CPS Undergraduate Academic Advisors

The role of Undergraduate Academic Advisors at Chemical and Physical Sciences is to offer students detailed information in the following areas:

  • Exploring the curriculum and choosing your program (Specialists,Major,Minor)
  • Assisting you in choosing your courses (pre-requisites/exclusions)
  • Guidance in successful progression to graduation
  • Clarification of academic policies and regulations

Contact information of Undergraduate Academic Advisors:


Virtual Advising available with Ms. Christina Fortes, CPS Academic Counsellor/Undergraduate Program Administrator on following days via Zoom: 

ASTRONOMY - Prof. John Lester 

  • Office: DV 4035

  • Email: john.lester@utoronto.ca

  • Please contact Prof. Lester via email if you wish to seek his advice. 


CHEMISTRY - Prof. David McMillen (process-oriented) 


CHEMISTRY - Prof. Scott Prosser (Student-facing) 


EARTH SCIENCE - Prof. Paul Ashwell

  • Office: DV 4038

  • Email: paul.ashwell@utoronto.ca

  • Virtual Office Hours: Please contact Prof. Ashwell to schedule an appointment for a virtual advising session. 


PHYSICS - Prof. Claudiu Gradinaru

  • Office: DV4051

  • Email: claudiu.gradinaru@utoronto.ca

  • Virtual Office Hours: Please email Prof. Gradinaru to schedule an appointment for a virtual advising session.