Be a Mentor

It starts with you
With your support and mentoring, along with building clusters of talent, you can assist in increasing diversity and success. At Canadian universities, STEM faculties have already been working to build strong mentorship connections to bring more women to STEM careers and academia – this type of support works!

For the IBET PhD Project to be successful, we need mentorship support from both our industrial partners and academic colleagues. By having supportive academics and professionals who have gone through the rigorous doctoral process, we expect our young scholars will be even more successful.

A network of support will be a key part of building an environment of acceptance and connectivity.

Our IBET PhD Project Mentorship Program will provide high-quality mentorship and connect students with:

  • Outstanding research groups and professors
  • Industry research mentors
  • Government research centres
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business organizations and associations
  • Combined industry and academic supervision

This will provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors and industry leaders.

Faculty members will serve as role models in attracting and mentoring Indigenous and Black students, whilst simultaneously preparing said students to enter a diverse workplace and society. They can also help to identify key networking opportunities, such as attending annual conferences.

Additional training that mentors can provide is CV/resume advice, tips on building professional online profiles on various social media platforms, strategies for networking both in-person and online, and future job search/application tips.

For more information on the IBET Mentorship Program, please visit our Mentorship Program: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

A key part of the success of the IBET PhD Project is mentorship with support from both our industrial partners and academic colleagues.

By having supportive academics and professionals who have gone through the rigorous doctoral process helping them through the process, we expect our young scholars will be even more successful. Check out our Mentor FAQ if you have any further questions.

To begin the process of becoming an IBET mentor, please provide us with the following information. We will review the information and, should your application be successful, we will get in touch with you with the next steps. Thank you for your support.