Apply Now: Computer Science Peer Mentor

Arts & Science Peer Mentor Program

The Arts & Science Peer Mentor Program is now accepting applications for Computer Science mentors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Peer mentors are upper-year students who are matched up with small groups of first-year students in the same discipline from the first year Learning Communities program. As a peer mentor, you will have the opportunity to connect and serve as a role model for first year Computer Science students and help guide them on their university journey.

Who are Peer Mentors?

Peer Mentors are upper-year undergraduate students who act as “expert learners”. A typical Peer Mentor will spend 3 -5 hours per week on mentorship related activities; this includes preparation time, LC Hour time and regular training and professional development. The role of a Peer Mentor is different than that of an Instructor, Tutor or Teaching Assistant. Peer Mentors are facilitators. As a mentor you will be facilitating sessions, leading discussions and sharing your experiences. Peer Mentors will help first-year students form a community, make important connections, and achieve a sense of belonging on campus.

Incentives to become a peer mentor include gaining Leadership and Facilitation Skills, Honorariums, obtain valuable references, certificate of recognition, and professional development outside the classroom.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017, 4:30 pm.

More information about the Peer Mentor Program can be found online:

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Thompson ( or Brittany Melnyk (