Message from AgBio Student Services regarding COVID-19

AgBio Student Services is committed to doing our part to keep our students, faculty, staff, and campus community safe. In light of public health concerns related to COVID-19, AgBio Student Services is working remotely, but we are still available to help.

Our regular working hours are 8:30 am-12 pm, 1-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. You can reach us by email at Although in-person advising appointments have been suspended, you can continue to book phone appointments online. 

Your faculty advisors are also available, although there may be delays in their responses while they are transitioning to working off-campus. The best way to reach your faculty advisor is by email.

We ask for your patience as we are transitioning to working remotely and finding new ways to support you in these challenging times! 

Don’t forget to add the AgBio Undergraduate Resources channel to your favorites in PAWS! Many of the important resources that we would connect you to in an in-person appointment are posted online in this channel.

Whether you’re entering your first year, have transferred from another post-secondary institution, or are preparing to graduate, an academic advisor offers personalized and confidential guidance to help you succeed. In the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, academic advising is carried out by AgBio Student Services and AgBio faculty advisors.

AgBio Student Services

AgBio Student Services Undergraduate Advisors:
  • provide advice and guidance to students throughout their first year of study in the College of AgBio
  • help students strategically choose a major
  • advise on college regulations and university policies
  • ensure students satisfy promotion and graduation standards
  • assist students facing academic difficulty
  • advocate for appropriate resources for students
  • advise incoming and outgoing Study Abroad exchange students
  • provide advice and guidance to transfer students
  • provide culturally sensitive guidance and support to Aboriginal and international students

Amie Shirkie, Director, Academic and Student Affairs
Room 2D30, Agriculture Building 
(306) 966-4062

Kelly Delorme-Greyeyes, Academic Programs Assistant 
Room 2D29, Agriculture Building 
(306) 966-6826

Mary Stirling, Recruitment, Academic Advising Officer
Room 2D30, Agriculture Building
(306) 966-6646

All general inquiries can be directed to

Faculty and Department Advising

Why should I visit with a faculty advisor?

Once you have declared your major, you should contact the faculty advisor for your area of study.

AgBio faculty advisors:

  • provide advice and guidance to students who have chosen their major
  • provide guidance in course selection and ensure that students are meeting their program requirements
  • connect students to faculty experts and industry connections in their field of interest
  • serve as teachers and mentors and give advice on professional development and employment opportunities
Rob Roy, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 3C74, Agriculture Building 
Albert Vandenberg, Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 2C24.1, Agriculture Building

Murray Drew, Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 6D62, Agriculture Building

Natacha Hogan, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 6D66, Agriculture Building 

Mika Asai-Coakwel, Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 6D26, Agriculture Building

Colin Peterson, Departmental Assistant 
Room 6D16, Agriculture Building

Derek Peak, Professor and Academic Advisor  
Room 5D04, Agriculture Building

Xiao Qiu, Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 4E14, Agriculture Building

Supratim Ghosh, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 3E30, Agriculture Building
Melissa Arcand, Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 5E78, Agriculture Building

Agronomy (Degree and Diploma)

Krista Wilde, Lecturer and Academic Advisor
Room 2C08, Agriculture Building

Applied Plant Ecology

Eric Lamb, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 4D68, Agriculture Building

Horticulture Science

Kate Congreves, Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 2C18, Agriculture Building

Crop Science

Sean Prager, Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 3C80, Agriculture Building
Resource Science
Tom Yates, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 5C16, Agriculture Building

Resource Economics and Policy
Rob Roy, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor
Room 3C74, Agriculture Building 
Katherine Stewart, Assistant Professor
Room 5E74, Agriculture Building

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Virtual Coffee Row

Get connected with your AgBio advisors and classmates! Join us for virtual Coffee Row!

We'll be sharing academic advice and resources and featuring special guests. This is your opportunity to ask questions, let us know how you're doing, and connect with each other and AgBio Student Services. Bring your coffee and stop by for a chat! 

Every Friday at 11 am - noon (Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan Time). Hosted via WebEx.

Check your PAWS email/annoucements for the WebEx link and password. If you have any questions contact