Student Leadership

Updated September 3, 2020 (COVID Information/Update)

Peer Mentors are available for virtual appointments. Please contact Umme at lead@tru.ca to book an appointment. Once your email is received you will receive an email confirmation from the Learning Strategist.
For the latest information on COVID-19 and the impacts to TRU, please visit tru.ca/covid19.

TRU Peer Mentors Workshop Series

The TRU Peer Mentors demonstrate initiative, innovation, and creativity on a daily basis on our campus. Peer Mentor Programs include Social Media Ambassadors, Indigenous Peer Mentors, Writing Centre Tutors and many more!

Click here to get involved in a Peer Mentor Program

TRU Peer Mentors or students interested in getting involved in leadership opportunities, developing skills, or professional development are welcome to attend the following workshops:

Workshop

Description

Date

Time

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Policy and Professional Conduct

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with an overview on TRU policies that pertain to their work.
Facilitator: Cathy Auld, Student Case Manager (Student Affairs).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

August 31, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Storytelling and Social Media

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with practical skills in articulating their stories to promote services and programming offered by Peer Mentor groups.

Facilitators: Alicia Ashcroft, Writer and Storyteller (FSD) & Dea DiGiovanni, CO-OP Student (FSD).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

August 31, 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with basic understanding on how to support and refer any sexualized violence disclosures.

Facilitator: Sarah Coyle, SVPR Manager (FSD)

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 1, 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Universal Design for Learning

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with a framework to improve and optimize teaching, services, and programming for all students. 

Facilitator: Sarah Walz, Director - Student Access & Academic Supports (FSD).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 1, 2020

3:00pm - 4:30pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Anti-Discrimination Training

Provides knowledge of anti-oppression theory, systemic inequality, and positionality, as well as anti-racist skills to TRU Peer Mentors when working with students of diverse backgrounds.

Facilitator: Dylan Robinson, Equity Coordinator (TRUSU).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 2, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Managing Priorities and Self-Care for Leaders

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with insight into reflective practices that can help them balance their commitments and practice good self-care.

Facilitator: Susan Butland, Counsellor (FSD).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 2, 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Referral Skills and Boundaries

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with skills on how to refer students to support services in an effective and timely manner whilst also maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Facilitator: Pamela Fry, Learning Strategist - Early Alert (FSD).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 3, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm

TRU Peer Mentor Training Series: Indigenous Protocols

Provides TRU Peer Mentors with a deeper understanding of Indigenous protocols such as how to make a territorial acknowledgement, how to interact with Elders, when and how to present tobacco offerings, how to participate in smudging, and navigating House 5.

Facilitators: Tina Matthew, Executive Director (Office of Indigenous Education) & Vernie Clement, Supervisor - Indigenous Student Development (FSD).

LINK to Bluejeans here.

September 3, 2020

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Other Opportunities to Get Involved:

LinkedIn Learning: Leadership Development Playlist

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