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.
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.