Our mentorship program is a talent development program or opportunity that pairs skilled, knowledgeable mentors with mentees who can learn from them.

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all learners (undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows), faculty and staff. High standards of professionalism are expected of all members of the Faculty of Medicine community. To ensure a safe, supportive and positive learning environment, all members of the Faculty must uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour consistent with the values of the University of Ottawa.

One of the most important mentoring relationships a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow has is with their research supervisor. Together, learners and research mentors can foster a professional relationship centered around learning, critical thinking and excellence in research.

The Faculty of Medicine has a ZERO tolerance for mistreatment of any kind.

Here you will find information about the roles and responsibilities for both research supervisors and learners, the difference between mentoring/teaching and mistreatment, and how to report unprofessional behaviour.

Let’s work together to put strong mentorship first.

Mentoring Programs

The Graduate Student Councils, the Faculty Wellness Program and the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Studies Office are pleased to offer the Grad Buddies Mentorship Program, a peer-to-peer mentoring program matching senior graduate students or postdoctoral fellows from all programs with new students.

The purpose of this program is to help new students navigate their program and academic milestones, providing ground-floor knowledge of what to expect, potential pitfalls and how to get around them.

Learn More about the Grad Buddies Mentoring Program

Student in Lab

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are pleased to offer a vertical Mentorship Program, to undergraduate students in TMM, new and senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The vertical mentoring program aims to match learners with mentors who are one step ahead in the career trajectory. As such, postdoctoral fellows will be matched with faculty members and alumni mentors working in government and industry, senior graduate students with postdoctoral fellows, new graduate students with senior graduate students, and undergraduates with graduate students with the objective of supporting success and skill building towards career of choice.

More information coming soon.

Student in Lab