Meet our team

UCalgary has recruitment advisors specific to each province, country, or region of the world. Below are their short bios so you can get to know them more.

Student Recruitment Advisors

Alison Steele

Alison Steele

Alison is the Recruitment Advisor for Calgary and supports all Calgary high school applicants. Born and raised in Calgary, Alison enjoys spending time in Fish Creek Park and taking day trips to the Rocky Mountains. She is a proud University of Calgary Alumni, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. She worked throughout her degree on Campus filming Dinos Sporting events. Alison’s one piece of advice for future students is to go cheer on your Calgary Dinos! No matter the sport, supporting your fellow Dinos is a great way to meet new people and grow your school pride; plus it’s free for UCalgary students to attend.

Students from Calgary can connect with Alison via email at calgary.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Jacqueline Galambos

Jacqueline Galambos

Jackie is the Community Liaison Advisor for new immigrant families for the Calgary area and supports new Canadians with the quest for learning. Jackie graduated from Seneca College in Toronto with a Post-Diploma in Human Resources and a Diploma in Business, working in Toronto and Victoria before becoming a Career Practitioner with the Calgary Board of Education at Bowness, Crescent Heights High School and Western Canada High School. Jackie has helped many students find their path to higher education over the years. Jackie is familiar with the many programs that University of Calgary offers, her motto is that it is all about the students.

Students can connect with Jackie at community.liaison@ucalgary.ca.

 Kelsey Finlay

Kelsey Finlay

Kelsey is the Indigenous Recruitment Advisor for Indigenous students across Canada. Kelsey is a graduate from the University of Victoria’s Social Work program and has spent the last few years working with Indigenous people living with disabilities. She recently moved to Calgary and is looking forward to camping and hiking around Alberta. Her best piece of advice for students is to be curious, open to change, and to always make time for your favourite self-care activities.

Indigenous students can connect with Kelsey at 403.210.7211 or by emailing indigenous.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Justine Wild

Justine Wild

Justine is the Recruitment Advisor for Alberta. She is a Co-op Student currently in her fifth year of a double major in International Relations and Indigenous Studies at the University of Calgary. Originally from the interior of BC, Justine enjoys the mountain views and city feel of Calgary. Her best piece of advice for students is to be involved on campus! Students can make life-long friendships (and boost their resume!) through involvement in clubs, residence, and other volunteer opportunities on campus.

Students from Alberta can connect with Justine at alberta.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Gillian Chan

Gillian Chan

Gillian is the Recruitment Advisor for all of British Columbia and also supports students from Saskatchewan, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. She is a recent graduate from the Haskayne School of Business, majoring in International Business at the University of Calgary. Gillian would like to share her university experiences with students and ensure their transition from high school to post-secondary studies is easy and enjoyable. Her advice for new students would be to always try new things, make an effort to connect with people and build strong relationships.

Students from BC can connect with Gillian at bc.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from Saskatchewan can connect with Gillian at sask.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from the East Coast can connect with Gillian at eastcoast.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from Quebec can connect with Gillian at quebec.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Zainab Malik

Zainab Malik

Zainab is the Recruitment Advisor for Manitoba, Ontario and Africa. Zainab is a proud alumna of the University of Calgary. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations, she was able to travel to Turkey for a semester to finish her degree. Zainab’s one piece of advice for any future students is to get involved. This is the best way to meet people with the same interests as you, ensure your university experience will be a great one, and to learn collaboration and communication skills.

Students from Manitoba can connect with Zainab at manitoba.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from the Ontario can connect with Zainab at ontario.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from Africa can connect with Zainab at africa.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Aggie Chan

Aggie Chan

Aggie is the Recruitment Advisor responsible for the Asia and Oceania regions. She studied Psychology as a major and Japanese language and literature as a minor at the University of Alberta. Aggie wishes she knew how challenging the transition from high school to university would be. Her advice to prospective students: instead of worrying about being the smartest person in the room, strive to be the most prepared person in the room.

Students from China, SE Asia, Pakistan, Bangalore, Australia, and New Zealand can connect with Aggie at asia.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Ashley Belcon

Ashley Belcon

Ashley is the Recruitment Advisor for India, the Middle East, and the United States. After years of study in forestry, geology and business, Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. If Ashley could offer one piece of advice to future students, she would recommend living in first-year residence. Living on campus is more than a short commute to classes — it is a springboard to making lifelong connections.

Students from India can connect with Ashley at india.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from Middle East can connect with Ashley at middleeast.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from the United States can connect with Ashley at usa.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Mayda Borbely

Mayda Borbely

Mayda is the Student Recruitment Advisor for Europe and Latin America. She is originally born in Venezuela and she is a proud alumna of UCalgary graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Latin American Studies. Mayda's advice is to take advantage of free services and programming International Student Services offers. In addition, make sure to get involved around campus so you start building connections early in your degree.

Students from Europe can connect with Mayda at europe.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.
Students from Latin America can connect with Mayda at latinamerica.recruiter@ucalgary.ca.

Additional Support

Steven Kelly

Steven Kelly

Steven is the Manager of Recruitment (National and International) for the University of Calgary.

He is an alumnus of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Steven is also currently pursuing his Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies). Looking back on his university experience, Steven wishes that he were more aware of the exchange and cooperative education opportunities that were available to him.

You can connect with Steven at 403.220.8543.

Alison Farrell

Alison Farrell

Alison is the Coordinator of Future Student Events and supports the Alberta recruitment team. Born and raised in Ontario, Alison completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University and went on to complete her Master of Arts at the University of Toronto. She joined the University of Calgary community in 2017 bringing a background in the student loan process and undergraduate student awards. Alison’s best piece of advice for students is to not be afraid to ask questions. There is a variety of resources across campus and lots of faculty, staff, and other students who are willing support you throughout your time in post-secondary.

You can connect with Alison at 403.220.8351.

For students who are interested in participating an upcoming Campus Event, please click here.

Karlee Stachiw

Karlee Stachiw

Karlee is a Student Recruitment Assistant and the coordinator for the Campus Tours.  Originally from Kelowna, since moving to Calgary 13 years ago she been a fierce advocate for Calgary and the beauty and new opportunity each season brings. Karlee has gained a passion for helping students as a volunteer with the Calgary Board of Education. Karlee’s advice to future students is to be confident.  The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Students interested in joining a campus tour can connect with Karlee at tours@ucalgary.ca.

Max Sturley

Max Sturley

Max is the Recruitment Advisor for everything digital. Max is a proud alumna of the University of Calgary graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, and is currently the play-by-play broadcaster for the Dinos women’s hockey team on the side. Max’s main piece of advice to any future students would be to work while you study. Working is a great way to save money, meet interesting people and make valuable connections that will help you launch into your life after post-secondary.

Students can connect with Max via e-mail at digital.recruiter@ucalgary.ca or by sending a DM on our Facebook or Instagram Accounts.