The position of Academic Mentor allows upper-year students an opportunity to offer academic support and mentorship to first year students within their assigned residence.


General expectations and duties:

  • Available for duty from September until the exam period in December, and from January until the exam period in April.
  • Attend training sessions scheduled prior to serving in the role as well as any others scheduled throughout the academic year.
  • Build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with students in respective residences.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0
  • Hold regular office hours (a minimum of five hours per week).
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other residence life team members (e.g. Dons, RA’s) to identify and address the needs of students.
  • Work independently,in collaboration with other academic mentors and under the guidance of University staff (e.g. Residence Life Coordinator, Manager of Academic Support ) to develop and implement various residential activities and programs that foster an academic atmosphere in residence.
  • Foster a sense of academic and personal responsibility within residence

Specific duties:

  • Organize and/or lead help/tutoring sessions when identified as necessary by students.
  • Advise students on study skills (e.g. time management, reading, note-taking)
  • Create monthly bulletin boards to educate and create awareness about specific and general academic/university life skills and issues.
  • Design an appropriate meeting schedule for students.
  • Advise students on academic issues, within established guidelines
  • Refer students to appropriate resources for academic and personal support.
  • Document student issues raised/addressed in a weekly log, and follow-up with individual students involved, and with residence life staff when appropriate.
  • Be an active participant in house activities and meetings.


  • Experience working with and leading groups of people.
  • Experience living in a university residence setting.
  • Strong academic background and demonstrable academic skills.
  • Ability to respond to academic concerns in a confidential and diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.



Applications open January 16, 2018. If you are interested in applying, please contact Student Life for further details, or follow the direct link to the application below.



 Residence Position Applications