Connect with an advisor


Answers to many common questions can be found on the Dalhousie website. Before contacting an advisor please review the programsadmissions and scholarship pages. 

If you are a prospective graduate student please contact grad.recruitment@dal.ca If you are looking for information related to professional programs please contact the program directly. 

Michelle Patrick

Michelle Patrick

Associate Director, Recruitment (Acting)
Supporting Indigenous students and African Canadian students
902.494.3968
michelle.patrick@dal.ca

Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best advice for new students: Call home (at least once). Your family misses you!
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Laura Belgiorgio

LauraBelgiorgio

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from Ontario
902.233.5187
laura.belgiorgio@dal.ca

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

Kim Bonin

Kim Bonin

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.2450
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

 

Curtis Clarke

CurtisClarke

Assistant Registrar, International Admissions
902.494.1987
curtis.clarke@dal.ca

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

Katherine Cross

KatherineCross

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Special Events
Supporting first generation students and students from The Bahamas, Bermuda and Jamaica
902.494.2587
katherine.cross@dal.ca

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

BethanyDraper

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from the United States
902.494.6291
bethany.draper@dal.ca

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

Kamryn Findlay

Student Recruitment Coordinator
Supporting prospective Agriculture students
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
902.893.6304
kamryn.findlay@dal.ca

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

Kristen Fraser

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from Nova Scotia
902.494.4512
kristen.fraser@dal.ca

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/hers

Terry Gallivan

Terry Gallivan

Associate Director, International Admissions
902.494.2291
terry.gallivan@dal.ca

Hometown: Sydney, NS
Best advice for new students: Take advantage of all Dalhousie and Halifax have to offer by extending your experience beyond the classroom.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Peggy Griffin

Peggy_Griffin

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.3748
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

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Student Enrolment
902.893.8212
elizabeth.johnson@dal.ca

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

Justin McKiel

Justin_McKiel

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment & Campus Tours
902.494.3753
justin.mckiel@dal.ca

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

Heather Nowlan

Heather Nowlan

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.3549
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

Katelyn Roy

Katelyn Roy

Student Recruitment Coordinator
Supporting students from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
902.478.6871
katelyn.roy@dal.ca

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

Tracey Roy

Tracey Roy

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.1062
tracey.roy@dal.ca

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

Nate_Shafik

Administrative Assistant, Recruitment and Admissions

International.admissions@dal.ca

Chris Vickers

ChrisVickers

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting international students
902.494.1454
chris.vickers@dal.ca

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

Kaitlyn Zajdlik

Kaitlyn Zajdlik

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting transfer students and students from Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
902.494.3758
kaitlyn.zajdlik@dal.ca

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

Alyson Murray

AlysonMurray

Associate Registrar, Director of Recruitment and Admissions (Acting) 

902.494.8350

alyson.murray@dal.ca

Hometown: Bridgewater, N.S.

Best advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you need help or aren’t sure about something, just ask. There are lots of people committed to helping you be happy and successful as you navigate your new university community.

Pronouns: she / her / hers

 

 

Recruitment & Admissions Advisors

Michelle Patrick

Michelle Patrick

Associate Director, Recruitment (Acting)
Supporting Indigenous students and African Canadian students
902.494.3968
michelle.patrick@dal.ca

Hometown: Halifax, NS
Best advice for new students: Call home (at least once). Your family misses you!
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Laura Belgiorgio

LauraBelgiorgio

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from Ontario
902.233.5187
laura.belgiorgio@dal.ca

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

Kim Bonin

Kim Bonin

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.2450
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

 

Curtis Clarke

CurtisClarke

Assistant Registrar, International Admissions
902.494.1987
curtis.clarke@dal.ca

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

Katherine Cross

KatherineCross

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Special Events
Supporting first generation students and students from The Bahamas, Bermuda and Jamaica
902.494.2587
katherine.cross@dal.ca

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

BethanyDraper

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from the United States
902.494.6291
bethany.draper@dal.ca

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

Kamryn Findlay

Student Recruitment Coordinator
Supporting prospective Agriculture students
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
902.893.6304
kamryn.findlay@dal.ca

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

Kristen Fraser

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting students from Nova Scotia
902.494.4512
kristen.fraser@dal.ca

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/hers

Terry Gallivan

Terry Gallivan

Associate Director, International Admissions
902.494.2291
terry.gallivan@dal.ca

Hometown: Sydney, NS
Best advice for new students: Take advantage of all Dalhousie and Halifax have to offer by extending your experience beyond the classroom.
Pronouns: he/him/his

Peggy Griffin

Peggy_Griffin

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.3748
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

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Student Enrolment
902.893.8212
elizabeth.johnson@dal.ca

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

Justin McKiel

Justin_McKiel

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment & Campus Tours
902.494.3753
justin.mckiel@dal.ca

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

Heather Nowlan

Heather Nowlan

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.3549
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

Katelyn Roy

Katelyn Roy

Student Recruitment Coordinator
Supporting students from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
902.478.6871
katelyn.roy@dal.ca

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

Tracey Roy

Tracey Roy

Assistant Registrar, Admissions
902.494.1062
tracey.roy@dal.ca

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

Nate_Shafik

Administrative Assistant, Recruitment and Admissions

International.admissions@dal.ca

Chris Vickers

ChrisVickers

Assistant Registrar, International Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting international students
902.494.1454
chris.vickers@dal.ca

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

Kaitlyn Zajdlik

Kaitlyn Zajdlik

Assistant Registrar, Recruitment and Admissions
Supporting transfer students and students from Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
902.494.3758
kaitlyn.zajdlik@dal.ca

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

Alyson Murray

AlysonMurray

Associate Registrar, Director of Recruitment and Admissions (Acting) 

902.494.8350

alyson.murray@dal.ca

Hometown: Bridgewater, N.S.

Best advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you need help or aren’t sure about something, just ask. There are lots of people committed to helping you be happy and successful as you navigate your new university community.

Pronouns: she / her / hers