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 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. See further down for information about other mentoring programs offered to students at the University of Manitoba.

The Student Peer Mentoring Programs are a collaboration between Student Life, Indigenous Student Centre and the International Centre.

Mentors and Mentees in all three mentoring programs will be required to attend an information session at the beginning of the term where they will meet the Mentoring Program Coordinators, be matched to their Mentee or Mentor respectively, and discuss next steps. Throughout the academic year there will be:

  • Monthly group mentoring events, workshops and social programming throughout the academic year
  • Games, competitions and prizes!
  • Reserved study rooms on campus
  • Interaction and engagement on campus from student leaders, Faculty and staff

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

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. More information.

Welcome Mentors 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. More information.

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.

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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