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Mentor Navigators help you find belonging at U of T

Angelli, Tom, Idris, Vanessa, Sian and Tamara
Photo: 2020-2021 Mentor Navigators from left to right: Angelli, Tom, Idris, Vanessa, Sian and Tamara

Posted December 17, 2020

Students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities can connect with mentor navigators to discover academic, career, wellness and social supports to succeed at U of T.

This year, there are six unique mentor navigators who share different backgrounds, identities and interests. They are available to meet upon request through one-on-one appointments online or by phone to help you navigate university life and find belonging at U of T.

Mentor navigators are caring upper-year students who identify as being African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian, mature, LGBTTI2SQQ+, first generation, religious and/or spiritual students.

“A mentor navigator can help you find opportunities that align with your co-curricular interests, communities where you can find people just like you, and resources that can assist you with barriers you experience at U of T,” shares mentor navigator, Vanessa.

“We’ll help you find and connect to services, supports and programs in Student Life across the St. George campus, and go over how to find them online,” adds mentor navigator, Idris.

Mentor navigators will accommodate to your schedule and different time zones.

“While you can meet with any student on our team when you book a meeting with a mentor navigator, each of us in our public student team profiles identifies with specific communities and you can choose to take that into consideration if you prefer,” says mentor navigator, Angelli.

You can also meet with a mentor navigator and connect with other students at a weekly drop-in session.

To learn more about each mentor navigator and weekly drop-in sessions, visit Access & Inclusion Peer Programs or check out the following Facebook Lives:

Register for and learn more about other Access & Inclusion events at the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs event calendar.

Subscribe to the Access & Inclusion Peer Programs newsletter and join the Facebook group to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities.

Book an appointment with a mentor navigator at uoft.me/mentor-navigator.