Welcome to Child and Youth Studies Advising!
Welcome to CHYS Academic Advising!
3rd Floor of Cairns Building (CRN)
We have two advisors to provide academic advising and assist you with your degree needs:
• Alison Lahn, Department Coordinator/Academic Advisor - Year 2, 3, 4 Advisor (CRN 321)
• Carol Penner, Administrative Coordinator - Year 1 Advisor (CRN 323)
As your CHYS adviser we are here to help guide you through your university career and ensure program plans are completed with all requirements following all academic regulations. CHYS majors should plan to see one of us at least once each year during the time that it takes to complete their degrees.
We offer assistance to:
• CHYS Three year Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• CHYS Four year BA with Major
• CHYS Four year BA (Honours)
• Combined programs with CHYS
• Undeclared/Undecided students considering a program change to CHYS.
• Students wishing to resume their studies in CHYS.
• CHYS Minor
How to contact us?
• Make an advising appointment through the portal at https://my.brocku.ca
• Come in during our CHYS drop in advising: Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm in CRN 321
• Email either Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Carol at
Drop-in advising is for those students who have a more general question. If you have questions that require a more detailed appointment, it is best to schedule either an in-person OR phone appointment through the CHYS advising system.
How do phone advising appointments work?
Those students who schedule a phone appointment with Alison, please phone the following number 905-688-5550 x 4299 and for Carol please call 905-688-5550 x 5242 on your scheduled day and time.
A friendly reminder to those students who have already made a CHYS advising appointment with either Carol or myself, please remember to bring a pen, paper and list of questions with you. It is easy to forget questions or concerns you have when you are in an appointment.
Also, students who are unable to make their scheduled appointments, please remember to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. We understand that life happens and situations come up. However, the more notice you can provide is helpful as there may be other students waiting to get in for an appointment. Your cooperation and understanding is very much appreciated.
Information for students: When e-mailing, please provide your full name, student number with questions. This helps me to respond quicker to your inquiries.
CHYS students wishing to continue on to year 2 and 3 of the CHYS program need to maintain a CHYS major average of 60 percent.
COMBINED MAJORS with CHYS: Students who are in a combined major program with CHYS and another discipline are encouraged to seek academic advice in both programs. There are courses and average requirements unique to both programs.
CHYS Minors: Students who are in other disciplines and wish to declare a minor in CHYS, will need to fill out a declare/change major form available through the Registrar's Office at www.brocku.ca/registrar/ .
Please also see the CHYS minor requirements available in the CHYS section of the Undergraduate Calendar at http://www.brocku.ca/webcal/2013/undergrad/chys.html
Alison Lahn, MEd
Department Coordinator/Academic Advisor
Child and Youth Studies
Cairns Complex 321
Need to cancel an appointment? Enter your student number below and you will be given the option to cancel.