Student Peer Mentoring Programs

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Photo: Allison Fletcher (left) and Sheleah Arjoon (right). Credit: Tori Miller

We believe mentoring is an important way to connect new university students to meaningful opportunities in a supportive environment and guide them through a self-development process of learning and understanding that occurs through experience. Mentors will help students stay informed of the happenings on campus and provide guidance to student resources while building lasting friendships.

Program Options

NSPMP is designed for new students to be matched with an upper-year student to learn about the University of Manitoba, their faculty, and help navigate their first year. This program provides all students involved an opportunity to dive deep into discussions and strategies on making the most out of their university experience through workshops that focus on Co-Curricular engagement and its connection to ensuring students enhance the skills they need to succeed after graduation. More information.

Get tips, advice, and guidance from an upper-year student, ensuring you make a successful transition to university. This 1-month program helps ensure you have someone there to answer questions within the first few weeks of class. More information.

Welcome Mentors pairs new international students with experienced U of M students who have participated in training, which covers performance as a mentor and providing support to their Mentee during their transition and induction into life at the University of Manitoba. The mentors will provide intercultural, personal, and academic support to their partner through one-on-one interactions and conversations. More information.

Student Accessibility Services is starting their brand new Peer Mentor Program! How it works is that students from different faculties will be available to meet with you one-on-one to answer any questions you may have about accessibility on campus and various programs offered by Student Accessibility Services.

All of the mentors have some worthwhile insight as well as experience of being registered with Student Accessibility Services which can help you onto a pathway to success. The mentors will be available every day in 520 UMSU UC at select times (see below) to maximize convenience. It’s becoming increasingly hard to navigate your way through all the programs and services available on and off campus, we can help! More information.

The Summer Buddy Program helps international students adjust to their new environment by matching them with experienced U of M students who can provide friendly support and an orientation to the campus. More information.

The main intention of the program is to match new Indigenous University of Manitoba students with experienced Indigenous students who can provide them with academic and social support, ongoing advice, and be provided with relevant training to allow all Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program members be successful post-secondary education students. More information.

  • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Community Mentorship Program
    • The RFHSCMP provides undergraduate students the opportunity to connect and receive mentorship from a student training in one of our Health Colleges – dentistry (and dental hygiene), medicine (and physician assistant), nursing, pharmacy, and rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy).
    • Contact rfhscmp.pc@gmail.com for more information.
  • Career Mentor Program
    • The Career Mentor Program is designed to help students explore their occupational options. Students are connected with industry professionals for informational interviews, which helps them formulate career plans. Mentors share information about their occupations and offer practical, timely career advice.
  • Nursing Students Association Mentorship Program
    • Mentors in the NSA Mentorship Program are paired with nursing students in lower years, in accordance with their strengths in academics, as well as with their interests. Throughout a semester, mentors mentor and are available for their mentee’s use for at least 3 hours per month. The NSA Mentorship Program not only provides the College of Nursing with a friendly and supportive environment for students, it also helps the mentors enhance their leadership and communication skills.
    • For more information, contact the Mentorship Coordinator (yakimosl@myumanitoba.ca) or Mentorship Chair (umschne2@myumanitoba.ca)
  •  Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences Mentorship Program
    • The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) Mentorship Program is a program where women students are matched with professionals in their field to expand support networks and facilitate knowledge exchange in predominantly male fields. The mentorship occurs from October to April, with applications due in September. All female agriculture, food and human nutritional science students are welcome to apply. More information can be found at cwse-prairies.ca or by contacting Siobhan.Maas@umanitoba.ca
  • Land and Water Mentoring Program
    • The Students for Social Justice Mentoring Program brings together grade 10 students from R. B. Russell Vocational High School with undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Manitoba to learn about Indigenous cultures, social justice work and the university experience.
  •   THRIVE Peer Mentorship
    • THRIVE Peer Mentorship at St John’s College seeks to nurture a supportive community and sense of student belonging in a small College context. Aware of the numerous stressors our students face in academic life, the program’s emphasis will be on peer social support and mental well being; and enhancing the capacity of mentees to experience enjoyment of learning as they work towards their own goals for academic success.
    • THRIVE is open to students from all faculties, including professional programs and graduate studies. We offer an unique interdisciplinary context for student-led peer support, in an informal, inter-faith context. If you are interested in being mentor or mentee, please contact Prof. Esyllt Jones, Dean of Studies esyllt.jones@umanitoba.ca

 

Mentoring Profiles

See what our Mentoring pairs do throughout the academic year when they are not studying!

Click on the photo to view the full profile of each pair on Facebook.

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Carly & Camila at the Buller Greenhouse

 

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Zoe & Jerry in the Quad

 

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Kapilan & Nathan at Pet Therapy Days