The Research Excellence Cluster in Vision is partnering with the Disabilities United Collective to enhance their Mentorship Program. With a shared vision of fostering inclusivity and diversity within the academic landscape, we are creating a new avenue to link students with disabilities with senior undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and UBC alumni in the Research Excellence Cluster in Vision. By pairing our researchers with aspiring individuals from the Disabilities United Collective, this Mentorship Program will open new linkages for aspiring students. Through this program, we aim to create a supportive environment that not only cultivates professional growth but also cultivates lasting relationships and a stronger commitment to inclusivity within our academic community.
In Disabilities United Collective´s Mentorship Program, disabled UBC students are paired with senior undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and UBC alumni based on shared areas of study, disability/health condition, identity, and common interests. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to guide and support a mentee throughout the academic year. The mentorship will involve at least three meetings in the school year (September 2023 to April 2024) where you can discuss obstacles, answer questions, provide professional development assistance, and build a strong connection. The dates, locations, and length of these meetings will be determined by the mentor-mentee pairs, and Disabilities United Collective will provide supplemental materials to support these interactions. Your expertise and guidance will be invaluable in empowering disabled students to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
To learn more about the Mentorship Program in the past academic year follow the link below.
To apply as a mentor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click "Apply" button: