Peer Mentor Program

Learn from a pro — get paired with an upper-year student in your academic program.

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All new-to-UBCO students (including transfer and mature students) have the option to be paired with an upper-year student in the same academic program.

Peer mentors are seasoned, upper year students who are UBC Okanagan campus experts. Your peer mentor is here to answer your non-academic questions and keep you in the loop around upcoming events and opportunities for involvement on campus.

sign up for your peer mentor

what to expect from your Peer Mentor

Your peer mentor will be one of the first faces you meet on campus. Usually, your peer mentor will guide your campus tour during Create and will introduce you to other students in your faculty.

Once classes start, your peer mentor is on hand to help with:

  • Questions about events, activities, and support services on campus
  • Tips, tricks, and helpful hints they’ve learned as a student
  • Sharing upcoming events and opportunities for involvement on campus via weekly email
  • Finding the right resource or department whenever you face a challenge, need help, or want to learn about opportunities for growth

How it works

Once you opt-in to the program, you can expect to receive your first email from your peer mentor starting in July.

If you have opted in to the program but have not been contacted by your peer mentor, or would like to opt-in to the program, please email the Student Experience Office at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca so we can put you in touch with your peer mentor as soon as possible.

Sarah, Peer Mentor, Third Year Visual Arts (Left)

“Don’t be afraid to get involved on campus. It is a great way to meet and make connections with other like-minded student leaders and to explore interests and passions beyond your academic studies.”

Melany, Peer Mentor, Third Year Science (Right)

“Don’t be scared to try new things or to make mistakes—this is the best way to learn more about yourself and grow as a person. There are so many opportunities for students to explore and follow their passions; take advantage of them.”

Information for faculty & staff

Refer a student
If you know a student who you think would benefit from having a peer mentor, contact us at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca.

Get student input
Peer mentors are highly motivated and trained student leaders whose role allow them to learn from their peers (upper years) and their mentees (mostly first and second year). If you would like to hear their feedback or opinion to inform your practices, contact us at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca.

Event and program support
Peer mentors may be willing to support you with your special events or programs during the year. For more information, contact us at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca.

Information dissemination and promotion
Peer Mentors share accurate and timely information with their mentees every week. To request that they add information about your program, event, or department, contact us at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca.


Similarly, Peer Mentors may request your support to promote their own initiatives and to better support their mentees. We look forward to working together with you to provide a better experience for the entire campus community.

For further details and inquiries, contact us at getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca.