The Peer Academic Mentoring Program is a wonderful initiative lead by the Student’s Representative Council, overseen by the Head Peer Academic Mentor and the VPAA.
The PAM program was established because we felt there was a gap between students and the faculty that needed to be closed. Students often found themselves wondering about the complexities of the university or were simply worried about how they were doing academically, not knowing where to turn for help.
For this reason, the SRC looked to develop an initiative that builds on a core value of the Bishop’s community: students helping other students. Our mentors are mature and understanding of the daily stresses of being a student and are well educated in dealing with concerns that students often have. These individuals are able to help you with a variety of different things such as assisting you in reading the academic calendar, picking your classes and organizing your schedule, helping you contact your department chair and giving you information about other student resources on campus!
Our goal as a program is to act as a liaison between the student body and administrative staff and faculty of the university. We are your experts on policies and procedures at Bishop’s and if we can’t answer a question you have, we know someone that can!
Drop by our office in Mackinnon 111 anytime from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Wednesday or, book an appointment with your program specific mentor at busrc.com/mentorship