What is Spark?
Register for the Winter 2020 Mentorship program and meet new friends, learn about the transition into first year, and get to know upper-year mentors.
Regardless if you are a part of the Mentorship Program or not, our events and workshops are open to all first year students!
What is our mentorship program?
The Spark Mentorship Program strives to connect small groups of first-year students with upper-year mentors for weekly sessions that cover a wide range of topics and activities. The program will not only help first-year students build a stronger peer support network, it will also introduce participants to a wide range of involvement opportunities. Ideally, Spark will help first-year students connect with other students, learn about campus resources, and build lifelong friendships.
What is the program’s structure?
The mentorship program spans 10 weeks, with each week exploring a unique theme. Once students register, they will be put into a group of about 10 first-year students from different backgrounds; different faculties, residences/off-campus, and programs. Each group will be paired with two upper year Team Leaders for the term. The upper-year students you connect with will also be available to support you outside of the program, as well as following its completion. Spark strives to help incoming students find a supportive community on campus by connecting them to upper-year students, and to each other.
Your group will have the same meeting time and day each week (one night between Mon-Thurs, 6:30-8pm) where you will explore a unique theme related to university success. You will have the opportunity to indicate your session night preference when registering for the program, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule!
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