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Become a Mentee

Three BIPOC students walking up the stairs of Henry Hicks building


Are you a graduate student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour (BIPOC)? This program offers BIPOC graduate students the chance to develop a Mentoring relationship for professional growth. As a Mentee, you'll receive guidance, support, networking opportunities, skill development and expanded perspectives. The program runs from October to May; however, you can continue the Mentoring relationship beyond the program's completion if both parties agree.

BIPOC Graduate Student Mentoring Academy Program Preview Event
Join us for an in-person information session on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) Atrium - North Tower, 1344 Summer St, NS, B3H OA8 featuring an overview of the program, guest speakers including previous mentor and mentee, networking, supper and more. Registration required!
Register here.


To be eligible to be a Mentee, you must:

  • Self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or Person of Colour (BIPOC)
  • Be enrolled in a graduate program at Dalhousie University

Your role as a Mentee is to:

  • Schedule and maintain regular appointments with Mentor
  • Maintain confidentiality of discussions.
  • Collaborate with Mentor to establish clear academic and professional development goals.
  • Identify needs and barriers to goal achievement.
  • Actively seek assistance from the Mentor when needed.
  • Take ownership of personal career development.
  • Show respect, appreciation, and openness to feedback.
  • Understand that the Mentor may have other commitments that could affect availability.
  • Engage thoughtfully and openly with Mentor's advice.
  • Share knowledge, experiences, and provide constructive feedback to the Mentor.

To sign up to be a Mentee, complete the Mentee application form. You will be added to our list and contacted once the program is initiated and you are matched with a Mentor.

Applications for the 2023-24 program will be open from August 1 to September 22, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact