Virtual booked advising appointments and in-person drop-in advising hours can be found on Advisor Link.

LiveChat Advising

Monday-Friday 1-2 p.m. PST

LiveChat is an online chat platform currently available on Advisor Link for SFU undergraduate and graduate students. You can ask 5-10 minute questions to one of the program advisors. All chats are confidential with a secure connection. 

The session length is subject to the volume of students seeking LiveChat support and the capacity of the Advisor. If your question is more complex and/or requires more time, you may be asked to book an appointment.

**The LiveChat queue is closed 10 minutes before the scheduled closing time.**

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.

Meet Our Advisors

Sheena Clarkson

Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

  • Future and incoming CMNS students
  • Recruitment inquiries
  • 0 to 30 units
  • New students (including transfer students)
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 30 units or less
  • SFU students who are planning to transfer into CMNS (Major, Joint Major, or Minor)

Alicia Akenhead

Room: K9651

  • 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

Room: K9653

  • 81 to 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