Science Mentor Program

Are you a newcomer to the U of A and eager to make the most of your university experience? Look no further! Our Science Mentorship Program is here to guide you every step of the way.

What makes our Science Mentors stand out?

🤝 A Diverse Team of Science Mentors: Our program is fueled by a passionate and diverse group of Science Mentors who are dedicated to creating a warm and inclusive environment for all newcomers. With mentors from various backgrounds and disciplines, you'll find the perfect match to support your unique journey.

🎓 Proven Peer Mentorship: Research has shown that peer mentorship directly contributes to student progression and success. By being a part of our Science Mentorship Program, you gain access to invaluable guidance and support, helping you thrive in the campus community.

💪 Motivated, Resourceful, and Engaged Mentors: Our Science Mentors are not just volunteers; they are driven, resourceful, and fully engaged in your success. Their genuine care and enthusiasm for your growth will empower you to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

📚 Personalized Support Throughout the Year: Imagine having a senior student mentor to lean on throughout your academic journey. Our Science Mentors offer one-on-one support, helping you navigate university life with confidence and clarity.

🎉 Collaboration for Success: The Science Mentorship Program is a joint initiative between the esteemed Faculty of Science and the Interdepartmental Science Students' Society. With the combined expertise of these institutions, you can trust that your success is in capable hands.

🚀 Don't miss this chance to flourish! Join the Science Mentorship Program today and embark on a transformational journey of growth and belonging. 🚀

Let's make your university experience exceptional! Together, we'll make your time at university truly unforgettable! Request your mentor HERE. *Please note, you must be signed in to your University of Alberta Gmail account to access this form.

Science Student Mentors have made a big impact in the lives of first year Science students. Check out perspectives from some of our previous mentees:

“My science mentor showed me ways to get involved by sharing his experience and directing my efforts.” 

“My science mentor was an excellent listener, and he was able to connect with me when I was overwhelmed.”

“Being an international student, coming to university in Canada was met with excitement and nervousness. I was very grateful to have a mentor throughout my first year. She was my go-to person. I remember the first day of school when she showed me around campus. She shared study tips, favorite classes, and even her favorite spots to study and eat on campus. I can't thank her enough for everything my Science Mentor has done for me."


Who are science mentors?
A science mentor is an upper-year science student who has experience with university life and is interested in supporting your success. Mentors are selected from an extensive application and interview process on the basis of their campus involvement and academic experiences. All mentors participate in training prior to being matched with a mentee.

Note: Student mentors are not able to assist with questions related to the specifics of program admissions, transfer credits, course prerequisites, and all other academic issues. For program planning, degree requirements, and course selection, general students please see a Student Advisor in the Faculty of Science.
How do I request a mentor?
If you’re interested in being matched with a Science Mentor, please apply HERE. *Please note, you must be signed in to your University of Alberta Gmail account to access this form. Once your application has been received, you will be matched to a Science Student Mentor. Your assigned mentor will send initial communication to your UAlberta email account shortly before classes commence. Please email if you have any questions.
How do I become a mentor?
Becoming a science mentor is a great way to get involved in your campus community and make a difference in the first-year experience of a new student. Please see more information on becoming a mentor here.