Student peer mentoring programs
Mentoring programs at UM pair students with peers and professionals who can help you navigate the academic, personal and professional challenges of university and post-university life.
New Student Peer Mentoring Program
The New Student Peer Mentoring Program (NSPMP) is for any new undergraduate student at the University of Manitoba. New Students in the NSPMP will be matched with a trained upper-year student who will help them with their transition into university.
New students and their mentors will have the opportunity to meet one-to-one on a regular basis throughout the academic year. New students will also attend monthly skill-building sessions geared towards first-year students and will have access to the program's Peer Helpers who will be available on a drop-in basis.
Peer Mentors and Peer Helpers will participate in an intensive initial training as well as monthly professional development meetings to learn and practice new skills related to their roles.
All students in the program are invited to attend monthly social events hosted by the NSPMP (and planned by the Peer Helpers!) where they can meet their peers and make new friends.
Peer Helpers are a small group of trained students who act as drop-in mentors. They can provide peer support and coaching, active listening, effective referrals to on-campus resources, and help you explore ways to get involved on campus. All U of M students are welcome to schedule an appointment with a Peer Helper.
Land and Water Mentoring Program
This program brings together grade 10 students from R. B. Russell Vocational High School with undergraduate and graduate students from UM to learn about Indigenous cultures, social justice work and the university experience. Gain experience facilitating student land-based programming, such as lunch and learns, field trips and other excursions, and get support from your post-secondary team at our monthly meetings.
More mentoring opportunities
Whether you're brand new to the university, an experienced student or a recent graduate, finding a mentor can be a valuable experience.
Many departments and faculties have programs that can help you connect with a mentor for support. Check with your faculty or department to learn more.