About Us

The Student Success Centre is committed to student success. We provide professional academic support, and offer a range of programs and services designed to help students accomplish their learning goals at university. We work with students to strengthen and enhance their academic skills, to tackle challenges in their university learning, and to facilitate specialized supports.

Student Success Centre Team:

Dr. Mebbie Bell, Director, Student Success Centre, Learning and Communication Resources 
Dr. Rob Desjardins, Graduate Writing Advisor
Tristan Donald, Fresh Start Coordinator
Stephen Kuntz, Associate Director of Writing Resources  
Priyanka Vyas, Administrative Assistant
Gabriela Mesta Kim, Program Assistant
Dr. Kate Pratt, Instructor, Graduate Writing Program
Sharon Stearns, Senior Learning Advisor
Debby Waldman, Writing Advisor

Additional student success teams
Math & Applied Sciences Centre
Student Accessibility Services


Student Success Centre logo with graphicsWorking with students of all levels and from all faculties at the U of A for the past four years, the Student Success Centre is no stranger to the student services community. We asked the staff to share some of their experiences with us and learned more about their team in the process. [Read more]

Image of the YouTube video about the Long Night Against ProcrastinationStaff from the Student Success Centre were involved in the Long Night Against Procrastination, an event designed to help students receive support on writing and learning as they work on projects and assignments. Check out the video recap!

Image of YouTube video of webinarDr. Mebbie Bell from the Student Success Centre participated in a webinar for the Long Night Against Procrastination, aimed to give students advice and tips for successful exam writing. Check out the webinar!