Book an Advisor

Book an advising appointment with one of our Communication advisors.

Important Summer 2022 course update:

The 9 CMNS unit prerequisite listed on the SFU Calendar for CMNS 200 division courses will be implemented for the upcoming Summer 2022 term.

For students who have completed CMNS 110 and CMNS 130, if you would also like to enroll into a CMNS 200 division course, please reach out to Zed ( with your student number and which CMNS 200 division course to have the above prerequisite waived. It is recommended to enroll into CMNS 120W (if applicable) as well, which will be offered this Summer 2022 term.

Please note that all students declared into the CMNS Major program from Spring 2022 onwards will have to follow the new calendar requirements.

CMNS 201W and CMNS 202 will continue to require the previously listed prerequisite of minimum 24 units completed prior to enrolling.

Booking an Appointment

The School of Communication has decided to continue remote advising until further notice. In-person advising is available upon request.

Please note: in-person advising appointments will require extra-time to schedule and could result in a delayed advising appointment.

Email advising
Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Do not email multiple advisors with the same message as this will delay the response time to other students.

Phone or video conferencing advising
Students will be able to book advising appointment via the online Advisor Link.

Additional resources:

  • Support and FAQs for students regarding COVID-19.
  • SFU students (Grad & UGrad) can access free, immediate support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP (Student Support Program).
  • Option to phone and pre-book appointments - request video, phone or in-person appointments, as well as language options. 
  • Download the My SSP app to access articles and strategies to stay healthy and connected.
  • Call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply) to access My SSP by phone.

Printing Your Advising Transcript

Please bring a copy of your advising transcript with you.

  1. Visit
  2. In your main dashboard, click on the dropbox other academics
  3. Select Transcript: Advising
  4. *Sort By: Both
  5. Go

Zed Chia

Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter

T: 778-782-2098
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment through Advisor Link.

  • Future Students
  • 0-30 Units
  • New students (including transfer students)
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 30 units or less completed
  • SFU students who are intending to transfer into CMNS
  • SFU students with 0-30 units who are intending to transfer into CMNS

Alicia Akenhead

Undergraduate Advisor

Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment, email

  • 31 to 80 units
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 31 to 80 units completed
  • SFU students with 31- 80 units who are intending to transfer into CMNS
  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Second Degree students
  • Dialogue Minor Program 
  • Communication Minor and Extended Minor Program
  • Exchange Unit Evaluations
  • Exchange Advisor Sheet

Sami Lee

Undergraduate Advisor

T: 778-782-2099
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment through Advisor Link.

  • 81-120 units to degree completion
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 81  units or more completed
  • Communication Honours Program
  • SFU students with 81 or more completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS