We are now accepting applications for both mentees and mentors for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program!

Deadline for the mentorship program is January 24, 2022.


We are currently looking for Rehabilitation Sciences trainees including MSc, PhD, MPT/PhD and Post-Doctoral fellows (PDF’s) who are interested in mentoring incoming MSc, PhD, MPT/PhD students, and PDF’s from Oct 2021 to Aug 2022. We feel that your recent experience navigating graduate school makes you an excellent resource for students entering our research-intensive program!

Mentorship Program Overview:

The Rehabilitation Sciences Mentorship Program is a yearlong mentorship program that intends to connect students for research skill development, opportunities for collaboration and networking, and career exploration. The program aims to assist new graduate students and PDF’s transition from previous university programs, or professional work, into the novel research-focused trainee environment. In addition, the program aims to support trainees at all stages of their research careers. The program incorporates face-to-face mentoring with online contact, networking events, and connections to career development resources including the annual RSEC Research Day.

Program Outcomes:

As a mentee, you will:

  • Connect with mentors from other research labs
  • Build and strengthen research skills, share experiences and learn from a fellow trainee’s challenges and achievements
  • Explore and gain clarity on academic, professional and personal plans
  • Have the opportunity to build academic and professional networks

As a mentor, you will:

  • Hone leadership and mentoring skills
  • Build contacts and develop connections
  • Contribute to the future of academia and student community by supporting peers

Program Requirements:

Mentors are encouraged to initiate contact at the start of the mentorship relationship. Going forward, both the mentee and mentor should actively connect with one another over the course the year.

  • Mentees and mentors should aim to meet in person at least once per term
  • Mentees and mentors should attend at least one RSEC hosted event per year
  • Mentors must aim to maintain at least one point of contact per month (for example, over email, phone, Zoom etc.)

Time Commitment

The mentorship relationship is developed over 1 year. The time commitment for mentors is a total of 15-20 hours. The time commitment for mentees is a total of 12-15 hours. The program begins will run from October 2021 to August 2022. The more you put into the program, the more you’ll get out of it!

For more information, please contact our Mentorship Program Coordinator: Linda Truong [linda.truong@ubc.ca]

Additional Resources

Stay tuned for additional resources for both mentors and mentees to get the most out of their mentorship relationship!