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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 22, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Meet Our Advisors


Crystal Shadwell

I have been a proud Laurier Golden Hawk for almost 10 years!  I completed my BA Kinesiology and Physical Education degree, with a Minor in English. Outside the classroom is where my love for Laurier grew, as I was a varsity athlete, worked as a Residence Life Don, and had many volunteer roles on campus. On graduation I worked as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. I returned to Laurier in 2011 working in Recruitment & Admissions, where I had the great opportunity to share what Laurier has to offer for our prospective students.

I am now here in the Faculty of Arts, as an Academic Advisor.  I love interacting with students, helping them from 1st year all the way through to graduation.  Whether it is a simple one-time conversation or a more in-depth issue, I am always here to help.  The majority of students I interact with are in the General BA without Designation, or any on academic probation. I can help interpret the rules of the Academic Calendar, guide you through a petition request, among many other requests.

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Julie Pong

As the Faculty of Arts' Academic Mentor, my role is to help first year students with academic related questions - about their major, changing majors, progression requirements, etc. I will be working in the residences, and my schedule can be found here.

I've been an academic advisor since 2007 helping students create an academic plan and ensuring degree and progression requirements are met.

I graduated from Laurier with a combined Honours degree in Communication Studies and English in 2002 and I'm currently completing my Master's degree in Communication Studies.  My research focuses on the role of the confession in Reality TV namely in Survivor and The Bachelor.