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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Academic Advisors

The FBIT Academic Advising team is your main contact in the faculty, and we are here to help you through every step of your university journey. We are excited about the opportunities for accessible connection created by our virtual environment and want to engage with you through our virtual platforms.

Our Academic Advisors support students across all programs in the Faculty of Business and IT. 


First-year students (0-23 credit hours) email us at

Upper year students (24- 120 credit hours) contact us at

For your convenience, we have a centralized contact email for our students.

In order to provide you with the best service that we can, please ensure you include in the subject line of your email:

  • Student Number
  • Program
  • Major 
  • Year Level

To schedule an appointment, click on the appropriate Google Meet link below and choose an available time slot within your Advisors Calendar.

Virtual drop-in hours

For general questions, you can 'drop in' to see us virtually through Google Meet! 

Drop-in hours
Desiree Saunders

All first-year FBIT students

Monday to Thursday from 11 AM - 12 PM (noon)


Cyndi Hillis

2-4 year

Last name a-i


Tuesday and Thursday from 11 AM - 12 PM (noon)


Brianna McKay

2-4 year

Last name j-r

Emily McKnight

2-4 year

Last name s-z

Drop-in Now


Desiree Saunders

Senior Academic Advisor

First-year Advisor (0-23 credit hours)

All programs

Book an appointment with Desiree - Desiree Saunders

Cyndi Hillis

Senior Academic Advisor

Upper-year (2-4) Advisor, Last names a-i

All programs

Book an appointment with Cyndi - Cyndi Hillis

Brianna McKay

Senior Academic Advisor

Upper-year (2-4) Advisor, Last names j-r

All programs

Book an appointment with Brianna - Brianna McKay

Emily Williams-Bell

Senior Academic Advisor

Upper-year (2-4) Advisor, Last names s-z

All programs

Book an appointment with Emily - Emily Williams-Bell

Amy Anderson

Manager, Academic Advising

Email - Amy Anderson

Stephanie Costanza

Program Assistant

Email - Stephanie Costanza

Academic advising for graduate students:

Current graduate students are advised to contact for assistance

For more information on our university's Graduate Studies programs, admission requirements, application processes and important dates, visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Our team can help you with:

  • Addressing academic difficulties.
  • Addressing questions and concerns related to academic and personal life on campus.
  • Assessing and discussing academic progress and standing.
  • Assisting in the selection of appropriate classes (especially if you miss or fail a course).
  • Connecting you with campus services for additional assistance.
  • Establishing realistic educational goals and future planning.
  • Interpreting academic policies and procedures.
  • Providing guidance for successful progression towards graduation.
  • Understanding your GPA.
  • Withdrawing from, adding or dropping courses.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns related to student life, whether academic or personal. Stop by during our drop-in hours or contact us to book an appointment. We are here to help you!

Support services:

The university has many support services in place for students, including:

  • Academic Success Centre
  • Campus Health Centre
  • Career Services
  • Services for students with disabilities

Please check the Current students section of the website for more information.