Faculty of Science
Peer One Mentoring
The Peer One Mentorship program pairs first-year science and engineering students with an upper-year peer mentor. The program, which begins during Saint Mary's Welcome Week and runs throughout the first semester, is designed to support incoming students' transition to university life.
For more information about the Peer One Mentorship program, read the latest issue of The Peer Review newsletter.
What benefits does the Peer One Mentorship program offer?
The Peer One Mentorship program is designed to ease incoming students' transition to university and academic life. Students benefit from their mentor's experience and receive a helping hand as they navigate the maze of information that marks the first semester at university. Saint Mary's Faculty of Science is a close-knit, intercultural community and this is reflected in the small peer group (typically five first-year students) assigned to each mentor.
Peer One Mentorship also provides an opportunity for student mentors to improve their leadership skills. Once mentors surpass twenty hours of Peer One involvement, they can apply it towards Saint Mary's Co-Curricular Record.
Who are the Peer Mentors? When will I meet mine?Peer One Mentors are upper-year undergraduate science and engineering students at Saint Mary's University. All mentors receive training to build the necessary skills to help their mentees succeed.
If you are an incoming first-year student, you can expect to receive an email introduction from your Peer One Mentor the month before your first semester begins. You will meet your mentor in person for the first time during the Faculty of Science's Academic Orientation Session, which is held during Welcome Week.
How can I become a Peer Mentor?A call for Peer One Mentors will be announced in February of each year, and all current science and engineering students are welcome to apply. If you would like to express interest in advance of this formal call for applications, please email email@example.com.
Contact UsIf you have any questions about the Peer One Mentorship Program, please contact the Science Advising Centre or Dr. Kathy Singfield, Associate Dean of Science - Curriculum.