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Peer Mentoring

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First year students are matched with upper year student mentors who will provide guidance throughout your first year and assist with the cultural transition to university life.

Become a Mentee

All TMU full-time first-year students are eligible Mentees, and can apply to be paired to with a Mentor. 


  • Get paired with an upper year student in your program of faculty 
  • Learn everything you need to know to succeed in your first year at TMU
  • Get assistance with navigating campus and its resources

All direct entry and certificate students are eligible mentees.

  • Attend/View the Mentee Orientation Online
  • Minimum of 2 interactions with your mentor each month
  • When possible, attend the TMP faculty-wide events for your faculty
  • Complete all TMP Monthly Engagement Reports

Become a Mentor

All TMP full-time students in their 2nd year or above can join the program as Mentors. 


  • Provide guidance and support to other students including those transitioning into the TMU community
  • Advance your leadership, networking and professional development skills
  • Earn badges that you can display on your LinkedIn and other social media platforms

Note: All upper year, graduate, & certificate students are eligible mentors

  • Complete mandatory mentor training before you are matched
  • Complete the Mentor Pathways
  • Meet with your Mentee for a maximum of 2 hours per month from the time you are matched till April of each academic year
  • Minimum of 2 interactions with your mentee each month
  • Attend the TMP faculty-wide event for your faculty when possible
  • Complete all TMP Monthly Engagement Reports

What are Interactions?

  • Any interaction with any program participant must be initiated through the TMP online portal (external link, opens in new window) 
  • Definition for mentees: communication between 2 people where a need is identified and then solutions or suggestions are provided by a mentor.
  • Definition for mentors: an inquiry about the state of a mentee’s wellbeing and transition into university
  • Examples of interactions: 
    • Online communication through portal (preferred method), social media, text messaging, video call
    • In person (on campus or off campus)