McGill is committed to creating a culture of mentoring. There are numerous mentoring opportunities at the University, each with its own guiding principles, structure and goals.
Mentoring Across McGill
The Mentoring Across McGill Program connects undergraduate students looking to enhance their overall university experience with faculty members, staff members, graduate students, and, as of this term, alumni. Eligible students may also connect with healthcare professionals through the WPC Committee.
The program applies a holistic, community-wide approach to mentorship in order to facilitate informal out-of-classroom conversations, knowledge-sharing and network-building between students and other University members, enriching each of their experiences at McGill. Every mentoring relationship will be unique in its nature and scope and will develop organically over time.
Other Mentoring Opportunities at McGill:
CaPS Mentor Program
If you are a student seeking career advice or direction from a McGill alumni, the CaPS Mentor Program is for you!
Cousins Indigenous Student Mentorship Program
Cousins, the new Indigenous Student Mentorship Program, is designed to connect new First Nations, Inuit and Métis students (Mentees) with senior Undergraduate or Graduate Indigenous students (Mentors) at McGill. Our volunteer mentors, or Cousins, help incoming students connect with the community, navigate their first year at the University and in the city, and provide guidance and support to students as they transition to university life in Montreal. Join the First People's House on Facebook to keep in touch!
The OSD (Office for Students with Disabilities) Mentor Program
The OSD Mentor Program is designed to enrich the McGill experience of a diverse student body. Our goal is to facilitate access to learning and support the inclusion of diverse learners during all stages of their university career. The program eases their transition to university life and supports students in building and developing their own networks and skillsets, empowering them to achieve their academic goals. Mentees do not have to be registered with the OSD office to be part of the program.
The International Buddy Program
Now in its 27th year, the International Buddy Program pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference. Buddies offer linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at McGill.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to a world-class university education. As part of the program, every MasterCard Scholar is paired with both a peer mentor and a faculty mentor to ease their transition to and facilitate their success at McGill.
McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship Mentor Program
The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship Mentor Program offers mentorship from Student Advisors and Professional Advisors, as well as valuable legal information through The McGill Students’ Legal Start-up Clinic, all to help guide you as you work to get your venture off the ground.
BCom Mentoring Program
The BCom Mentoring Program connects undergraduate students in their U2 and U3 years at the Desautels Faculty of Management to mentors in industry who are themselves McGill Alumni (BCom, 2003-2008). The BCom Mentoring Program provides students with a connection to the real world of Management to gain insight into their chosen field, to develop their professional skill set and networking abilities, and to reach their career goals.
MBA Mentoring Program
The MBA Mentoring Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management provides students in the Master of Business Administration program with networking opportunities, learning events and dedicated one-on-one mentor relationships with mid-high level executives. By engaging in significant dialogue with successful and influential business professionals, MBA candidates learn how to make a favorable shift to the workplace. Mentorship pairs are matched based on both their professional and personal goals. While most mentors are based out of Montreal, the program includes mentors in Toronto, New York and Paris.
NUM Buddy Program
The Neuroscience Undergraduates of McGill (NUM) Buddy Program is a great way to meet people in the neuroscience program beyond your year of study. Younger students are paired with senior students with similar interests to help facilitate conversations, friendships, advice and learning.
EduBuddy Mentoring Program
The EdUS EduBuddy Mentoring Program is a student-run initiative that aims to better integrate first-year Education students into McGill. We match up incoming first-year students with older Education students, providing them with guidance, but also a friend.