Book an Advisor

Booking an Appointment

Please bring a printed copy of your current Advising Transcript (sorted by "Both") to every advising meeting.

*During enrollment periods, time-sensitive enrollment issues will take priority and drop-in advising availability will increase.  

Advising Instructions

The Communication Advising office is in K9650 in Burnaby and HC 3574 in Vancouver.  Our advising area in Surrey is located in the SIAT Administrative Office in Podium 2 level of the campus.

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

Advising Hours: Important Notice

As as of Tuesday, March 17th, a state of emergency has been issued for the province of British Columbia around the recent COVID-19 outbreaks across the globe.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. The School of Communication has decided to move to remote advising at this time in order to protect our students and staff. In-person advising is not available until further notice.

Email advising
Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Phone or video conferencing advising
By appointment, from 1-3pm daily.
Email your advisor to set up an appointment.
Please include your full name and student number in all advising requests.

Health and Counselling Services
Health and Counselling Services are still available; however, please call ahead to book an appointment or to access any of their services. 

Burnaby: 778-782-4615
Vancouver: 778-782-5200

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.

For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting the university community, please visit the FAQ page.

Who Should I See?

Students can see any CMNS advisor during drop-in hours

Zed Chia

Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter

Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Burnaby (K9650)

By appointment from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily

  • 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

Joti Muker

Undergraduate Advisor

Room: K9650 (next to BPK)


By appointment, email

  • 31 to 59 units
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 31 to 59 units completed
  • SFU students with 31-59 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

Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Surrey (SIAT Administrative offices – In room 2745)

By appointment from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily

  • 61 units to degree completion
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 61 units or more completed
  • Communication Honours Program
  • SFU students with 61 or more completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS