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Memorial University launching innovative student-focused program

Ref. No. 106

DATE:     Mar. 1, 2002
SUBJECT:     Memorial University launching innovative student-focused program

Memorial University is poised to help students with two major life transitions that from high school to university, and from university into professional careers.

A new program launched by MUN's Department of Career Development and Experiential Learning will see Grade 12 students matched with senior MUN students for advice and information about life on the St. John's campus. The MUN students, in turn, will be mentored by Memorial alumni from a variety of career sectors.

The program, known as "Tri-mentoring" to reflect the three levels of participation, will be formally launched as a pilot project with Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:45 a.m. Memorial's Tri-mentoring program is the first of its kind in Canada.

"We hope that Tri-mentoring at Memorial will get valuable information, knowledge and advice to interested high school and university students through their participation in meaningful mentoring relationships," said program co-ordinator Kelly Aspell. "By matching students with successful role models, either working towards or already working in their area of interest, we give them access to a wealth of first-hand information."

The Tri-mentoring program is funded with the help of a grant from The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

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For more information, please contact Kelly Aspell, Mentoring Coordinator, Memorial University of Newfoundland, phone (709) 737-2664, e-mail kaspell@mun.ca.

 

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