The Peer Programs Network (PPN) is comprised of McGill students, staff, and faculty involved in peer programs (students helping students).
The Network recognizes that there is a social dimension to learning and that some of the most profound learning experiences occur in helping others.
To that end, the Network supports peer programs across campus by providing training and resources, and the opportunity to share best practices, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other McGill community members.
The Network actively facilitates skill-building and knowledge-sharing, and promotes student engagement and leadership as important components of individual success within a supportive campus environment
The Peer Programs Network strives to positively influence the personal and social growth of all students, staff, and faculty at McGill by fostering a supportive campus community based on engaged learning and leadership, campus-wide collaboration, and accessible resources and support.
Peer Support Programs at McGill
Peer support is about connecting with other student(s) - your peers - to support your learning and development. Peer support programs in a university context serve many purposes - from helping students in difficulty to providing information and/or education to inspiring and motivating students to action. At McGill, there are more than 50 programs and initiatives through which students provide various forms of support to other students.
Peer support amongst University students has been shown to be a mutually beneficial experience for all parties:
“Student’s peer group is the single most potent source of influence on growth and development.” - Alexander Astin
The Peer Programs Network aims to provide resources for the following populations: