Hello, and welcome to the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences mentorship program here at the University of Alberta! During the second year of the program running from September 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 we hope to improve the student experience in EAS and ensure better pastoral care. The EAS community takes pride in the positive connections between faculty members and students at all levels, which collectively contribute to a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. However, this strong community is not initially apparent to prospective or incoming students. As a result, there is a difficulty locating and navigating resources available to students such as program requirements, reporting processes, and mental health services. The EAS mentorship program will be the most effective way to approach and improve these problems within our department by providing a support network to undergraduate and graduate students in the form of mentors. Mentor-mentee relationships will work to bridge the gap in communication between various levels of the department body and improve the sense of community for all in EAS.
If you have any questions or concerns about the mentorship program please feel free to contact EASmentorship@gmail.com. If you missed the chance to participate as a mentee or mentor in the pilot program, everyone is able to view the handbook that provides a collection of resources on various topics from mental health to scholarships.