Frequently Asked Questions

      How can I find out more about the mentorship program?

Sign up for our LISTERV! Once becoming a member of the SSGSA, you can sign up for the Veterinarian Mentoring Branch’s LISTERV. Via email, you’ll receive all of the information you need when it comes to our mentorship program and events.

                   When will the mentorship program start?

The mentorship program will be starting on October 4th, 2021

               How long will the mentorship program run for?

The mentorship program will run until March 31st, 2022

Can I extend my mentorship for a second year without signing up again?

Unfortunately, no. The SSGSA aims to provide all members with equal access to our mentorship programs. This means that we cannot save spots for previous mentees that would like to participate in the program again. Previous mentees will have to sign up with other new applicants, if they would like to participate in the program again. Everyone who is interested in the program will have access to sign ups at the same time.

                    When will sign ups start for this program?

You will have access to sign up for this program starting 

                 Do I need to pay to be a part of the program?

No, there is no fee to participate in our mentorship program. The mentorship program requires that you be a member, which would mean that you would have paid a membership fee, unless exclusions apply to you. Beyond the membership fee which allows you to participate in the SSGSA’s events/programs for free or at a discounted price, there are no additional fees required for you to participate in this mentorship program.

  Can I participate in more than 1 of the SSGSA’s mentorship programs?

No, you cannot. In order to provide as many University of Guelph students with the opportunity to participate in our mentorship programs, we have limited members to participating in 1 mentorship program each. This means that if you would like to participate in the Veterinarian Mentoring Branch’s mentorship program, you cannot participate in one of the Health Mentoring Branch’s mentorship programs at the same time.

                        How will I be paired with my mentor?

The online mentorship platform called Mentornity will pair you up with your mentor.

                            How will my mentor and I meet?

You and your mentor will meet regularly through the Mentornity platform.

        How often and how long will my mentor and I meet for?

You and your mentor will meet twice a month for 1 hour per meeting

   Who can I contact if I’m having issues with mentornity or my mentor?

If you are having issues with Mentornity or your mentor, you can contact [email protected]

     I have other questions that aren’t answered on this page. Who can I contact?

If you have any other questions, you can contact [email protected]

                            What are your terms and conditions?

Mentors and mentees will be given contracts to sign stating the rules and guidelines regarding the mentorship program