The weCONNECTu mentoring program aims to provide mentorship to first-year students entering the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences by pairing first-year students with an upper-year mentor, who will act as a resource to answer questions, connect their mentees with resources and services on campus, and offer social support in order to ease students' transition into university.
Why have a peer mentor?
- get your questions answered quickly by a current student
- learn from a current student who successfully navigated the transition to university
- receive tips on getting involved, campus resources, studying, time management and more
- meet more students within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
How do I connect with a peer mentor?
weCONNECTu is open to new students in AHS who are starting their first year in Fall 2020.
If you are interested in connecting with a weCONNECTu mentor, please fill out the mentee application form (approx. 10 minutes). You will be matched with an upper-year peer mentor from your program, based on your interests and preferences. Matches will occur between June-July 2020.
First-year students can sign up for weCONNECTu at any time during their first year, but it is recommended that they connect with a mentor in their first term at UWaterloo.
If you have any questions about the weCONNECTu program, contact Becca Cordick, Student Relations Officer.
Who are our peer mentors?
Peer mentors in weCONNECTu are upper-year student volunteers who are passionate about promoting a well rounded, positive, and healthy journey for their fellow students. Peer mentors become a resource for support while also referring mentees to services on campus to ensure students have the tools they need for a positive university experience.
To volunteer as a weCONNECTu mentor, please fill out the mentor application form. Mentor applications for 2020-2021 will close on May 31, 2020.