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Women in Engineering Peer Mentoring

Women in Engineering Peer Mentorship program connects first-year women engineering students with upper-year women students in engineering. Peer Mentors have achieved success throughout their university career and are knowledgeable of the many resources on campus. This year mentorship is also open to second-years to have an upper-year mentor as well to expand on professional development. 

Peer Mentors are committed to providing positive guidance to mentees by connecting them to various aspects of the Ontario Tech engineering student experience through either face-to-face meetings or through online communication. Peer Mentors will aid students in identifying difficulties, setting goals, facilitate access to campus resources and build confidence in the students’ strengths and abilities. Peer Mentors will encourage mentees to be engaged, self-advocating learners; both inside and outside the classroom. 

Registration opens in late August - early September. 


More Information

  • For First and Second Year Students

    As a first-year woman engineering student, you will be partnered with an upper-year peer mentor.  This experience will give you the opportunity to learn about the university community, its resources, and to develop positive experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Regular one-to-one, small group, and large group activities and events will take place, facilitated by your peer mentors and staff from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

    If you are interested in being connected with a mentor, please contact Madeline Sialtsis, Program Assistant for Women in Engineering and Engineering Outreach. 


  • For Upper Year Students

    Women in Engineering Peer Mentors are trained, upper-year students from FEAS who provide support for incoming, first-year engineering undergraduate students at Ontario Tech.

    The Women in Engineering Peer Mentor volunteer position offers opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the chance to earn involvement record recognition and references (including letters) from the program manager.

    You might be interested in being a mentor if you meet the following criteria:

    • Are a current, upper-year undergraduate student (second year or higher);
    • High academic standing; 
    • Strong knowledge of Ontario Tech’s academic requirements, campus services, and co-curricular programming;
    • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation and enthusiasm; 
    • Promote academic and lifestyle balance;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills;
    • A solid understanding of the first-year experience. 

    If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact Madeline Sialtsis, Women in Engineering & Outreach Coordinator.