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

Announcement: In-person appointments are currently suspended until January 17, 2022. We are still offering virtual and phone appointments during the month of December and the first two weeks of January.

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


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

Christine Di Rosa: ON

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment


Book a virtual appointment with Christine!

Hometown: Pickering, ON
Best advice for new students: Get involved in extra-curriculars if you can, it’s a great way be a part of your community and meet new people!
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. 


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

Kristen Fraser: Transfer students, Mexico and Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Kristen Fraser, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor

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

Guyleigh Johnson: NS, NB

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions

Email to book an appointment!

Hometown: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Best advice for new students: Connect early - build a community of supports and peers you can learn from and grow with. Be present in the experience, attend events and ask for help when you need it. Seeking guidance is a form of strength. 
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Randy Kelly: AB, NB, Agricultural Students, S. America

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions


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

Lucas Mancini: NS, Europe

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Lucas Mancini


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: US, SE Asia

Associate Director, Recruitment



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

Irem Otluoglu: QC, YT, NT, NU

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Campus Visit


Book a virtual appointment with Irem!

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Best advice: Take advantage of all the resources that are available to you at Dalhousie. I highly recommend connecting with your advisors, volunteer in the community, join clubs and sports!
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jaxon Spencer: ON

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Jaxon Spencer

To book an appointment with Jaxon email!
Available on evenings and weekends

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

Chris Vickers: South Asia, Central Asia and MENA

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions

Chris Vickers, Recruitment and Admissions Advisor


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

Fenggang (Elvis) Zhou: BC, East Asia

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment

Fenggang (Elvis) Zhou, Recruitment

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


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

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

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

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

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


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
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 for questions regarding graduate program admissions, graduate scholarships and bursaries.