Are you about to begin your studies at INRS in a regular program? You will benefit from our student mentorship program for newly arrived students.
This program allows all students entering their first semester at INRS (regular program) are paired with a mentor. Wherever possible, all students enrolled in a short program, a DESS, a professional master’s degree or a master’s or doctoral research program benefit from mentoring.
In the weeks leading up to the start of your first term, you will be match with a colleague who knows INRS well: this person will be responsible for mentoring you! You don’t have to ask for pairing: it is automatic if you have confirmed your arrival. For international students, the Registrar’s Office must have received the study permit approval letter.
Pairing is based on the preferred language of communication; the background and previous experiences; and the program of study and the research team. The mentee can withdraw from mentoring, request a change of mentor, or decline an activity proposed by the mentor.
Normally, the term begins with fall semester and lasts for three semesters. It is renewable. New mentees are assigned to mentors for the winter semester. The main role of mentors is to help mentees socialize and get them involved, as well as to guide him/her to the right support person. To do this, they must:
During their mandate, mentors are well supervised and can always refer to their centre mentorship supervisor.
Have you been studying at INRS for a few semesters? Do you want to get involved in your university? Do you think that newcomers need to be supported?
To be a mentor is:
This is a volunteer commitment, but a letter of recognition along with a $400 scholarship will acknowledge the participation of all mentors afterwards! To support you in this role, you will receive a short training as well as coaching.
The 2021-2022 mentoring team is full, but you can already apply for next year in case a spot opens up. The 2022-2023 team will be formed in April 2022.
To qualify as a mentor, you must:
If you are interested in being a mentor for the 2022-2023 year, you can apply now. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022.
Applicants should send the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. A few paragraphs explaining:
2. Those enrolled in a program of study with research must notify their research supervisor of their application by email and copy email@example.com.
Have questions? Write to the Student Life Services.