For every incoming cohort the AGSU arranges for new students to have a more senior grad student as a mentor. Being a mentor or mentee is completely voluntary, and can involve varying levels of interaction. The primary event takes place following the Orientation Day program offered by the department in early September. Mentors can then answer any questions a mentee might have concerning grad school, U of T, and grad life in general. The mentor will also act as a contact for future advice and concerns.
Students will be matched according to sub-discipline or specific topics of interest that are listed on our mentorship form. New and current students are contacted before September to request participation. We hope that our mentorship program provides students with the contacts and support they need to feel confident about starting their grad career.