scholarships and bursaries.