A unique program where a student has the opportunity to mentor a staff or faculty member in what it is like to be a student at U of T.


Eligibility Any U of T student can become a mentor
How it works Students mentor a U of T staff and faculty member
Program schedule The program runs from January 18 - March 29, 2017.
Mentor Application Register to become a student mentor by January 4, 2017.
Mentee Application For faculty or staff who would like a student mentor.
Contact us Questions?


There is no experience necessary for these roles - the only experience that qualifies you is being a student.

How it works

For Student Mentors

As a student mentor you will gain leadership experience, increase your confidence in multi-generational settings and explore using your influence on others. You have important experiences to share and there is a faculty or staff member who wants to learn about them.

One condition of being accepted into the program is that attendance at the following meetings are mandatory, unfortunately students who have conflicts at these times will have to participate in a different session of the program.

For Staff or Faculty Mentees

As staff or faculty member (the mentee) you will be matched up with a student and have the opportunity to take part in a mentoring relationship which will allow you to see U of T through eyes of a student. 

This program is for staff or faculty members who wish to have meaningful interactions with the "average" student and enhance their skills in empowering students to take on active roles in their community.

It is essential that you be available to attend the three group meetings to fully participate in this program.

The sessions take place on January 25 (1 - 3:30 pm), February 15 (1 - 3 pm) and March 29 (1 - 3pm).

There will also be two individual meetings scheduled in coordination with your mentor between the meetings.

Program schedule

Mentor Training 

Wednesday January 18, 2017


1 to 3 p.m.



Wednesday January 25, 2017

Multi Faith Centre

1 to 3:30 p.m.


Strengths and Goals Meeting

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Multi-Faith Centre

1 to 3 p.m.


Celebration Lunch

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Multi Faith Centre

1 to 3 p.m. 

Mentor Application – Students

Applications are now closed for 2017.

2018 Applications will be available in November 2017.

Mentee Application – Faculty and Staff

Are you a staff or faculty member at the University of Toronto who would like to have a student mentor?

Do you know a staff or faculty member that would make a great mentee?

Applications are now closed for 2017.

2018 Applications will be available in November 2017.

Contact us

Contact mentorship@utoronto.ca if you have questions.