Resources for LMP student mentoring
These are resources designed to support LMP students and their mentors taking part in our mentoring programs.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss our programs or resources, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the LMP Graduate Mentoring Program.
Professionalism and expectations
A good mentoring relationship starts with mutual respect. We have outlined some of the basic expectations related to mentoring.
Approaching your mentor
It can be daunting to get in touch with someone you don't know. If you're not sur where to start, here is a draft email you can tailor to make that introduction.
Ensure you complete a meeting log each time you meet your mentor, whether online, by phone or in person. You need this for CCR accreditation for your transcript. This will be kept confidential.
Structuring your meetings is important to get the most out of the experience and to not waste your mentor's time. We've put together some ideas on what you should cover in your first and last meetings.
Don't know how to get started? Here are some conservation-starting questions you can try.
Getting the most out of mentoring
You will get out of a mentoring relationship what you put in. Having a plan or goals in mind is important.
Planning your mentoring relationship can help you think about some of the goals and steps you can focus on.
The Goals Tracking Sheet can help you think about your goals.
There are a few training programs available for student mentors and mentees that are CCR (Co-Curricular Record) eligible. These are organised by UofT Student Life.
- Talking to new people (mentor and mentee)
- Maximizing Mentorship Workshops (mentee focussed)
- Mentorship Foundations Training (mentor focussed)
These are links and ideas for further reading, inspiration or training in mentoring.
Using The Individual Development Plan (IDP) from Science Careers
Individual Development Plans from CIHR
Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR)Created to strengthen the University of Toronto's systems of support for student mental health and informed by the
University of Toronto Student Mental Health Strategy and Framework.
Everyday Tips for Equity-Minded Scholars Strengthening your equity, diversity and inclusion skills as a scholar, thought leader and mentor will build a foundation for your professional growth, writes U of T's Nana Lee.