The weCONNECTu mentoring program aims to provide mentorship to first-year students entering the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) 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.
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 personal and academic support while also referring to services on campus to ensure students have the tools they need for a positive university experience.
Why have a peer mentor?
- get your questions answered quickly by a current student
- get tips on studying, time management and more
- learn from a current student who successfully navigated the transition to university
- learn the ins and outs of university life
- meet more students within Applied Health Sciences
How do I connect with a peer mentor?
All first-year AHS students will be matched with an upper-year mentor, either through a Living-Learning Community or through weCONNECTu. If you are going into first year and are not in a Living-Learning Community, you will be matched with a weCONNECTu mentor automatically!
If you do not wish to be matched with a mentor, want to switch mentors, or have any other questions about the weCONNECTu program, contact Leanne Wright, Student Relations Officer.
What students are saying about the mentorship program
"Over the past two years I have definitely learned the importance of studying early and staying on top of work. AHS Mentorship is great for answering questions along the way so studying for midterms and exams isn't as stressful. I wish I had been involved in such programs when I was in first year so I could have worked on developing such study skills earlier!"
"The review sessions force you to go over your notes early, allowing you to gain a much greater understanding of the material. I really wish I had taken advantage of these review sessions when I was in first year!"