General Inquries

Contact:

Email: international@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 5982
Location: Seton Annex, Room 101

Responsibilities:

  • General information about the IEC including:
    • events
    • our exchange program, and
    • our social media and website
  • Locate or connect with our staff members
  • Identify and locate the support you need
  • Make an appointment with an advisor or instructor

Kay Balite - International Student Advisor

Contact:

Email: kay.balite@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 6488
Location: Seton Annex, Room 101A

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Immigration questions such as:
    • Study Permit applications and extensions
    • Temporary Resident Visa applications and extensions
    • Co-op Work Permits
    • Post-Graduation Work Permit applications
  • New International Student Orientation (NISO)
  • Living in Halifax
  • Student life challenges
  • Working in Canada
  • Transitioning to academic life in Canada
  • International student taxes

For Faculty and Staff:

  • Ideas for new programming to support international students
  • Immigration updates and consultations

Mahx Mason - International Partnerships Coordinator

Contact:

Email: mahx.mason4@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 6199
Location: Seton Annex, Room 101C

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Preparing for your advising appointments
  • All incoming exchange program administration including application and course registration
  • All outgoing exchange program administration including application and documentation.
  • First language support for Mandarin speakers

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Initiating a new international partnership, including an exchange program
  • Any website issues
  • Chinese partnerships and relations
  • Support with Chinese cultural awareness training
  • Translations, Mandarin-English and vice versa
  • Hosting delegations from China or any partner institution
  • Preparing for your visit to China or any partner institution

For Anyone:

  • Material to promote existing partnerships
  • Hosting a delegation at the Mount

Rayan Naji Sheikhoni - International Student Engagement Assistant

Contact:

Email: isl@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 5532
Location: Seton Annex, Room 101D

Responsibilities:

  • Student social programming including Multicultural Night
  • International Student Volunteer Program
  • Volunteering for New International Student Orientation (NISO)

Amy Braye - Manager, International Education Centre

Contact:

Email: amy.braye@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 6130
Location: Seton Annex, Room 101B

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Opportunities for Mount students to go abroad
  • Predeparture support
  • International emergency response
  • Participation in WUSC Local Committee and Student Refugee Program

For Faculty and Staff:

  • IEC staff, services, and strategic planning
  • International partnerships
  • Expense claims related to international partnerships
  • Student emergencies and management of critical cases
  • Student advising support
  • Problem solving via the IEC
  • New ideas for IEC involvement
  • Intercultural events or initiatives
  • Participation in WUSC Local Committee and the Student Refugee Program

For Anyone:

  • New projects or program opportunities
  • Collaborating with the Mount or the IEC on any initiatives relating to International Students or Mount students going abroad
  • Media contact

Nicolle Bowes Cashen - Manager, EAP Programs & CELPIP Administrator

Contact:

Email: nicolle.bowes@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 5405
Location: Seton Annex, Room 106

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Language requirements & assessments
  • English for Academic Purposes classes
  • Summer language programs
  • Registration in concurrent academic class (at the same time as) UBP or GPP
  • Registering in program classes after successful completion of language program
  • Creating a language support plan if you are having trouble in your classes

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Planning EAP tutorials for academic support
  • Questions regarding the content of UBP or GPP
  • Creating language support plans for students in response to faculty concerns.
  • New ideas or suggestions for supporting Mount students with their English Language Development

For Anyone:

  • Taking or scheduling the CELPIP or CAEL test

Lisa Crowell - EAP Instructor

Lisa CrowellContact:

Email: lisa.crowell@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 6239
Location: Seton Annex, Room 104

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Support with your GPP class
  • One-on-one or group support with:
    • general and academic language and style
    • speaking skills including pronunciation and presentations
    • writing skills including planning, revising, and self-editing assignments
  • Assignment checking
  • Adjusting to Canadian academic culture

Sarah Jacques - EAP Instructor

Sarah JacquesContact:

Email: sarah.jacques2@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457 5970
Location: Seton Annex, Room 105

Responsibilities:

For Students:

  • Support with your GPP class
  • One-on-one or group support with:
    • general and academic language and style
    • speaking skills including pronunciation and presentations
    • writing skills including planning, revising, and self-editing assignments
  • Assignment checking
  • Adjusting to Canadian academic culture