EEB Peer Mentorship Program connects students to help navigate undergraduate life

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Left to right: Undergraduate students Brianna Lane, Cole Brookson, Anna Meng
Photo: Diana Tyszko

The EEB Peer Mentorship Program is a new initiative that connects second-year students with a third, fourth or fifth-year student to provide guidance and advice throughout the year. In its inaugural year, the program connected 36 students with 26 mentors.

“We learned that students often felt a little bit lost making decisions about their time at U of T, especially in their first and second year,” said EEB Professor and Undergraduate Associate Chair Asher Cutter, who led the program’s development.

“We decided that one way to help bridge this gap was to create a formal, but friendly way for upper-year students to interact with younger students to communicate all the cool experiences they’ve had – or wish they’d had – to give younger students a leg up in making the most of their experience.”

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