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Reach out to us with any questions you have about scholarships, bursaries, student loans, money management, or for further advising assistance.
To request an appointment, please select an advisor through the the below links.
Awards and Financial Aid Team
Yingyi Chen: Assistant Registrar, International Student Awards and Financial Aid: Supporting international students with entrance awards, bursaries, student loans, budgeting, and financial emergencies.
Assistant Registrar, International Student Awards and Financial Aid
Primary Responsibilities: U.S. Student Loans, International Student Awards and Bursaries, Temporary Loans, Budgeting, Financial Emergencies
Supplemental Support: General Entrance Awards, Renewable Awards/Bursaries, Student Loan Programs
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Advice for students: Know yourself, accept yourself, and be yourself in the learning process. Understand your strengths and weaknesses and make informed decisions to achieve meaningful academic and personal goals. Embrace your uniqueness and live in alignment with your true self without the need for external validation.
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John-Mark Dawson (JM): Assistant Registrar, Awards: Supporting with entrance awards, in-course scholarships, and convocation awards.
Assistant Registrar, Awards
Primary Responsibilities: General Entrance Awards, Renewable Awards/Bursaries, Faculty of Agriculture and Halifax In-Course Awards, Awards Appeals, Financial Emergencies
Supplemental Support: General inquiries about Canada Student Loans, Bursaries, Temporary Loans
Hometown: Kanata, ON
Advice for students: Try and take it one day, one project, one paper at a time. Be patient with yourself. Focus on what’s in front of you for now and you’ll get to the end goal, one step at a time.
Joel Kobylka-Pang: Associate Director, Student Awards and Financial Aid
Associate Director, Student Awards and Financial Aid
Hometown: Chatham, Ontario
Advice for students: Get involved! During your time at Dal, don't be afraid to try new things and seek out opportunities that you haven't experienced before. University is much more than just academics and I am confident these experiences will lead to new friendships and a richer experience during your program.
Justin McKiel: Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid: Supporting with bursaries, student loans, budgeting, and financial emergencies.
Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid
Primary Responsibilities: Canada Student Loans, In-Course Bursary Program, Temporary Loans, Budgeting, Financial Emergencies
Supplemental Support: General inquiries about U.S. Student Loans, General Entrance Awards, Renewable Awards/Bursaries
Hometown: Saint John, New Brunswick
Advice for students: There is always a path forward, and many of our small decisions will add up over time. Be kind to yourself along the way, find community, and get involved.
Annamay Simpson: Administrative Assistant, Awards
Administrative Assistant, Awards
Primary Responsibilities: Temporary loan applications, General Entrance Awards (GEA) submissions, Bursary submissions, and US Loan applications
Supplemental Support: General inquiries on scholarships and funding opportunities, renewable awards, and in-course scholarships.
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia & Nottingham, England
Advice for students: It’s completely normal not to know all the answers on your first day, week, month, semester, or even after your first year at a new university – especially if you are unfamiliar with the Canadian post secondary education system! Knowing who can help you and where to reach out to will be an integral part of your Dalhousie student journey.