Student Peer Mentorship Programs

Photo: Tori Miller (left) and Ella Tongohan (right). Photo credit: Kerhaoghene Aomreore

Photo: Tori Miller (left) and Ella Tongohan (right). Credit: Kerhaoghene Aomreore

The Mentorship programs connect new university students to meaningful opportunities in a supportive way and guides them through a self-development process that helps students understand learning 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.

Mentors and Mentees will be required to attend an information session at the beginning of the term where they will meet the Mentorship Program Coordinators, be matched to their Mentee or Mentor respectively, and discuss next steps. They will also:

  • Attend workshops and special programming throughout the term
  • Provide feedback on the program
  • Meet at mutually agreed upon times throughout the term

The Mentorship program is a collaboration between Student Life, Indigenous Student Centre and the International Centre, below is a list of Mentorship programs that can be accessed by via the Student Peer Mentorship Programs (New Student Application)-Winter 2017.


New Student Peer Mentorship Program (NSPMP)

NSPMP is designed for new students (Mentees) to be matched with an upper-year student (Mentor) to learn more about the University of Manitoba, their faculty, and help navigate their first year as a new university student.

Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program (IPMP)

The main intention of the program is to match new Indigenous University of Manitoba (U of M) 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.

International Student Mentorship Program (ISMP)

The International Student Mentorship Program pairs new international students with experienced U of M students who have participated in training covering 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.


Students can login to UMCommunityLINK with their UMNetID.

New Student Application Form for Winter 2017: Available on UMCommunityLINK (Due January 20th, 11:59pm).

Mentor Applications for Winter 2017: Closed

Mentors must be able to attend the following dates, if not, please consider applying for Fall 2017.

  • January 19th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Mentor Training
  • January 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Matching Event
  • April 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm, End of Term Debrief



For more information, please contact the Mentorship Programs Assistant at

Last Updated: January 4th, 2017