Are you looking for another student to talk to about your student experience? Do you want advice from an upper-year student about your transition into university? Are you looking for ways to meet new people and get involved? You're in the right place!
What are Peer Helpers?
Peer Helpers are a small group of trained students who are available to meet with any current U of M or ICM student. Here are some of the things Peer Helpers can do during your appointment:
- Be a non-judgmental, listening ear
- Share relevant stories and advice based on their personal student experiences
- Show you how to meet new people and get involved on campus
- Help you find the right campus resources and supports
Virtual appointments are available Monday - Friday at pre-scheduled times between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Read our FAQ for more information or check out the Peer Helper bios below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about Peer Helper appointments
Who can book an appointment with a Peer Helper?
Any student (from any faculty, program, or year) who is currently enrolled at the U of M or ICM is eligible to meet with a Peer Helper.
What can I talk about during a Peer Helper appointment?
You can talk about anything from feeling lonely during the pandemic to challenges that you are having in your classes. Peer Helpers are here to listen and share their experiences with you. They can even help you find ways to meet new people and get involved on campus. Peer Helpers are like casual, commitment-free mentors.
Where are Peer Helper appointments held?
Peer Helper appointments are currently being held on Zoom.
How long is the Peer Helper appointment?
Peer Helper appointments are usually around 15 - 20 minutes.
How many times can I book an appointment?
You can book a one-time appointment or several appointments with Peer Helpers throughout the year. There is no guarantee that you will see the same person twice, but you can always check if this is possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking to connect with one person for a longer period of time, you may be interested checking out opportunities to be paired with a peer mentor.
Is there a cost for appointments?
No! Appointments are completely free.
Peer Helper Bios
225 University Centre
65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Please note, our office is closed to in-person visits until further notice. The best way to get in touch with us is through email.