Students in a Peer Support Role

Resources for Students in a Peer Support/Students Helping Students Role

As a McGill student in a peer support role, many professional development opportunities are available to you. Check out the SKILLS21 website for a list of current opportunities that will help you become a better peers supporter.

Sample topics include: 

  • Sustainability, including social and environmental sustainability
  • Spaces and inclusion
  • Barriers, including physical barriers, programmatic barriers, and barriers related to intersectional identities
  • Accessibility and issues of dis/ability
  • Being an active bystander
  • Consent and sex
  • Sexual violence
  • Responding to disclosures of sexual violence
  • Power dynamics
  • Alcohol and its impact on one’s ability to consent to sexual activity
  • Resources available at McGill and in Montreal
  • Alcohol, including reducing alcohol use and harm reduction strategies
  • Drugs, including Frosh policies (zero-tolerance) and harm reduction strategies
  • First aid, mental health, and responding to medical emergencies
  • Community respect, including how to interact with the Milton-Parc Community


McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit the Land Acknowledgement webpage.


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