Peer Mentorship

Starting in Fall 2022, Schulich’s new peer mentorship program connects music undergraduates with upper-year students for support, community, and friendship.

 

Peer mentors are student staff who can help with advising and support needs. Come September, you'll be able to email mentors anytime for advice and referral at peermentor.music [at] mcgill.ca. Or you can consult mentors during their tabling and drop-in hours, which will be posted soon. 

For the Winter 2023 semester, mentors will be paired with individual mentees over the 2022-2023 winter break. Interested in being paired with a mentor? Check back here in the fall for the mentor sign-up form. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator ariadne.lih [at] mcgill.ca (Ariadne Lih) (ariadne.lih [at] mcgill.ca).

 

Mentees can register during the Fall 2022 term and will be paired with mentors for Winter 2023.

Whether you’re an incoming student or you’ve been at McGill for a while, peer mentors can help you navigate life at Schulich.

Mentors can provide a fellow student’s opinion on courses, clubs, and important resources that you might not already know. They receive training in active listening and referral, which means they can help you connect with the support you need when you need it. They’re also there to talk about things like gigging, working, studying, practicing, making friends, exploring Montreal…

Other great reasons to sign up for a mentor:

  • Easing the transition into university life
  • Learning about opportunities and resources that can help you throughout your degree
  • Talking through your academic and career plans
  • Meeting someone new

To sign up, fill out this form (coming soon) with a bit of information about yourself. We’ll match you with one of our student mentors at the end of the Fall term. Once you’ve been paired, you’ll meet with your mentor at least once a month in the winter. There will also be opportunities to meet and socialize with other mentors and mentees!

Even if you’re not paired with a peer mentor, you can still ask them questions about courses, deadlines, student services and more at tabling or drop-in hours, or via their email address (only peer mentors can see this email). Stay tuned for dates and times.

Mentor applications will open on July 11. You can express interest right away by emailing ariadne.lih [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Peer%20mentor%20position)

Interested in a paid opportunity to support your fellow undergraduates?

As a peer mentor, you’ll be paired with one or more mentees and meet with them throughout the winter semester. The mentor team will also support the student body year-round by answering emails and holding tabling and drop-in hours. All mentors will receive in-depth training on mentorship and McGill’s various resources and policies.

We encourage all interested returning students to apply! We are actively seeking applications from students who have faced systemic barriers to education as well as from Francophones. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our EDI coordinator Ariadne Lih (ariadne.lih [at] mcgill.ca) with questions or accessibility needs.

Why become a peer mentor?

  • Meet people and build long-lasting connections
  • Develop skills such as active listening, leadership and healthy boundaries
  • Learn more about equity, advising and support structures at McGill
  • Help build a welcoming student community at Schulich
  • Eat lots of provided snacks

To be a peer mentor, you need to…

  • Be a returning Schulich School of Music undergraduate (or graduate student who completed their undergrad here)
  • Be able to commit 1-5 hours per week, even during high-stress periods
  • Be passionate about providing support, encouragement and resources to your fellow students
  • Be committed to promoting justice and equity at McGill

 

CONTACT

nancy.czemmel2 [at] mcgill.ca (Nancy Czemmel,) Manager of Student Services

ariadne.lih [at] mcgill.ca (Ariadne Lih,) EDI coordinator

peermentor.music [at] mcgill.ca (Peer mentor team) (please note that this email is not yet monitored)

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