Find a mentor

About mentorship

Mentorship can help you connect with people and places through stories. Through mentorship, you can participate in conversations and learn from other's experiences that help you develop and practice skills, meet new people, and determine what matters to you.

You can learn a lot from other people’s stories and experiences. Discover the keys to building a meaningful life and successful career, and find guidance on succeeding at UBC through mentorship. Watch the YouTube video on how the UBC Tri-Mentoring program helped students and mentors alike.

Top reasons to find a mentor

  • Find out how to search for work that relates to your studies and reflects your motivations,
  • Build authentic relationships and expand your network, and
  • Discover which career options will make a decent living and adapt to the changing labour market.

Mentorship programs at UBC

UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees

The UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees is a platform available to all students in addition to Faculty-based mentoring programs.

Once you sign up to the platform, matches are made each month automatically and optimized to your preferences. Introductions are guided with suggested talking points. You can meet your match in-person, online, or speak to them on the phone. You will get feedback for things you did well on and things you can improve on after each meeting.

How to sign up

  1. Create a free profile on The UBC Hub.
  2. Select your area of study or industry, interests, and goals.
  3. Receive a match to someone relevant to your profile.
  4. Browse thousands of member profiles and connect directly through the message feature.

See the Terms of Use for the platform.

Mentors related to your faculty or program

To join a Faculty Mentorship Program, review the list of faculty and department programs, visit the website, and email the coordinator for more information.

Computer Science Tri-Mentoring Program

Computer Science undergraduates and graduates are connected to technology professionals who have a degree in Computer Science or a related field. 

For more information, contact Michele Ng at mng@cs.ubc.ca.

Engineering Mentoring Program

Engineering undergraduates and graduates are connected to industry and academic engineers.

For more information, see Engineering Mentoring Programs.

Film Mentoring Program

Film production undergraduates are connected to UBC Film Production alumni working in the industry.

For more information, contact Sarah Crauder at sarah.crauder@ubc.ca.

Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program

Forestry undergraduates are connected to UBC Forestry alumni, industry professionals, and researchers.

For more information, see Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program.

Kinesiology Mentoring Program

Kinesiology students are connected to Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Recreation & Physical Education alumni.

For more information, see Kinesiology Mentorship Program.

Land and Food Systems Tri-Mentoring Program

Land and Food Systems (LFS) students in second-year and above, including graduate students, are connected to professionals in fields related to LFS.

For more information, see LFS Tri-Mentoring Program.

Science Mentoring Programs

Science undergraduates are connected to UBC alumni, graduate students, faculty members, and other industry professionals.

For more information, explore mentorship programs.

The School of Community and Regional Planning’s MCRP Mentoring Program

Masters of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) students are connected to professionals in fields related to planning. 

For more information, see MCRP Mentoring Program.

Mentorship resources

Download the Mentorshiping Student Handbook (pdf) which can help you maximize your learning in a mentoring program. 

This guide provides tips and strategies for building a relationship with a mentor, reflecting on your experience, and identifying life goals. You can make the most of other experiences by applying some of the tools presented in this guide.

If you have questions