Peer Mentor Network

The Peer Mentor Network (PMN) is a drop-in center for students in History modules and History courses who require assistance with essay writing, exam preparation, note-taking, presentation skills, and other course-related outputs. The Peer Mentors will also connect students to other campus resources should they require Academic Counselling or Wellness Supports.

Peer Mentors
The Department of History is looking for four volunteer Peer Mentors for the Fall term.  The Peer Mentors will work 2-4 hours a week at the PMN.  The Peer Mentors will receive an honorarium of $400.

Peer Mentor Coordinator
The Department of History is looking for one volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator for the Fall term.  The Peer Mentor Coordinator will work 2-4 hours a week at the PMN, with an additional 2 hours outside of the PMN coordinating the network by scheduling the Peer Mentor shifts, booking student appointments, and ensuring the smooth running of the network. The Peer Mentor Coordinator will receive an honorarium of $500.


  • Enrolled in year 4 of a History module – preference will be given to Honours students (History, International Relations, and American Studies)
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills

The Peer Mentoring Network will be open October – December (throughout the December exam schedule).
Anyone interested in applying for the position of Peer Mentor or Peer Mentor Coordinator must be able to dedicate the above mentioned hours each week.
The Network will operate out of Lawson Hall and will be available for in-person and virtual appointments.

How to Apply:

Interested students should send their applications to by Friday September 15, 2023 with the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing sample – a graded essay or a paper from any History course at the 3000 level or above
  • The names of two professors we can contact for a reference

A subcommittee of the History Undergraduate Committee will select the Peer Mentors and Coordinator.

If you have any questions about the positions or the PMN please contact Rebecca Hicks, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, or 519-661-2111 x84962.