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:

Academic Advising on Course & Program Enrolment

Students with questions regarding course/program enrolment and/or with other general academic advising needs, please email Ms. Christina Fortes, CPS Academic Counsellor/Undergraduate Program Administrator. 

If you prefer to talk to her, please email Ms. Fortes and she'll be happy to schedule a virtual advising session via Zoom. 

Ms. Christina Fortes - christina.fortes@utoronto.ca 

Pre-requisite Related Enquiries

Students who have course pre-requisite related questions (e.g., missing pre-reqs, removed from a course due to missing pre-reqs, students with transfer credits, etc.), please email the CPS Undergraduate Administrative Assistant.

CPS Undergrad Admin Assistant  - cpsug.utm@utoronto.ca


For all other discipline-specific enquiries, please contact Undergraduate Faculty Advisors below!

ASTRONOMY - Prof. John Lester 

  • Office: DV 4035

  • Email: john.lester@utoronto.ca

  • Office Phone Number: 905-828-3818  

  • Please contact Prof. Lester via email if you wish to seek his advice. He is also available by phone Monday to Friday between 8am – 6pm, except between 11am-12pm and 2-3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (when he teaches).

CHEMISTRY - Prof. David McMillen

  • Office: DV 4056

  • Email: david.mcmillen@utoronto.ca

  • Virtual Office Hours: Please contact Prof. McMillen via email if you wish to seek his advice. Please indicate in your email if you wish to meet virtually. Once appointment is confirmed, Prof. McMillen will be in touch with a Zoom meeting link. 

EARTH SCIENCE - Prof. Paul Ashwell

  • Office: DV 4038

  • Email: paul.ashwell@utoronto.ca

  • Virtual Office Hours: Please contact Prof. Ashwell via email if you wish to seek his advice. Please indicate in your email if you wish to meet virtually. Once appointment is confirmed, Prof. Ashwell will be in touch with a Zoom meeting link. 

PHYSICS - Prof. Claudiu Gradinaru

  • Office: DV4051

  • Email: claudiu.gradinaru@utoronto.ca

  • Virtual Office Hours: Please contact Prof. Gradinaru via email if you wish to seek his advice. Please indicate in your email if you wish to meet virtually. Once appointment is confirmed, Prof. Gradinaru will be in touch with a Zoom meeting link.