BES Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentorship Program has been designed with the first year student in mind.

New students in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) Program are partnered with trained Peer Mentors who are in their 3rd or 4th year of the BES Program. The Peer Mentors have excellent leadership qualities and excel academically. Mentors will provide our first year students (mentees) with the friendly support they need to help them navigate university life.

If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor, please read below.

As a Peer Mentor you will:

  1. Provide guidance and support to new students (mentees)
  2. Help students adjust to university life and York University
  3. Provide information to mentees on available academic support services, social and recreational opportunities on campus
  4. Show leadership skills at annual Orientation held late August or early September for new students

By being a Peer Mentor, you will gain the following benefits:

  1. Learn about student advising
  2. Develop exceptional communication skills sought by employers
  3. Learn about the various resources at university
  4. Develop confidence by assisting other students
  5. Meet other students

If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor for the Faculty of Environmental Studies, please contact the Student Success Coordinator.

If you are interested in requesting a Peer Mentor, please read below.

Why ask for a Peer Mentor?

  1. You will meet new people in your program
  2. You will learn more about the BES program
  3. You will learn to communicate better

By being a Peer Mentee, you will gain the following benefits:

  1. Learn how to network with other students
  2. You will receive the support you need in your first year
  3. Learn about the various resources at university
  4. Develop confidence by asking questions

To request a Peer Mentor, please contact the Student Success Coordinator.

Meet our peer mentors