SIAT Advising

Academic Advising

Naomi Loo

New Student Advisor & Recruiter


Location: 2747 (In 2745)
Drop-in Hours for current SFU students: Monday to Friday: 1-3 

Prospective Students - Please email me to book an appointment 

*Tours will be held Thursday 3:30 - 4:30, Please email an advisor to book a tour. 

Kim Risso

Year 2+ Advisor


Phone: (778)782-9748
Location: 2745
Drop-in Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1-3
Booked Appointments: Please email me to schedule an appointment outside of the regular drop-in times.  

Advising Updates

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising operates on a first come, first served basis. Please come prepared for advising with a copy of your APR or Advising Transcript.

During peak times, the advisors may have to turn students away and defer graduation checks. Hours are subject to change without notice. We will do our best to tweet any changes and these appear on the website.

Booked Appointments

Book appointments by emailing or at least one day in advance, or come to drop-in advising. Email should include your name, student number, and date and time of meeting request.

Students must have a copy of their most recent APR or advising transcript on hand prior to meeting with an advisor.

Other Academic Advising

General Academic Advising

We'll help you plan your academic program and make sure you navigate your degree program as efficiently as possible. Available on all three campuses, we are here to help undeclared students with course planning, choosing a major, and advice on academic difficulty for all SFU students. Go to General Academic Advising.

Other Department Academic Advising

Each faculty, department, school, and program at SFU has an advisor who is the resident expert on how courses in that area work. If you're looking for information and advice about courses outside SIAT, please contact an academic advisor. Find the relevant advisor here.

Non-Academic Advising

Complement Your Coursework

Career Advising

Career Services offers one-on-one advising, group workshops and career fairs, as well as an extensive library of traditional and online resources. Go to Career Services.

Co-op: Relevant Work Experience

Co-op will provide you with the opportunity to obtain paid, practical work experience in an area related to your field of study. With support of Co-op Education staff you will work with small, medium and large organizations in BC, Canada, and around the world. By alternating work with your study terms, throughout your degree, you will gain invaluable knowledge from industry you can apply to your classroom studies making you a stronger student. Furthermore, by participating in Co-op you will gain an understanding of industry and be prepared to transition to employment when you graduate.

For more info, visit the Co-op website

Study Abroad Advising

SFU International offers one-on-one advising for students interested in studying abroad on an exchange or field school. Go to SFU Study Abroad.

Personal Advising

Financial Aid Advising

Get advice on various ways of financing your education, including scholarships and awards, student loans and bursaries, and the Work Study program. Go to Awards and Financial Aid.

Health and Counselling

Health and Counselling Services provides all SFU students with access to basic medical services, physiotherapy, personal counselling, and health promotion programming. Go to Health and Counselling.

International Student Advising

We offer one-on-one advising and group workshops for all international and exchange students on issues relating to study permits, visas, work permits, health insurance, academic and cultural transition. Go to SFU International Advising.

Peer Educators

You can learn note-taking, study skills, and other skills from peer educators. Go to Peer Programs.

Residence Community Advisors

Community Advisors are student staff members who are the primary resources for students living in residence. See Rez Life FAQ.