Academic Success Advisors

Need some advice, some guidance, or just a bit of perspective on how to navigate the halls here at Cambrian?

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What Our Advisors Do

At Cambrian our team of Academic Success Advisors can help you:

  • Navigate the services offered through the College.
  • Identify individual goals for your education, career, and life.
  • Develop a plan to reach your goals.

Why an Advisor?

  • You have a concern about your academics, or are struggling personally.
  • You don’t understand, or are having trouble following the course material.
  • You feel you’re in conflict with a faculty member or program coordinator.
  • You’ve been placed on academic probation.
  • You’ve been exited from the program.
  • You’re overwhelmed with academics and not sure what to do.

What You Can Expect From Your Advisor

  • Be available to meet with you for advising needs, and help you find answers.
  • Provide support to you as needed and ease your transition to college life.
  • Be proactive in academic interventions and provide you with information before you request it, or are aware that you need it.
  • Help link you to other resources in the College that you might not be aware of.
  • Help link you to resources in the community as needed.
  • Be a link between your faculty, program coordinator, and program as needed.
  • Provide you with information about policies of the College or your program that could affect you academically.
  • Help clarify and set achievable educational goals.
  • Explore options when you’re struggling, and address academic difficulties or concerns about your studies.
  • Offer advice on course selection, changing programs, academic audits, and/or withdrawals.
  • Provide information on academic GPA or status, program questions, or transfer help.

What Your Advisor Expects From You

  • Be proactive about your education and make appointments before problems occur.
  • Provide proper notice to advisor if you need to cancel and/or reschedule a meeting.
  • Be active in your meetings by communicating your situation or needs in order to be successful.
  • Bring forward any issues that might be affecting your academic progress, and ask questions.
  • Follow through on any referrals, or advising recommendations.
  • Come prepared with questions and an open mind.
  • Come prepared to discuss your academic performance.

Our Team of Advisors

Contact your Academic Success Advisor

School of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality

Tricia Valentim, Academic Success Advisor
tricia.valentim@cambriancollege.ca
705-566-8101, ext. 6233
Room 3135

School of Justice, Community Services & General Studies

Krista Ceccolini, Academic Success Advisor
krista.ceccolini@cambriancollege.ca
705-566-8101, ext. 6219
Room 4051

School of Health Sciences and Emergency Services

Nikki Fera, Academic Success Advisor
nicole.fera@cambriancollege.ca
705-566-8101, ext. 6296
Room 3104

Schools of Skills Training and Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies

Jennifer Ayotte, Academic Success Advisor
jennifer.ayotte@cambriancollege.ca
705-566-8101, ext. 6306
Room 1713