Supporting Our Students

At McMaster, international students have access to accredited experts on staff who offer extra guidance on academics, health, wellness, immigration, finances, housing, cultural and social matters and even finding the best cellphone plan.

As an incoming first-year student, we want to make sure every first-year student feels connected and supported, no matter what the academic year looks like. The Archway team is here for you.

We’re Here to Help

Immigration and Mobility Advisor

Immigration and Mobility Advisor


A former international student, Lajipe Sanwoolu combines her first-hand experience with her training as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant to advise students on immigration, student permits, employment permits, family visas and other matters. She also supports relationships between international students and employers, providing education about international hiring and dispelling hiring misconceptions. Immigration-related questions can be sent to

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20814 | Email:

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International Undergraduate Students Program Co-ordinator

International Undergraduate Students Program Co-ordinator


Ana Pereira, an immigrant herself, helps students adjust to their new lives at McMaster and in Canada through transitional services, personal development and the International Student Buddy Program. She organizes workshops, coffee nights, outings and events for international students to enrich their McMaster experience.

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20173 | Email:

Additional Student Support Services

Giving our students a safe and supportive learning environment is our top priority. All McMaster students are welcome to use the services offered by the Student Success Centre, Student Wellness Centre and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

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Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers a range of learning opportunities that support our students’ academic, personal and professional growth.

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Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre provides counselling options, medical services and wellness programs so that you can get the most out of your McMaster experience.

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Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion Office promotes an environment of respect, safety, collegiality and openness so our rich, diverse community can thrive.