Peer Mentoring for Students with Disabilities

Navigating the first semester of university life as a disabled student can be incredibly challenging. This fall, the Blundon Centre (Accessibility Services) is pleased to once again offer its Peer Mentoring Program for Students with Disabilities.  

This program aims to support disabled students at Memorial as they adjust to the first year of their university life. This program is open to any first year self-identified disabled student enrolled at Memorial and seeks to match first year students with upper year students with disabilities. Matches can be done by disability type, academic or other interests.

Peer mentoring can take many forms, but a mentor can support you in areas such as:

  • Navigating student services and the university community
  • The ‘hidden curriculum’ of university life (things that you can’t find on a website or pamphlet)
  • Communicating with your professors or service providers
  • Being a strong self-advocate
  • Getting organized academically (although, a mentor is not a tutor – they just might have some tips, tricks, and strategies to share with you)

If you are interested in being matched with a mentor for this semester then please complete the mentee registration rorm at by Wednesday, September 13th at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions about the program, contact the coordinator, Robert Forward at or call (709) 864-6220.