Academic Advising

If you're a student in the International Development Studies Major, Minor or Area of Concentration (BAG), and have questions about your program requirements, contact the Academic Advisor for the program:

Lisa Blenkinsop, IDS Academic & Co-op Advisor

Lisa can assist you with questions about your IDS Major/Minor/Area of Concentration, Area of Emphasis, declaring an Area of Emphasis, IDS program information, and signing into IDEV courses. Email Lisa at with your questions.

Winter 2024 Course Selection Information for IDS Students

Important Winter 2024 Course Selection Information for students in the IDS program can be found here.

Advising Appointments

If you have questions about your IDS program and requirements, please email Lisa at Many questions can be answered over email but virtual and in-person appointments are available. 

IDS Academic Calendar

Looking for your IDS program requirements? You'll be able to find Academic Calendar listed by year  here. Typically students follow the Academic Year from the year they started at the University of Guelph. You can also check the information on your Student Planning Account for detailed program requirement information and your academic calendar year information.

Bachelor of Arts Program Counselling

Contact your program counsellor for assistance with overall BA degree program requirements, as well as academic consideration and probation.

BA Counselling Office
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 130
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 52140

Additional academic support services