The RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program

Peer to peer learning has been shown to be a powerful force in student development and growth. (Koring and Campbell 2005). New university students who have the opportunity to work with a peer mentor achieve higher grades and are more likely to complete their studies than students who are not mentored.

In light of these results, The Arts Advice Centre, generously supported by the RBC Foundation, has developed the RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program that pairs senior students with newcomers to provide the support, guidance and friendship needed to ease the adjustment to university life, and foster learning and success.

Peer mentors

Peer mentors receive training, work closely with university staff, gain leadership experience, serve as role models, and get the satisfaction of helping others succeed.

 Become a peer mentor

Talented group of W13 Arts Peer Mentors
Our talented group of Winter 2014 Arts Peer Mentors
with Elaine Newman, Director of Arts Advice and
Joanna Hawkins, Arts Advisor

Peer mentees

Mentees have someone to turn to for support when they are met with the challenges of university life. They receive personalized guidance from their peer mentor, which helps reduce loneliness and anxiety, speed up integration into the UFV community, and boost academic achievement.

Meet your mentors

Become a mentee

For more information about the RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program, contact Veronica Moore at veronica.moore@ufv.ca

 

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