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Find a mentor

About Mentoring

Discover the keys to building a successful career and find guidance on succeeding at UBC through a Mentoring Program. Mentoring programs match students with an industry mentor and/or faculty mentor to help you build your network, develop leadership skills, and learn more about your university.

Who can participate?

All students can participate in a mentorship program. 

Why participate?

  • Receive mentoring from faculty or industry professional

  • Network with faculty or industry mentors

  • Explore career paths

  • Develop mentoring and leadership skills

  • Get career advice

  • Discover extracurricular activities on campus

  • Clarify educational plans

  • Connect with fellow students

  • Get tips on managing classes

  • Receive advice on finding jobs

How do I participate?

Review the list of faculty and department Mentoring Programs and visit the website or email the coordinator for more information.

Some helpful resources for your mentoring experience:

Download the Mentoring Agreement and Code of Conduct.

Download the Mentoring Student Handbook to educate yourself about what you can expect from the program, including guidelines for establishing a relationship with your mentor.

Online Mentoring Program

Connect via UBC Hub’s Ten Thousand Coffees

Join the network of UBC students and alumni at Ten Thousand Coffees, a digital platform to connect students and professionals to have meaningful conversations in-person or online. This flexible mentoring and networking website is here to help you make connections and expand your network.

Faculty-specific programs

Computer ScienceTri-Mentoring Program

For the following students: Computer Science undergraduates and graduates

For the following mentors: Technology professionals who have a degree in Computer Science or a related field

Contact: Michele Ng, mng@cs.ubc.ca

Engineering Mentoring Program

For the following students: Engineering undergraduates and graduates

For the following mentors: Engineers in industry or academia

ContactEngineering Mentoring Programs 

Film Mentoring Program

For the following students: Film Production undergraduates

For the following mentors: UBC Film Production alumni working in the industry

Contact: Sarah Crauder, sarah.crauder@ubc.ca

Forestry Mentoring Program

For the following students: Forest Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, Wood Products Processing, Forest Resources Management, Forest Operations students, and Urban Forestry

For the following mentors: UBC Forestry alumni, industry professionals and researchers

ContactForestry Tri-Mentoring Program  

Kinesiology Mentoring Program

For the following students: School of Kinesiology students

For the following mentors: Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Recreation & Physical Education alumni

Contact: Kinesiology Mentorship Program

Land and Food Systems Tri-Mentoring Program

For the following students: LFS students in second-year and above, including graduate students

For the following mentors: Professionals in fields related to Land and Food Systems

ContactLFS Tri-Mentoring Program

Science Mentoring Programs

For the following students: Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science

For the following mentors: UBC alumni, graduate students, teachers, and other industry/faculty members

Contact: Science Mentoring Programs

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

For the following students: Students in MCRP (Masters of Community and Regional Planning)

For the following mentors: Professionals in fields related to planning

ContactMCRP Mentoring Program

Multidisciplinary Programs

Golden Key International, UBC chapter

For the following students: Students in the Golden Key International Honour Society (members and new inductees) as well as any UBC students

For the following mentors: Golden Key International alumni or honorary members and other local professionals

Contact: Hannah Goodridge, Chimedum Ohaegbu, and Joanna Xia, ubcgktrimentoring@gmail.com

UBC Sustainability Challenge *

For the following students: All UBC undergraduate and graduate students

For the following mentors: UBC Staff, faculty, alumni and community members

Contact: Kshamta Hunter, kshamta.hunter@ubc.ca

*The UBC Sustainability Challenge is a project-based program.

Off-campus mentoring programs

Contact us

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Current Service Update

Career Advising & Drop-In Services  

In support of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers has suspended all in-person operations and has transitioned services to online delivery. The physical CSI&C will remain closed until further notice. 

Career Advisors remain committed to supporting you with your questions and curiosities during this time.

  • Career advising is accessible through phone, Skype and Zoom, along with webinar options.
  • Same-day career advising available daily from 1pm – 3pm. Sign-up begins at 9:00AM.

Sign up in advance or on the day-of through CareersOnline.

For additional support, please email csic.support@ubc.ca or phone 604-822-4011 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Student Services


Telephone: 604 822 4011

Brock Hall
Room 1036, 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1