Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.3 General Information

The Mission Statement of the University expresses the commitment to offer students “the best education available”. An essential component of this is the advising process. The active participation of students in the advising process is essential in order for them to access the full range of academic opportunities during their studies. They must be proactive in seeking meetings with advisers, professors, counsellors, and such to ensure that they receive the advice they need to meet their academic goals. It is their responsibility to inform themselves about the rules and regulations of the University faculty, and their program. With the students' cooperation, all advisers and counsellors will work together to help students throughout their program.
Students are responsible for the correctness and completeness of their records. While faculty advisers and staff are always available to give advice and guidance, it is the student’s ultimate responsibility for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with and completion of program and degree requirements and for observance of regulations and deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to seek guidance if in any doubt; misunderstanding or misapprehension will not be accepted as cause for dispensation from any regulation, deadline, program or degree requirement.
Your adviser
is the person in the School with whom you can discuss any matter and to whom you may go for advice;
will offer help managing academic situations during periods of personal, financial, or medical problems, by working with students to identify various possibilities and strategies for making informed decisions;
will communicate with other advisers within the University and, with a student's permission, serve as a direct link to other University resources.
Related Services
The First-Year Office (FYO)
(Brown Student Services Building;; ) can help new students navigate their way through the Health Sciences Calendar and Undergraduate Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication (, as well as the information contained on the website for newly admitted undergraduate students: They will help students prepare for the course registration period when the Minerva registration system opens for newly admitted students. To maximize this help, it is strongly recommended that students first consult the sections specific to their faculty at the website for newly admitted undergraduate students. The FYO staff are always available to provide advice and referrals to the many support mechanisms at McGill.
Student Services Counselling Service
(Brown Student Services Building;; ) has professional counsellors who are available to discuss personal, academic and career goals or problems. They can provide individual or group study skills sessions or guide students through financial, or other, crises by means of interventions or referrals.
Career Planning Service (CaPS)
(Brown Student Services Building;; ) provides career education, guidance, and individual advising to students in their search for permanent, part-time, or summer jobs and internships.

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