Student Peer Mentorship Programs

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Photo: Allison Fletcher (left) and Sheleah Arjoon (right). Credit: Tori Miller

We believe mentorship is an important way to connect new university students to meaningful opportunities in a supportive environment and guide them through a self-development process that helps students understand learning that occurs through experience. Mentors will help students stay informed of the happenings on campus and provide guidance to student resources while building lasting friendships. See further down for information about other mentorship programs offered to students at the University of Manitoba.

The Student Peer Mentorship Programs are a collaboration between Student Life, Indigenous Student Centre and the International Centre, below is a list of Mentorship programs that can be accessed via one form the Mentor and Mentee (New Student) Application forms below.

Mentors and Mentees in all three mentorship programs will be required to attend an information session at the beginning of the term where they will meet the Mentorship Program Coordinators, be matched to their Mentee or Mentor respectively, and discuss next steps. Throughout the academic year there will be:

  • Monthly group mentorship events, workshops and social programmaing throughout the academic year
  • Mentorship Program specific events
  • Free food for Mentors and Mentees
  • Games, competitions and prizes!
  • Reserved study rooms on campus
  • Interaction and engagement on campus from student leaders, Faculty and staff

Click the program title to learn more about each one.

New Student Peer Mentorship Program (NSPMP)

NSPMP is designed for new students (Mentees) to be matched with an upper-year student (Mentor) to learn more about the University of Manitoba, their faculty, and help navigate their first year as a new university student. More information.


Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program (IPMP)

The main intention of the program is to match new Indigenous University of Manitoba (U of M) students with experienced Indigenous students who can provide them with academic and social support, ongoing advice, and be provided with relevant training to allow all Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program members be successful post-secondary education students. More information.


International Student Mentorship Program (ISMP)

The International Student Mentorship Program pairs new international students with experienced U of M students who have participated in training covering performance as a mentor and providing support to their Mentee during their transition and induction into life at the University of Manitoba. The Mentors will provide intercultural, personal, and academic support to their partner through one-on-one interactions and conversations. More information.


Other Mentorship Programs:

For more information, please contact the Mentorship Programs Assistant at

Last Updated: October 12, 2017

Mentorship Profiles

See what our Mentorship pairs do throughout the academic year when they are not studying!

Click on the photo to view the full profile of each pair.

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Carly & Camila at the Buller Greenhouse


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Zoe & Jerry in the Quad


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Kapilan & Nathan at Pet Therapy Days