F. Mentorship

One of the primary roles that a university serves is to provide mentorship to students to help guide them to the next stage of their lives. That mentorship can help students in their academic work, but it can also support them socially, personally, and professionally. Relationships are what mentorship is all about and the initiatives contained in this section are designed to encourage those relationships between students, staff, and faculty. The challenge, however, as Ward, Thomas, and Disch (2014) have indicated, is that “each student is unique and faces a constellation of issues and challenges with respect to academic, career and personal dimensions of development.” We believe that coordinating our UPEI community relationships is the most effective mechanism for providing the mentorship that our students need and deserve.