Become a Mentor

As a collaborative initiative between the Faculty of Science and the Interdepartmental Science Students' Society, the Science Mentor Program offers leadership opportunities that will make a difference in the first-year experiences of science students.

Do you remember your first term on campus and the questions that you had? Become a mentor and connect bi-weekly throughout the fall term with a student who is new to campus and looking to learn from your past experiences and knowledge of campus resources.

  • What does the role of a mentor include?

    The Science Mentorship Program offers two leadership opportunities for Faculty of Science students.


    Approximately 60 students are selected each year to be science mentors. This role includes:
    - Participating in mentor training
    - Mentoring students new to campus
    - Connecting via email with prospective science students
    - Participating in a minimum of 5 hours of mentor volunteer activities including events such as Open House, Week of Welcome, Alumni events and more.

    Senior Mentors

    In addition to the same responsibilities as mentors, 8 senior mentors are selected each year to:
    - Run group interviews and help to select the full mentor team
    - Run mentor training sessions
    - Lead a group of 8 mentors
    - Participate in the promotion of the program to incoming students

  • Why be a mentor?

    The Science Mentor Program is a great way to get involved and give back to your campus community. Benefits of being a mentor include:

    - Making a real difference in a student's transition to university

    - Strengthening your active listening and leadership skills

    - Building your own on-campus network

    - Verifiable volunteer hours

  • Who can apply to be a mentor?

    Applicants to the Science Mentor Program are required to be:

    - Attending the Faculty of Science during the academic year in which you are applying to be a mentor

    - In good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)

    Traits that are commonly associated with successful mentor applicants include:

    - Efficient communication skills

    - Committed to great leadership

    - Passionate about the student experience in the Faculty of Science

  • Application information

    Thank you for your interest in the Science Mentor Program.  At this time we are not accepting additional mentor applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please check back in January 2015 for information on becoming a mentor for 2015-2016.

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