Become a Mentor!

September 17, 2015

As we know, we live, work and learn in a very global society and to truly be successful today, students need to develop and/or enhance their intercultural competencies. Our current and future students need to be able to interact effectively and appropriately with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and have the ability to recognize, acknowledge, respect and incorporate an understanding of world views and their impact on relationships.

Aligned with these principles, Diversity and Intercultural Services offers two programs I would like to highlight:

1. The Intercultural Mentorship Program (IMP)

A one-on-one partnership between a Canadian-raised student (local mentor) and an immigrant/international student (global mentor).

Benefits:

  • You give, gain and grow so much in a short time, commitment is only 10 hours of time over the course of a term
  • Broaden your intercultural skills by learning about another culture while sharing your knowledge, skills and perspective of your own
  • Develop your communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Create an opportunity for friendship while fostering the personal and professional growth of someone else
  • Add to your resume (stand out from the rest) and obtain a reference
  • Have FUN while making a difference in another student’s life
  • Two Awards X $500 are available for partnerships that demonstrate the “spirit” of mentorship

To obtain additional information or to sign up for the IMP please visit: www.rrc.ca/imp – please note the sign up deadline for this term is September 17, 2015!

2. Step Out Of Your Box Program (SOYB)

A great opportunity to promote diversity, challenge stereotypes and help build a socially involved and responsible campus, workplace and society!

Benefits:

  • Build your own adventure while exploring a new dimension of diversity
  • Enhance your understanding of the multiple layers of diversity
  • Develop respectful and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Connect with others in a meaningful way that builds skills and develops an awareness and an understanding of the diverse world we live in
  • Become a leader and advocate for a “diversity” cause
  • Add to your resume (stand out from the rest) and obtain a reference
  • Four Awards X $500 are available for students who demonstrate active involvement and who step out of their comfort zone to make a difference!

To obtain additional information or to sign up please visit: www.rrc.ca/soyb

GIVE. GAIN. GROW. BE A MENTOR