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Peer Helpers connect you with community!

December 13, 2021 — 

Looking for your link to the campus community? Let Peer Helpers be your connection!

Peer Helpers are students too – they hold weekly office hours and are available to meet virtually with any UM student.

Peer Helpers receive extensive training and professional development in the areas of interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, effective feedback and peer coaching.

As well-trained, experienced peers, these students can:

  • Connect with you about adjusting to term changes as a result of the pandemic and the strike / help you understand changes that were made to the term
  • Be a non-judgmental, listening ear
  • Share relevant stories and advice based on their personal student experiences
  • Show you how to meet new people and get involved on campus
  • Help you find the right campus resources and supports
Headshot of Prabhleen, a Peer Helper at Student Life

Prabhleen | Peer Helper, Student Life

Prabhleen Maingi, Peer Helper and 5th year Asper Student says, “If you’re feeling lonely and would appreciate a friendly talk, see a Peer Helper. Peer Helpers are fellow students going through the same process experiencing similar situations. They understand the value of having a listening ear with no judgements.”

Appointments are open to all students (undergrad or grad, any program/campus) at UM, International College of Manitoba (ICM), and English Language Centre (ELC). Bookings are usually 15-20 minutes and held through Teams. There is no cost to book an appointment.

To book a virtual appointment with a Peer Helper, visit our website, or go directly to our booking form. There are more than 18 Peer Helper virtual appointments available per week!

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