Laura Polakova

Student Conduct and Peer Support Coordinator

Phone:613-520-2600 x 3305

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for promoting and managing the First Year Connections Program and the Community Connections program which matches first year students with upper year students. This program aims to provide oncoming students with peer support during their transition to campus. Also supports the Student Affairs office with student conduct related matters.

Professional Experience

  • Disabilities Coordinator/Learning Strategist- Paul Menton Centre, Carleton University
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Carleton University
  • Clinical Worker, Main Street Community Service
  • Research Assistant, Pickering Centre of Human Development, Carleton University
  • Academic Facilitator, Centre of Initiatives in Education, Carleton University
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions Facilitator- Centre for Student Academic Support, Carleton University

More About


Ottawa, ON

Length of Time on Campus:

5+ years

Hobbies Outside Work:

I love to bake, read, and door outdoor activities (i.e., boating, hiking).

Best Part of Being in Ottawa:

The seasonal activities! From skating on the canal in the winter to all the pumpkin patches in the fall, there’s always something to do!

New Student Advice:

Seek new opportunities and get out of your comfort zone! This could be in the form of clubs, volunteer experiences, or work placements. Carleton has so much to offer!