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Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program

Gathering Place

Why become a mentor?

  • Develop skills in leadership, communication and motivation
  • Get involved in Indigenous community affairs and engagements at KPU
  • Meet and network with colleagues from other programs at KPU
  • Acquire volunteer hours for scholarships & bursaries
  • Gain community volunteer experience for your resume and job applications
  • Build community & celebrate culture

The commitment:

  • Participate in 2 or more mentorship training sessions a year
  • Meet and great first year students at our beginning of the year luncheon in September
  • Support our first year students with navigating course selections, offer guidance with study-life balance, mid-term survival, and other things they can expect to encounter in their first year
  • Participate in one monthly group meeting of mentors and mentees

Why become a mentee?

  • Gain knowledge from experienced students just like you on things like scholarships, class selection, study-life balance, dealing with the stresses of university, and general university life
  • Gain a peer guide in a time of transition and uncertainty
  • Create connections and network with students to build a support network of peers
  • Gain an Indigenous peer connection in a space that can sometimes be alienating

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ethan Semple at ethan.semple@kpu.ca

 

All information collected in this questionnaire is confidential and accessible by Indigenous services staff only.