Meet our team
UCalgary has recruitment advisors specific to each province, country, or region of the world. Below are their short bios so you can get to know them more.
Student Recruitment Advisors
Shannon is the Recruitment Advisor for the Calgary area and supports all Calgary high school applicants. Born and raised in Calgary; she is a proud University of Calgary Alumni; where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and completed her Career & Academic Advising Certificate. Shannon is a certified Career Development Professional (CCDP); who was a Career Practitioner with the Calgary Board of Education for many years. Her advice for future students: there is no wrong step just a first step; be confident.
To view Shannon’s most recent webinar on important information for prospective applicants to UCalgary, click here.
Students from Calgary and Alberta (outside of Calgary) can connect with Shannon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie is the Community Liaison Advisor for new immigrant families for the Calgary area and supports new Canadians with the quest for learning. Jackie has extensive experience supporting prospective students having held past roles as a Career Practitioner with the Calgary Board of Education. Jackie is familiar with the many programs that University of Calgary offers, her motto is that it is all about the students.
Students can connect with Jackie at email@example.com
Moira is a Student Recruitment Advisor for Alberta. She is a current student at the University of Calgary in the department of Sociology. Moira has worked as a Student Assistant in Admissions and Recruitment for the last two years and enjoys helping students find the best post-secondary path for them. Her best piece of advice for future students is to understand that this is your journey and it may not look the same as you thought or as others. Your plans will change during university, be adaptable!
Students from Alberta can connect with Moira at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria is the Alberta Student recruitment Advisor, she was born in Venezuela and moved to Calgary in 2007. Maria is going to start her fourth year in accounting at the University of Calgary next fall, 2021. When she isn't studying or working, Maria loves to read, travel, camp, hike, and much more! Maria's advice is to get involved around campus whether it be in clubs, volunteering, sports, etc., and start making connections with peers and teachers as they can help make your university career much more meaningful! The University of Calgary has so many events for their students, so take advantage and attend all that interest you and your career!
Students from Alberta can connect with Maria at email@example.com
Kelsey is the Indigenous Recruitment Advisor for Indigenous students across Canada. Kelsey is a graduate from the University of Victoria’s Social Work program and has spent the last few years working with Indigenous people living with disabilities. Her best piece of advice for students is to be curious, open to change, and to always make time for your favourite self-care activities.
Indigenous students can connect with Kelsey at 403.210.7211 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
recent graduate from the Haskayne School of Business, majoring in International Business at the University of Calgary. Her advice for new students would be to always try new things, make an effort to connect with people and build strong relationships.
Students from BC, Manitoba, and Quebec can connect with Gillian by e-mailing:
Alexis is the Recruitment Advisor for Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the East Coast. Alexis’ biggest piece of advice to new students is to step out of your comfort zone. University is for challenging yourself and learning how to say “yes!” to unique opportunities around campus.
To view Alexis’ most recent webinar on important information for prospective applicants to UCalgary, click here.
Students from Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the East Coast can connect with Alexis by e-mailing:
Alison is the Recruitment Advisor who supports all applicants high school applicants in Africa and Europe. She is a proud University of Calgary Alumni, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. Alison’s one piece of advice for future students is to go cheer on your Calgary Dinos! No matter the sport, supporting your fellow Dinos is a great way to meet new people and grow your school pride; plus it’s free for UCalgary students to attend. To connect with Alison:
Ashley is the Recruitment Advisor for India (including Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh), the Middle East (including Pakistan and Egypt). Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. Ashley’s biggest piece of advice to new students is to consider living in first-year residence. Living on campus is more than a short commute to classes — it is a springboard to making lifelong connections. To connect with Ashley:
Mayda is the Student Recruitment Advisor the United States and Latin America. She is originally born in Venezuela and she is a proud alumna of UCalgary graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Latin American Studies. Mayda's advice is to take advantage of free services and programming International Student Services offers. In addition, make sure to get involved around campus so you start building connections early in your degree. To connect with Mayda:
Mikayla is the Recruitment Advisor for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. She originally graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology, but she then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. Mikayla loves hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains and enjoying her city with friends and family. Mikayla’s best piece of advice for students is to find the balance between studying hard and having fun. University is a time for learning, but it is also a time for building connections and creating memories; your work will be better if you allow yourself to have a break occasionally! To connect with Mikayla:
Steven is the Assistant Registrar, Student Recruitment and Applicant Relations for the University of Calgary.
He is an alumnus of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Looking back on his university experience, Steven wishes that he were more aware of the exchange and cooperative education opportunities that were available to him.
You can connect with Steven at 403.220.8543 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Alison is the Coordinator of Future Student Events and supports the Alberta recruitment team. Born and raised in Ontario, Alison completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University and went on to complete her Master of Arts at the University of Toronto. Alison’s best piece of advice for students is to not be afraid to ask questions. There is a variety of resources across campus and lots of faculty, staff, and other students who are willing support you throughout your time in post-secondary.
For students who are interested in participating in an upcoming Campus Event, please click here.
You can connect with Alison at 403.220.8351 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karlee is a Student Recruitment Assistant and the coordinator for the Campus Tours. Karlee’s advice to future students is to be confident. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
For students who are interested in participating in an upcoming campus tour please click here.
Max is the Recruitment Advisor for everything digital. Max is a proud alumna of the University of Calgary graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies. Max’s main piece of advice to any future students would be to work while you study. Working is a great way to save money, meet interesting people and make valuable connections that will help you launch into your life after post-secondary. To connect with Max:
Natalia is a Student Recruitment Assistant. Raised and born in Venezuela, with Hungarian background, she decided to move to Canada in 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a Major in Public Relations and Advertising. Her passion in communication has encouraged her to explore in different sectors such as non-profit organizations, oil and gas industries, retail and education but always seeking one goal: help others. Natalia’s advice to future students is “always push yourself to make an extra effort in every task you undertake, because small things can make big differences”.
Students can connect with Natalia by e-mailing email@example.com